Beauties, Brigands, and Beasties

Making Myth – A Dove called Hu

In my mytho-poetic novel, the Phantammeron, I have tried to “create myth” using imagery, poetic prose, and abstracted story elements of my Christian and Pagan past to convey to the reader and writers that writing can go beyond our shallow Modern Tropes. As I’ve talked about, writing novels and fantasy stories no longer has to […]

Our Mythological Connection to Animals

We should not forget, as the world now shrinks and the animals perish around us, the magnificent and powerful connection we have to the animal world, not as pets or as food, but as Myth! For in fairy tales and ancient stories we find something written that shows we once had some deeper bond to […]

The Earth Mother

One of the fascinating discoveries I have made as an amateur cultural sleuth and mythologist is the hidden archetypes of the old Earth Mother – a spirit our ancestors believed in for thousands and thousands of years prior to the advent of Greek, Roman, and Modern European civilizations took root. The Earth Mother in Western […]