Behold, the mighty myths of Britain. Whether they originated in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, we’ll be looking at some important myths that have become more well known not just here, but further afield. From simple spirits, through to heroics that have been told throughout the ages, this week, we’re checking out our Top 10 British Myths.
Next on the chopping block, a Top 10 that springs to mind when thinking of Hallowe’en. It was necks to impossible to pick from our examples, but we made some real headway and have ranked some examples that are truly head and shoulders above the rest and it’s heads, it’s severed, decapitated, removed from the body heads. You already knew that from the title, no need for the puns, after all if you read the title…
You’re already ahead of the punchline. (more…)
While I’m on the subject of things that don’t see a lot of screen time and the curious things you learn while researching for other things, have you ever heard of a Grootslang? It’s not any of the things you just thought of, many of which I’m sure were disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourselves, we’re a respectable website. (more…)
It’s difficult, almost impossible to come up with an original idea any more. Invention comes mostly from developing or recreating old ideas, or fusing two or more old ideas until the new one becomes suitably distinct; true invention, that can spawn an entirely original creation is a rare and precious gift that often leaves the bearer mental and in a corner spinning buscuits and gluing stuff to stuff. (more…)
The Greeks have perhaps told the most culturally pervasive and enduring tales of any culture. Modern film can barely touch the thousand year epics they forged, but they have done wonders for reimagining and retelling those ancient epics and literary masterworks, and it’s hard to find a work of fantasy untouched by Grecian inspiration. Jason’s Argonauts, the half god Herakles, heroes and monsters, gods and titans. And though the stories were not unique, and many civilizations had risen and fallen long before the Greeks penned their epics, it is the Greeks we call the classics. (more…)
For the first time in a few months, Joel and I decided to bring back our Top 10’s. So we didn’t want to come back and do things in our usual way. No, we wanted to out-do ourselves by going for a topic that was just so big, it had to be larger than life. We thought long and hard about what to do on the return to Top 10’s and this is what we came up with, our Top 10 Mythological Creatures.
Before we start this post, let us get one thing out of the way with. A mythological creature here is defined as something you would see within myths, that wasn’t a unique myth. An example of a unique myths includes Anubis, the god of embalming and the dead. With that definition out of the way, it’s time to begin – but before we do, we have a pre-top 10 honourable omission to get out there…