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Use of mythology when creating... posted 03 December 2004 in Writing TipsUse of mythology when creating... by Morgoth Bauglir, Candidate

Just a word of advice for those fantasy writers with a bad case of creativity-block; take a look at ancient mythology. Usually something can be created (a character or a name) that is based on a mythological name or creature- the research will give you some good ideas, and you can't plagerize cultural identity! Also, try looking at medieval history, packed with factions and titles for a good story. view post


Use of mythology when creating... posted 16 February 2005 in Writing TipsUse of mythology when creating... by Echoex, Auditor

Absolutely. History -- in general -- is an excellent resource for inspiration. Bakker's works are proof of this.

Would The Shriah have declared a holy war to reclaim Shimeh if the Muslims weren't in a Jihad to reclaim Jerusalem? Maybe, but not likely.

Consider uber-god Tolkien and his comparison to religious figures. Jesus enters the desert where he battles with is own demons, eventually emerging as a cleaner, more divine son of God. Gandalf plummets into the pit of the Balrog in a battle against this more personified demon, eventually emerging as Gandalf the White. view post


Use of mythology when creating... posted 19 August 2008 in Writing TipsUse of mythology when creating... by CnaiĆ¼r, Peralogue

I echo this writing tip. Almost all my inspiration stems from mythologies. The Greek stories alone are worthy of pumping out thousands of novels. <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: --> view post


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