Hey guys!

I hope you are all doing well with your writing and other activities!

Now, I just picked up some books on mythology (Bullfinch's Mythology and a book on global mythology), and I'm really excited to start reading them. My idea was to study such subjects in order to get some ideas for working on some kind of fantasy series. I'm a big fan of C.S. Lewis, who did much the same thing in his works, and I loved the Redwall series when I was kid. The author of the last of these, Brian Jacques, drew upon similar ideas in his own work (I think).

With all that in mind, I would love to crowd-source some best practices for incorporating ideas from mythology into fantasy works of any variety. I have some ideas in regards to the subject, but I would love to hear input from other people. I'd even be open to talking about how mythology can be thrown into stories based in other genres.


Levi Sweeney