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Extra Credit Reading: Inanna’s Descent

For extra credit I decided to revisit my beloved Inanna’s Descent into the Underworld that I based my Storybook project on. It’s available in the Freebookapalooza under Kramer:…

Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno, Part B

I love how different each circle of hell is. The author clearly spent a lot of time imagining the absolute worst torture people could go through and then…

Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno, Part A

I’ve been fascinated by Dante’s Inferno since I was a kid. I think a lot of us were. In a high school pottery class, I made a box…

Reading Notes: Russian Folktales, Part A

I chose Russian folktales instead of the Czech tales like I’d originally planned because I saw an old horror movie made in 1967 about a Russian ghost story…

Reading Notes: King Arthur, Part B

I found myself much more bored with the tales of chivalry and being worthy enough to use the shield, find the grail, etc. The tales of magic and…

Reading Notes: King Arthur, Part A

Reading these stories reminded me of how absolutely enchanted I was as a child by the King Arthur lore. The 1981 film Excalibur was a staple for me…

Reading Notes: Faerie Queen, Part B

The personification of personality traits in the Enchanter’s castle is quite interesting and profound. It reminds me of when Fullmetal Alchemist personified the Seven Deadly Sins, which is…

Reading Notes: Faerie Queen, Part A

I’m not gonna lie, I was quite disappointed when I saw that there was no Celtic mythology about the gods and goddess, only fairy and folk tales. I’d…

Extra Credit Reading Notes: Pacific Northwest, Part B

I love that Coyote has such a dual persona. In some myths, Coyote is the Lucifer type character, a trickster cast down from the other animal gods. In…

Reading Notes: Pacific Northwest, Part A

It is so fascinating that so many creation myths across the world share a common theme: in the beginning, there was only water and darkness. It really makes…

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