9 Classical Mythology Tropes in Modern Storytelling: Where Do Today’s Ideas Come From?

9 Classical Mythology Tropes in Modern Storytelling: Where Do Today’s Ideas Come From?

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You don’t need to be a Classics major or an expert in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures to appreciate Classical Myth. When I say Classical Myth, I don’t mean just Greek Myth – although it did make the biggest contribution. Classical Myth however, is Greek, Roman, Sumerian, and even Egyptian Myth, all of which shared Indo-European origins. These Ancient cultures and their myths have set the stepping stones for modern literature and storytelling as we know it today. Almost every trope, every story, every plot twist know to humanity has somehow – consciously or unconsciously – been inspired by Classical Myth. There is no such thing as a “new” idea; every story in fiction today is, in a way, an extension or a retelling of an older one. Ideas don’t just appear out of thin air, they’re slowly formed and executed.

Disney Announces Huge Projects Expanding the Star Wars Galaxy

Disney Announces Huge Projects Expanding the Star Wars Galaxy

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If you heard the sound of millions of Star Wars fans crying out this past Thursday, that’s because Disney and Lucasfilm announced an exciting lineup of projects and gave fans new looks at Lucasfilm’s upcoming shows and movies. So, hold on to Baby Yoda (or Grogu) as we jump into lightspeed to see just where in the galaxy we’re exploring next!