June, 2017

Kala – God of Time and Death

In Western culture we have personified the idea of death in myth in many forms; Hades, Thanatos, the Grim Reaper, etc. But in East Asia they have developed a much richer conception.   In Java Mythology we have a much more frightening concept for Time and Death in the form of a being called Kala. […]

Mythology: Georges Dumézil and the Trifunctional Hypothesis

Love this guy: Georges_Dumézil  I read his stuff when I was a young man. He also studied Mythology and saw in his studies of the Indo-Europeans mythological patterns that had for thousands of years formed the basis for why Western Society has the beliefs systems, marital systems, religious construction, and political organizations it now supports. […]

Why I Dislike Comic Book Movies

I’m sorry, but I really dislike all the comic book movies created the past 10 years. The central problem with how we write and make comic book movies today is not just that they all feel the same but that we so willingly accept these hyper-violent, protagonist films that fail to inspire us. As Americans […]