Religion & War in Myth Cycles


Eleanor teaches Social Studies to 6th graders and spends the bits of time left over writing books that bring history -- and magic -- to life. She enjoys rock climbing, bullet journaling, & gardening focused on plants you can actually eat.

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  1. How intriguing! Mythology is one of my favorite things about history… One of the few things that really garnered my attention during history studies, in fact. Writing an entire myth cycle sounds like quite the journey, but I wish you the best with it and hope to hear more about it in the future!

    • Eleanor says:

      It’s definitely going to be an adventure; so far, I have the origin story and one of the early myths for Verraine decided on. I’m sure I’ll write about them soon, I’m pretty excited about the societal implications of them 🙂

  2. Lidy says:

    I love mythology, the Greek myths being my favorite. The Norse and Egyptian myths come in second but all three influence an epic fantasy novel I’m writing (currently in hiatus). I even like exploring Japanese myths and folklore (another reason why I love anime). Even though they’re myths, they are deeply entrenched, spiritually and culturally in the people’s lives.

    • Eleanor says:

      I’ve had the devil of a time getting a good sense of Japanese myths. I’m familiar with some mythological creatures, and a handful of the myths, but every time I’ve gone digging I’ve come up blank on a coherent text to help get me started with enough context to make sense of things. It’s been a few years since I took a really comprehensive wikiwalk on the subject, though, so maybe I’m due: I just found out about the Kojiki, which seems like it might be a fantastic example of the principle I’m trying to demonstrate above… except I can’t find out much about it beyond the fact that it exists.

  3. Shellah says:

    I can’t wait to find out what your mythology ends up being!

  4. Renee Grace Thompson says:

    Very interesting and informative. Thank you.

    I once heard a Theologian say that Christian religion runs in cycles. This–Catholicism was supplanted by the worship of Reason–seems to be happening today, doesn’t it?

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