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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2003, 12:17:37 pm »
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i simply  adore  mythologu and legends

As i live on a greek-spoken isle, i know quite much greek mythology , but for my part i've read a bit more of the classical roman, coz it has some differences from the greek.

i've also started studyin northern and celtic mythology (i prefer the celtic one of those two), and i'm also reading Die Nibelungen and basically some legends and myths from all around the earth.

i'm also into cryptozoology, the unofficial "science" of studyin animals that have not been proven to have existed(ie dragons, unicorn, fairies, merfolk, dwarves, bigfoots...)

Unfortunately there's no actual job i can practice if i'm good at all these, the best thing i can achieve is to get a place as a university lecturer....but that's just not me

Hey, a kindred spirit! Cool!
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2003, 11:31:21 am »
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Last year I studied greek, roman and egyptian mythology. I found that subject very interesting. I don't konow very much about celtic mythology as at school I didn't examined it thoroughly, although I have made some researches on my own. I love Arthurian legends, and I learnt a lot about them while reading The Mists of Avalon.
 
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2003, 11:38:53 am »
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Last year I studied greek, roman and egyptian mythology. I found that subject very interesting. I don't konow very much about celtic mythology as at school I didn't examined it thoroughly, although I have made some researches on my own. I love Arthurian legends, and I learnt a lot about them while reading The Mists of Avalon.
 

i've seen that movie!! it's SO good...it's one of the best movies i've seen..
just the end is not what i've expected..most sources actually say that Morgan and Arthur entered Avalon, and they will remain there, with Morgan takin care of Arthur's wounds and reading out of her spell book, with three other "witches", until the time will come for Arthur to return and rule again..

ah i just love those myths..they're so full of feelings and deeds which seem to have faded in this age of the world...
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2003, 01:27:19 pm »
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I saw the movie, it was better than I had expected, because usually the books are much better than the movies.
I agree with you, the Arthurian legends are so wonderful, that sometimes i find myself thinking they are real, ( I believe that faeries do exist, so it is possible that Avalon is real). 
Sometimes people only see want they want to see, and through the centuries they refused to believe Avalon existed, and that vanished the knowlwdge. (this is only my opinion )
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2003, 02:31:58 pm »
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Awww, Arthurian Legends. Don't get me started...
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2003, 04:32:21 pm »
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Quote from: Miriel on September 07, 2003, 02:31:58 pm   

Awww, Arthurian Legends. Don't get me started...

me neither 
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2003, 10:13:14 am »
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Quote from: Miriel on September 07, 2003, 02:31:58 pm   

Awww, Arthurian Legends. Don't get me started...

me neither 

hey, why not??
would b rather interesting to have a serious (or rather not so serious )conversation about these things...
go on... i dont have anythin else to do for the next couple of hours
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2003, 10:18:32 am »
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I'm pretty sure I read part of that book. It's not that bad. Could be much worse.
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2003, 08:05:22 pm »
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Hey, I know that book.  I have it on my bedside table. It's very interesting. Try reading the bit about Psyche and Cupid.  One of my favorite stories there.
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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2003, 09:26:53 am »
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Any of you guys read The Iliad? I'm reading it now (well a translation anyway), it really is priceless!

The Gods absolutely crack me up!

Orlando really will make the perfect Paris though... I mean, he's introduced as 'prancing Paris'... again, priceless.

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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2003, 04:39:16 pm »
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Yes! Over here! *raises hand* The Illiad is great, though I had to translate parts of it in high school and that was not so much fun anymore, after a while  Isn't it just great how those gods constantly fight with each other?

I'm soooo pro Arthur-thread and pro-classic authors thread! I asked before if anyone read things like the Illiad, the Odyssee, Seneca, Ovid, Plato etc. but nobody reacted  so...It kind of depends on how many people are into this kind of stuff. I'm on a dutch LotR forum where they have lots of discussions about Tolkien, Arthur and al kinds of mythology. It's really cool. I learn a lot 
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2003, 11:48:37 am »
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i prefer the oddysey than the illiad...

has any1 else realised that the mythologies and legends from all around the world have many common parts??
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Quote from: e_unicorn19 on September 15, 2003, 11:48:37 am   

i prefer the oddysey than the illiad...

has any1 else realised that the mythologies and legends from all around the world have many common parts??

Yes! There are several universal patterns and motives in myth and legends. One of them is: (dum dum dum) the Ring-motive. We talked about that one.  

And I must say I prefer the Oddysey over the Illiad too. Lot less battle, lot's more adventure...It's been one of my favourite stories since I was 7.
Man, it's been to long since I posted on this thread. Should do it more often...


Okay question: Which Arthur-movie do you like best?
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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2003, 01:22:34 pm »
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Really, the Oddysey over the Iliad?  I don't know... I don't really like Oddyseus, so the Oddysey never really interested me. Plus, I like battles and the Iliad has some of the most inventive death scenes I have ever read, some I have never even imagined. It has very vivid descriptions.

I'm not a very big fan of Arthurian Legends. I did like the movie 'The Mists of Avalon' though, but thats about as far as my knowledge goes...
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2003, 05:00:00 pm »
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What?    Read the Crystal Cave, it's brilliant. Merlin rules. Actually Mist of Avalon is my least favourite book or film. I like my books with a thourough and as accurate as possible literary and historical research.

I like Oddysseus, he's smart and cunning and not exactly the perfect hero. He's bad. He lies and weasels his way out of things. Way better than any other hero in Homers work.
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