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07:42 am: In Which I Participate In An SF Signal Mind Meld:

I was invited to participate in an SF Signal Mind Meld. The question was:

Q: Gods, Goddesses and Myths: From Rick Riordan to Dan Simmons, the popularity of Gods, Goddesses and Mythology, especially but not limited to Classical Greco-Roman and Norse mythology seems as fresh as ever. What is the appeal and power of mythological figures, in and out of their normal time? What do they bring to genre fiction?

You can read it here.

 

John participated as well.

Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)

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From:marycatelli
Date:May 22nd, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
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I must observe that the lesser known mythologies are the pets of various neo-Pagans who can get into arms about "false" representation.

To be sure, they can do that for Norse and Greek as well, and some of their notions are as wacky as for the lesser known ones.
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From:arhyalon
Date:May 22nd, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
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That is true...much more so now than it was a few years ago. But usually it's only a few folks complaining...about the same number you'd get if you wrote a version that disagreed with the version shown by another author.
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