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mythosblogging · 9 days ago
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Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Thor film series is, of course, based on the Marvel comics, which are, in turn, based on the Norse Gods. The godly realm of Asgard is reimagined as an alien realm, and the titular character, Thor (though he keeps his title, God of Thunder) is reimagined as the alien prince of this interstellar realm.
With this in mind, it is perhaps a bit foolish to expect mythological accuracy from a film based on a comic book, particularly when the comic already deviates from the myth. The most obvious deviation being that Loki is reimagined as Thor’s tricky (accurate), silver-tongued (also accurate) adopted brother (Not quite). In Norse myth however, Loki was the sworn blood-brother of Thor’s father, Odin, and so more akin to an uncle.
Despite this, however, Taika Waititi’s Thor Ragnarök does have some key similarities to the Norse myths that a keen mythology fan might pick up on.
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deniskhenry · 9 days ago
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Juiz Dredd: Heavy Metal . . Encadernado do Selo 2000 AD, com histórias de John Wagner, Alan Grant, John Smith, Jim Alexander e David Bishop, com Artes de Simon Bisley, John Hicklenton, Deam Ormston, Brenda McCarthy e Colin MaNeil, com 132 páginas de Outubro de 2017 pela @mythoseditora compila de maneira seriada várias edições de Juiz Dredd Magazine de 1991 à 2017. . . Este encadernado tem uma reunião de 19 esotrias curtinhas dentro do universo de Mega City Um, e mostra O Juiz Dredd impecável no combate ao crime, sempre durão e de forma bem violenta num clima cercado de extremos, Easter-Eggs, trocadilhos infames e bastante violência e sangue! . . Claro tem estórias bem divertidas a ao mesmo tempo tensas que margem ao hilário como em "fuga das galinhas" envolvendo Barão Tubarão e sua mandíbula assassina num trocadilho a Ozzy Osbourne e os MorcePlanadores, Tem os Beijogramas mutantes, Rock Power com "Wolt Bisley" numa sátira ao universo Disney e até a Balada do Toad McFarlane literalmente um home sapo que se da mau até topar com o juiz Dredd que aliás sempre ao melhor estilo mete o pé na porta . . A Arte segue padrões variados, quase sempre com um 'traço sujo' com cenas bem debochadas e violência ao extremo, com boas doses de cores e muitos detalhes e cenários cheio de referências a vários estereótipos conhecidos do cinema em geral. . . Juiz Dredd nesta fase Heavy Metal é divertido e não considero uma leitura para todos os públicos, pois tem bizarrice, violência extrema e humor ácido inteligente em várias curtas histórias. . . #Coleção #Colecionador #Hqs #MythosEditora #Mythos #2000Ad #JuizDredd #HeavyMetal #Quadrinhos #Review #Comic #GraphicNovel #JudgeDredd #Review #Resenha (em São Raimundo Nonato) https://www.instagram.com/p/CP-0lmTD7Y_/?utm_medium=tumblr
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mythosblogging · a month ago
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The lovely ladies of the sea (or mermaids to use the common phrase) have appeared in myths and legends around the world, for centuries. While the debate about the ‘realness’ of mermaids is still occasionally disputed – with some arguing that the vastness of the ocean makes it impossible for mermaids to be definitively disproven – most have accepted that mermaids are not real, and the creature has firmly settled into myth and fiction. In her 2017 novel Into the Drowning Deep, horror and sci-fi author Mira Grant takes a step away from the fantastical, to explore what a real-life mermaid would look like, and what would be the scientific reason beside their human appearance and enchanting voices.
The novel explores the journey of the Melusine, a crew of scientists heading on a journey to the Mariana Trench to find out if there could be mermaids lurking in the deepest depths of the sea. The journey is funded by Imagine, a documentary channel known for their ‘mockumentaries’ and their pseudo-scientific attempts to prove the existence of various cryptids. The journey also has a twist – almost a decade earlier, Imagine sent a different crew on the same voyage. No one returned. The only clue was video footage found on the ship… footage of terrifying mermaids attacking and devouring the crew. The unlucky ship, the Atargatis, was found days after their last distress signal, drifting empty in the ocean.
