Genre Archive : myth & religion

(Genres are usual for categorising stuff but apart from that they mean very little to me, so you might not agree with what I have listed where)

Galatea
Galatea by Madeline Miller

Thanks to Andi’s review of The Song of Achilles I learned that Miller had a new short story out. So […]

The song of Achilles

I seem to be reading a lot of myths, and myth inspired fiction, at the moment. Last it was Norse […]

Ragnarok : the end of the gods

Quotes I liked ; Pinterest There was once a girl, an evacuee during the blitz, who read a lot. Myths, […]

The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ

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.

Troy [based on book]

based on poem by Homer So the Iliad up on the big screen. The most expensive film ever made. Bound […]

The Bull Raid

ISBN: 1405212551 This is a YA book based on the Irish legend of The Táin. Cúchulainn is the legendary Ulster […]