Twentieth Century Fox was known for trying new versions of media that other companies had already laid claim to. One of these experiments was their take on the princess faerytales by creating Anastasia. The film was based on the historical events of the Russian royal family and the tragic event that claimed many of their lives.
Many of the Roman Gods and Goddesses have similar attributes for the Greek counterparts, for Venus, the Goddess of Love her Greek counterpart is Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty. Venus is always depicted in art as being a vision of purity and beauty.
I was fortunate to meet J.T Joseph through a Facebook group for fantasy writers where I had posted an ad for the blog looking for writers, authors, and poets to contribute their work. I think advertising other author’s works is a positive way to network, plus it helps other readers become aware of their work especially if they might not of known of them previously.
The circus was a family affair where you could sit inside a giant circus tent and watch acts be performed before your eyes. Beneath the glam and wonder, lies a deeper meaning to the actors performing for the audience. The circus were the first versions of freak shows creating unique acts for the spectator’s amusement. The Greatest Showman shows that everyone wants to find a place where they belong.
There are numerous detective stories in the world with them all dating back to the first fiction detective. Sherlock Homes is the person many people consider as the original. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the man behind the legends creating a character some believe to be real.
There are many who believe that the myths and legends created by ancient civilizations were more than just stories. That these legends were recording or warning of what the Gods were known for. Loki is a God that is well-known in myths being reintroduced to the media in the most recent films for Marvel.
Many people were introduced to three of the Norse Gods. Thor, Odin, and Loki through the adaption of Marvel’s comic, Thor in 2013. The film lightly touches on the Gods but fails to go into detail of the mythology behind the characters. It is a good way to introduce those unfamiliar with Norse mythology to the characters, but additional research required to fully appreciate their roles in history.
In Greek mythology Cronos was the youngest child of the Titans Gaia and Uranus. He was the father of Zeus and his siblings. Zeus was tasked with defeating his father and claiming his throne. This story arch is the basis for the Sony hack/ slash franchise God of War created by David Jaffe.
When heroes went on great quests or adventures they would pray to the Greek Goddess Athena for guidance and protection. Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom, Goddess of Victory, and Goddess of War. She is often drawn with an owl on her shoulder dressed in full battle armor. The Goddess has been mentioned in numerous mythology legends detailing of her helping heroes and getting revenge on the misguided.
After watching Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, I was intrigued by his generosity. Yes, he enjoys the thrill of stealing from nobles, yet he doesn’t keep the profits he steals but rather shares it with his community. The character Robin Hood has been mentioned in numerous movies and television shows, usually dressed in green wielding a bow and arrow, yet what do we really know about the character?