The Origins of Mulan

The Origins of Mulan

Mulan is a fascinating figure of legend and folklore. From the ballad, to books, and then to film, Mulan has gone through several iterations and changes throughout the years. There is so much to discuss and delve into when it comes to her story. Let’s talk about the origins of Mulan.   So where do we start? image via pinterest Let’s start with what we know based, upon what we have been told. Since our first interaction with this story was probably through Disney’s 1998 animated film. We know the Mulan is a young woman who disguises herself as a …

Here’s What to Read if You Love Mythology

Here’s What to Read if You Love Mythology

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We’ve all heard mythological tales of monsters and guardians, good versus evil and so on from our parents and grandparents, regardless of what culture we grew up in.  Stories of gods, angels, and other worlds are commonplace. Mythological worlds act as a strong base for memorable fictional worlds created by authors.   Modern mythological fiction provides an unseen, complex, deep and often dark sides of these mythological worlds.    Here are what I believe to be some of the best, most engrossing works of mythological fiction.   1. The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan    Image Via How to Read Me   Ordinary boy …

This Artist Is on a Mission to Illustrate Every Mythological Creature

This Artist Is on a Mission to Illustrate Every Mythological Creature

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Iman Joy El Shami-Mader has been drawing a creature a day since October 2017, and posting the illustrations on her Instagram.    She told Atlas Obscura “It all started with the book Phantasmagoria—which is great—but there are many creatures that are only mentioned in passing or without any description at all.”     guys, one amazing thing after the other is happening and I’m serisouly just gobsmacked by it all?.. I cannot find the words to thank you all!❤️❤️❤️ . today another creature from the USA! here’s… Champ/Tatoskok . In American folklore, Champ or Champy is the name given to a lake …

5 Supernatural Creatures From Folklore You Forgot Existed

5 Supernatural Creatures From Folklore You Forgot Existed

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Vampires, vamoose! Here are five lesser-known but equally amazing (sometimes terrifying) mystical creatures from around the world.   1. Selkies   Image Via inwordsandink   Selkies live as seals but can shed their skins and become human in order to come onto land. They are native to Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, and the Faroe Isles.There are many tales of selkies. They’re said to be very beautiful, being forced into relationships with humans who steal their skins. These tales almost always end with the selkie’s retrieval of their skin, often many years later, and their immediate return to the ocean. The Irish Oscar-nominated …