Writing with Myths & Legends

Greek, Roman, Egyptian myths and legends are some of my favourites, tales that I find incredibly intriguing and fascinating. Since I find them so interesting, I attempt using these cultures stories in my own stories. This is something that requires lots of research in order to do it right, so I thought I would list the resources I use to do this because not only is it fun to learn about mythology, but it is also fun to write within these worlds!

Myths and Legends (TV Show)

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This is an amazing TV show on Netflix that is a great tool for storytellers. It talks about different myths and legends from different parts of the world, and discusses how the writers of these stories used different techniques in their works. You will walk away from each episode knowing a little more about mythology than you did before so I highly recommend it!

Rick Riordan Books!

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Want a fun and entertaining way to learn mythology? Rick Riordan books are the way to go if that is the case. He is an amazing writer of middle grade and YA who weaves different mythologies into his stories. For example, his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series focuses on Greek mythology, the Heroes of Olympus series focuses on both Greek and Roman mythology, the Kane Chronicles trilogy focuses on Egyptian mythology, and his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy focuses on Norse mythology. You learn so much and it will make you want to keep knowing more!

Podcasts

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There are so many great podcasts on whatever you want, which means there are also a lot of options when it comes to discovering different myths and legends. My number one recommendation is the Myths and Legends podcast because they offer podcasts on such a wide variety of civilizations. Anywhere from Greek to Indian to Chinese this podcast has at all! It is a great source of info because when you are walking or driving or on the bus you can listen to it or if you are just sitting down with a hot drink.

Those are the three main ways I learn myths and legends and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Prepping for Camp NaNoWriMo!

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