17 years later. I can still remember the way I felt sitting in my high school classroom, wondering where our world was headed. 17 years later, I’m still asking the same questions. Continue reading Remember
Superstitions. Myths. Urban Legends. Life is full of them. How did they come to be? Check out this Ted-Ed video from Stuart Vyse about where superstitions come from. As fiction writers how do we use these ideas to build credible superstitions, myths, etc into our narratives, especially since it is so ingrained in our cultures and would thus probably be a part of whatever fictional … Continue reading Myth building and Superstitions
This interesting piece from Adrienne Mayor draws comparisons between the mythological Amazons and the ancient kingdom of Scythia. It’s always fascinating to me how mythology, history, and archaeology intersect to build modern myths. Continue reading Did the Amazons Really Exist?
In this story from Einav Zamir Dembin, we see the intersections of history, literature, and archaeology. Did Troy really exist? Continue reading Did ancient Troy really exist?