I love mythology and spent many years of my professional life teaching world mythology to classes of initially skeptical students who took the course because it “met a humanities requirement.” As the class progressed and we breathed life into these mythological figures and their stories, the material began to energize my students. By the end of the semester, many of them came to share my belief that these ancient stories still have much to say to us after all these years.
My blog will focus on aspects related to mythology including but not limited to a retelling of some of the world’s ancient myths, my musings and interpretations of myths in ways that make them accessible to a modern audience, an exploration of how visual and literary artists articulated their visions through the use of myths, links to relevant books, and all manner of wonderful things pertaining to mythology.
Myths offered a wealth of meaning to their audiences. They survived the centuries because they continue to speak to us after all these years. I am passionate about the value and relevance of myths, and I hope that by sharing some of my thoughts on mythology, you can experience some of that same passion.