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jonathanpongratz · a month ago
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Book Review: Things Unknown: A Collection of Horror Stories
Book Review: Things Unknown: A Collection of Horror Stories
Hello Ghouls, Girls, and Gents, Are you ready for some more frights? I hope so, because the book I just read is full of them! I just finished reading Things Unknown, a horror story anthology by Travis Liebert. After reading The Anomaly Archives (you can find my review here) and interviewing Travis (you can find that here), I couldn’t wait to read more of his work. On to the review!   Blurb: A…
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mythosblogging · a month ago
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This week saw the birthday of British author, Terry Pratchett, so we're delving into the Discworld, and taking a look at his novel Carpe Jugulum - featuring a turf war between the (fan favourite) Lancre Witches, and the encroaching Count Magpyr and his vampire family.
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mythosblogging · a month ago
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Published in 2018, Sophie Anderson’s 'The House with Chicken Legs' reached swift popularity. It was shortlisted for five different awards in 2019, including CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Blue Peter Book Awards. The children’s book tells the enchanting story of a young girl named Marinka, who lives with her grandmother and Jack, a jackdaw that she raised from a chick. The three of them live in the woods in their house which, as the title suggests, has chicken legs. If this is starting to sound familiar, it should – the book is an enchanting retelling of a figure from Slavic folklore, the dreaded Baba Yaga.
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bibliofilai · a month ago
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Author: Stephen Fry Title: Troy Series: Stephen Fry’s Great Mythology 3 Genre: Mythology; Retellings Pages: 496 Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
I’m not a big fan of Greek mythology, just because I got oversaturated with it in the past. But “Troy” is a retelling by Stephen Fry, so there wasn’t even a question of whether I’ll read it.
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mythosblogging · 2 months ago
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Disney films tend to be bright, colourful, heart-wrenching, and accompanied by a killer soundtrack that you will be humming in the shower for the rest of your life. Sadly, one thing that Disney films do not tend to be is accurate to the source material. Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ does not end with Ariel married to the prince. Victor Hugo’s novel ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ does not end with an attempted burning and a miraculous rescue. And the story of Hercules is not nearly as happy as the Disney movie would imply.
The film is certainly dynamic, and incorporates Greek mythology in a very interesting way, with many little nods to time that it is set in (for example, the alignment of the planets only shows the six planets that the Ancient Greeks were aware of.) The character design is admittedly brilliant – in particular the sinister Fates, squabbling over their one eye, works really well. The inclusion of the five muses as a Greek Chorus (a staple of Greek theatre) was also a nice touch. However, while these little nods to the original material are certainly nice...
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mindbat · 2 months ago
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Short Book Reviews: March 2021
Short Book Reviews: March 2021
Ok, I didn’t get this posted in time for the end of March, but better late then never, eh? Continuing the theme of posting short reviews of the things I read each month, here’s what I’ve consumed since last time, again in reverse order (so, the most recent book first): Seven-Gun Snow White, by Catherynne M Valente The first book is also one I couldn’t finish. I love the premise of this book: a…
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oosteven-universe · 2 months ago
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Deep Blue #3
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Deep Blue #3 Mythos Comics 2020 Created by Bragi Schut & Lewis Fenton Written by Bragi Schut Illustrated by John “Roc” Upchurch Rats In The Maze As Dobbs and Anna make their way through Mech City they begin to question whether they are any closer to freedom, or whether they are merely unwitting test subjects... rats in a maze... This is one of those science fiction stories that has a heavy Twilight Zone slant to how we see it which coincidentally is why I like this as much as I do.  There is actually a lot going on this issue that starts to make the entire story make more sense.  I’m still not entirely sure how the world actually got to this place but it certainly has all the earmarks of A.I. Robots rising up and taking control of the planet and reducing the human population to more easily controllable numbers.  Free association with what I see here means that I really am engaged and invested in the story.  That’s the great thing about comics though is its ability to pull you and leave you with an experience that may or may not be shared in the exact same way as others perceive.   I am enjoying the way that this is being told.  The story & plot development that we see through how the sequence of events unfold as well as how the reader learns information is presented very nicely.  The character development keeps getting stronger and stronger with the way they face each new obstacle, situation and circumstance that is placed in their way.  The pacing is superb and as it takes us through the pages revealing the twists & turns along the way we’re given a look into this more complex storytelling that you originally suspect the book contains.  With the way we see this being structured and how the layers within the story continue to grow, change and evolve it manages to keep you at the edge of your seat wondering what could possibly come next.  I am also enjoying how we see everything working together to create the story’s ebb & flow. Overall this is a very interesting tale that has layers to it that belies its premise or concept and it takes us on a thinking mans journey through the pages as we wonder what is real and what isn’t.  It is almost as if Dobbs meeting Anna is a ploy of some kind to see just how much further he is willing to go when it isn’t simply his own life at stake. The interiors here are pretty complex as well.  The whole idea of a maze as we see it play out over the first few pages also become more complex as the pages turn.  Again there’s something about seeing this from different perspectives that just expands the way the reader sees the story as well.  The linework that we see with its varying weights being utilised to  create the detail work is really well done.  With the backgrounds being integral to parts of the story and how they are incorporated into the composition within the panels bring us this marvellous depth perception, sense of scale and the overall sense of size and scope to the story.  The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show a remarkably solid eye for storytelling.  The colour work is beautifully rendered as well.  How we see the various hues and tones within the colours being utilised to create the shading, highlights and shadow work shows a wonderful understanding of how colour works.  Also to see the shadows cast by light sources, such as the pipes or catwalk they traverse upon, is exceptionally done. ​ Everything is what it appears to be and yet nothing is what it seems.  It is this kind of contradiction that exemplifies what reading this story is like.  It is also why reading this is as much fun as it is and why it’s one we cannot put down once it’s started.
