November, 2016

Using Old World Religious Symbols in Modern Story Telling

There are some interesting debates in my Facebook writers groups today. The debate surrounds the use of “demons” and “devils” in fantasy fiction, and writing protagonists that are demonic yet who seek to be human, find love, etc. as humans. This whole idea had me thinking about why we still write about such mythological beings. […]

Who is Father Time?

Looking at this old 19th century illustration you may say, hey that looks like old Santa Claus. That’s no coincidence, and reflects the deeper mythological meaning of this old Western folklore figure in Modern Western culture.   Years ago there used to be popular references to Father Time (or Old Man Time) around New Year’s Eve. […]

In Search of the Earth Mother : Norse Gods Frigga and Baldur

In the 13th century an Icelandic poetic wrote down the last relics of an ancient Viking culture, the Prose Eddas. From these and other ancient manuscripts have come many treasures of Western culture and pre-Christian mythology. One of the fascinating discoveries I have made as an amateur cultural sleuth and mythologist is the hidden archetypes […]