30DOD: VIII- Background: Mythology

Published July 31, 2014 by Lunapo

 

My main source of mythology comes from the Norse pantheon. I give a lot of credit to Erik Evenson and his work. I am not great with reading old texts and the modernized version of the myths suits me really well. It helps too that I am a comic lover. While I am sure a lot of what was in the original text was lost in translation- from the Christianization/bastardization of myth (many cultures have felt this), the change from the original language of the Eddas to English to modern English, to the comic version.

If anyone is interested in Norse Mythology beyond the Marvel Thor character, but they are not intrigued enough to read the full text of the Eddas or, like me, just don’t have the time/attention to devote to such a task, I highly recommend this version. Whether this is a stepping stone or this is as deep as you go, it is a great read with wonderful illustration throughout.

One of my goals for the remainder of the year is to do more research and read more Irish myths. While it is well known that most Irish lore did not survive St. Patrick, I am finding time after Witchlette goes down to delve into myth. While I am familiar with the Mythological Cycle and  The Tuatha de Danann, I would like to read the other three cycles: Ulster, Fenian, and Historical.

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