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theotherscribeblog · 2 months ago
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Having finished the Conan the Barbarian reviews, we're starting on the Cthulhu mythos! Today is a review of H. P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror"! Are there unearthly monsters? Are there forbidden tomes of eldritch lore? Is there racism? (Oh boy.)  Take a look to see!
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ghoulsandgunsmoke-blog · 2 months ago
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Review: Graham Plowman's 'At The Mountains Of Madness Soundtrack'
Review: Graham Plowman’s ‘At The Mountains Of Madness Soundtrack’
Graham Plowman is a contemporary composer that has done the scores for various video games, and some independent movies. He’s also worked with the publishers of the tabletop role play game, Call of Cthulhu. Aside from that he’s been creating his own work under the title of Cthulhu Mythos – H.P. Lovecraft Horror Music. As the name suggests, the music is inspired by and influenced by the writings…
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mythosblogging · 3 months ago
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The most blatant influence of Norse mythology on Tolkien’s dwarf population is in the names. All but one dwarf is named from Norse mythology. Durin was the second dwarf created in Norse mythology, and the first dwarf created in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. Thorin, Dwalin, Fili, Kili and all the other dwarves from Tolkien’s The Hobbit are listed beneath Durin in the Prose Edda which lists the order that the first dwarves were created. Another familiar name on the list is Gandalf, although Tolkien chose to give this name to his wizard. The only exception to this rule is, perhaps, the most famous of Tolkien’s dwarves, Gimli.
Gimli is of course the dwarven warrior who accompanied Frodo on his quest to destroy the One Ring. His name is the Icelandic form of Gimlé, a glittering place where the survivors of last battle between good and evil – Ragnarok – will go. This is perhaps a reference to the fact that, after surviving the final battle against Sauron, Gimli was the only dwarf ever to be granted access to Valinor – the undying lands of the Elves, often compared to heaven or paradise.
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mythosblogging · 3 months ago
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Zombies may have become a staple of modern Sci-Fi but they have their origins in Haitian Myths - specifically the myths of Haitian slaves who feared being denied rest is the afterlife.
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mythosblogging · 3 months ago
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Who danced with Oak Mary?
  In his chilling novel, The Hollow Tree, James Bogden strives to answer the question of who killed a young woman and buried her in an oak tree. He utilises a mythological archetype found around the globe - the psychopomp - to create a avenue of conversation between his living, and his dead protagonists.
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mythosblogging · 4 months ago
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Helen Dunmore’s beautiful children’s novel, Ingo creates a beautiful and enchanting world that draws on traditional British folklore, and the authors own imagination to create a gripping novel. The story begins with protagonist, Sapphy, and her father, Mathew Trewheller, in a church looking at a carving of a mermaid...
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obsidian-sorcerer · 4 months ago
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A collection of horror, mystery, and weird fiction, it took considerable effort to push myself  through this. The horror isn’t scary, the mysteries easily deduced, and the weird tales are only mildly eerie. Derleth’s writing here isn’t bad, but the stories are frustrating for how uninspired they are. As much as I wanted to like Dwellers in Darkness, I could have skipped this one.
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meltotheany · 5 months ago
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Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Goodreads | Amazon US | Book Depository | B&N | IndieBound | Bookshop Finished copy provided by Disney-Hyperion “Nine gods have betrayed me and now demand cruel revenge.” Nine gods have been abandoned by Zeus as punishment for a rebellion filled with betrayal. Since the banishment, these nine gods are forced to walk among humans like mortals, while carrying out their bloodline. Yet, every seven…
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