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What Are Myths For? - Classical Mythology

What Are Myths For? - Classical Mythology | Cultural stuff | Scoop.it
Classical mythology is brimming over with stories of passion, tragedy, war, and heroism
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Homer’s Odysseus and Dante’s Ulysses: The Survival of a Classical Myth | Kud Logos

Homer’s Odysseus and Dante’s Ulysses: The Survival of a Classical Myth | Kud Logos | Cultural stuff | Scoop.it
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Odysseus as a returner; polytropos "many turns", of fate, driven forward by yearning; inner journey towards Oneness. "All-round" hero (husband, father, lover, king, subject, hero). Refuses worldly, vain pleasures (syrens, the mast) and immortality (Calypso).

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Superheroes a 'cultural catastrophe', says comics guru Alan Moore

Superheroes a 'cultural catastrophe', says comics guru Alan Moore | Cultural stuff | Scoop.it
Watchmen author tells interviewer that they have become a dangerous distraction, and that he plans to withdraw from public life
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about superhero myth signalling a socio-cultural trend: retreat from complexities of life. Could also be a re-invention of the "hero" in the wake of de-valuation of myths in the modern world. An ironic re-creation of the hero in comics, children's stories etc.

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Myths in Literature - Classical Mythology

Myths in Literature - Classical Mythology | Cultural stuff | Scoop.it
Myths tell such interesting and fundamental stories that it's no surprise that mythology has been a rich source of inspiration for authors
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SparkNotes: The Odyssey

SparkNotes: The Odyssey | Cultural stuff | Scoop.it
From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Odyssey Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.
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On Modernizing/Adapting Myths, James Bond as Odysseus, and On the Undead Archetype | gordsellar.com

On Modernizing/Adapting Myths, James Bond as Odysseus, and On the Undead Archetype | gordsellar.com | Cultural stuff | Scoop.it
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From archetype (myth) to modern hero - Bond as another Odysseus

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