I seem to be reading a lot of myths, and myth inspired fiction, at the moment. Last it was Norse myths, and not I’m on to Greek myths, and the tale of Achilles and his role in The Trojan war. … Continue reading
myth & religion
Quotes I liked ; Pinterest There was once a girl, an evacuee during the blitz, who read a lot. Myths, legends, religious books. And her favourite was the Norse tales. She read and reread them; they spoke to something in … Continue reading
by Philip Pullman
The back of the edition of this that I read has only the words: This is a story. Interesting. Is that because the publisher’s don’t want to offend the ultra religious in the Christian world. Or is it a message from the author that the life of Jesus is a story. That the bible is a story.
Pullman, of course, is known for his ever so slightly controversial views on religion, he has used them in his fiction before. In that case it involved a worn-out god, and power-hungry angels. Here he revisits the myth:”(is a myth a religion we dont believe in?)”: of Jesus Christ and weaves a new story out of it.
19 October 2005
Cast: Brad Pitt, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean
Script: David Benioff
Genre: historical fiction, myth & religion
Setting: Ancient times, Troy
based on poem by Homer So the Iliad up on the big screen. The most expensive film ever made. Bound to be rubbish right? Well it isn’t great, but it is far from bad. The films opens with a brief … Continue reading
ISBN: 1405212551 This is a YA book based on the Irish legend of The Táin. Cúchulainn is the legendary Ulster warrior who is forced to defend the province from the Connacht invasion, and all over one brown bull. I suppose … Continue reading