Harry Potter and the Greek treasure trove – How and why Greek myths were incorporated into a modern magical epic

Introduction In ancient Greek the word μῦθος (mythos) simply means word, speech or story, but can also carry the connotations normally associated with the word “myth” today: namely fiction, legend or fable.[1] In recent years books and films alike have provided us with a cornucopia of fantastical tales of gods, heroes and mystical creatures. The genre of fantasy seems to be getting ever more popular, and looking to the future, it appears we still have a lot to look forward to from companies Read more [...]

Antikenrezeption im DC-Universum

Analog zu meiner Liste zur Antikenrezeption im Marvel-Universum trage ich hier Antikenbezüge (sowie Bezüge zu Ägypten und dem Alten Orient) aus dem DC-Universum zusammen. Im Laufe der Zeit werden dann zu jedem einzelnen Eintrag ausführlichere Besprechungen folgen. Agamemno Andromeda (nur der Name?) Ares Aristaios Artemiz Atlantis Azazel Black Adam/Teth-Adam (Project) Cadmus Calliope Cerberus Chronos Circe Female Furies Hawkgirl Hawkman Jericho Read more [...]

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