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Myth and Magic

Folklore & fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag.

Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too... plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Jul 1, 2020

What is a witch? Learn how to identify different types of witch. Where does the middle-English word wicche originate? What is wicca? Who or what is the horned god? Who or what is the earth mother? Who was Cernunnos?

 


Jun 24, 2020


Where does fantasy begin? This week we examine the effect of liminality and ask, what is a recognition threshold? Also, when will crossover to an otherworld most likely occur? And what has this to do with rites of passage?


Jun 17, 2020

A definition of fantasy. Do you play with wonder & amazement? Here are useful game patterns that can help you write fantasy fiction. Do you employ experiential learning processes in your writing? What is constructive imagination? Are you still fanciful or are you becoming becoming aphantasic? Also, tips on how to...


Jun 10, 2020

Who were the Saxons? Where did the Battle of Badon Hill take place? Why do some people declare they descend from Anglo-Saxons to justify ideologies based on patriotic Englishness?
And did King Arthur ever defeat them?


Jun 3, 2020

Everything you needed to know about angels and angelology. The angelic hierarchy and the difference between seraphs, cherubs and archangels