Bust Out the Norse Mythology Books for the New God of War Video Game

Bust Out the Norse Mythology Books for the New God of War Video Game

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For all you videogames buffs out there, and also mythology fans, you’ve basically just hit the jackpot. The new version of God of War games are taking on a new outlet of myths and tales and fans are excited pick up their PS4s.    Image Via Ocean of Games     According to Newsweek, in a recent interview, Sony reps confirmed that the franchise will be moving into the world of Norse mythology. The first trilogy of the action-adventure game full of epic war scenes followed Greek mythology. This is when Kratos was seeking revenge against Ares, the Greek God …

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 …

Your Valentine’s Day Throwback: The History of Cupid

Your Valentine’s Day Throwback: The History of Cupid

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It’s funny how Valentine’s Day evokes images of Cupid. His cherubic face is a contrast to the mischief he pulls when it comes to classic love stories. And although he may just look like a small baby flying around shooting hopeless souls with a bow and arrow, his story is a lot richer.   This celestial and god-like little being hails from way back in time, long before he was stamped on the front of corny Valentine’s Day cards. When I say long, I mean 700 B.C. long. If you’re still not quite sure who this aerial fella is, here’s a …

Gucci Goes Greek: Artist Inspired by Icarus for 2017 Gucci Gift Catalogue

Gucci Goes Greek: Artist Inspired by Icarus for 2017 Gucci Gift Catalogue

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Artist Ignasi Monreal got the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this year when he was picked to create a book of illustrations for fashion house Gucci. His inspiration, the winged Icarus from Greek mythology, is showcased as the cover image, wearing a Gucci suit and backpack, of course.   Image via The Drum   Ignasi says he’s always felt a magnetic connection with the sun. Its power and beauty have always drawn him in, and as a young boy in Spain he was enthralled by the story of Icarus, a boy who flew too close to the sun with wings …

6 Literary Witches That Put a Spell on Us

6 Literary Witches That Put a Spell on Us

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We all love ’em, we all know ’em, we all want to be ’em. Witches. Just the word itself has me throwing on pendants and bobbles and vying to make earthy concoctions and spells. Please tell me I’m not the only one.   Why is it that we love witches so much? Their knowledge, power, strength, and otherworldly aura create something so mystifying that we can only daydream of being one. Especially the ones everybody loves. Below are six literary witches that we wish we could be. I’d like to believe I’ll become one in another life, but anyway. Enjoy, mere humans. …