Mythology – Templo Do Conhecimento Wed, 31 Aug 2022 23:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mythology – Templo Do Conhecimento 32 32 Does “What we do in the shadows” take place in 2011? Wed, 31 Aug 2022 18:55:00 +0000
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Sometimes funny things can happen when stock footage comes in. In FX’s (disappointing) latest episode What we do in the shadowsthere was a moment that made me wonder: What year is this show set in?

Spoilers for “Freddie”.

In the most recent episode of the vampire series, Nandor and Guillermo go on dates in New York with their “Freddie”. On this trip to New York, we see a bunch of images of Times Square, and one I liked. When you see the area near the Broadway steps, there are billboards for Nasty, The Phantom of the Operaand … Camelot on Starz.

It stuck with me because I’m one of five people who watched Camelot, because of my crush on Eva Green. It was a gritty reimagining of King Arthur mythology, unlike the more fun Merlin on the BBC. Oh yeah, and it aired and then canceled in 2011 after just one season.

At first I was confused by the billboard and thought that What we do in the shadows intentionally took place in the past and I somehow missed it, but my co-workers reassured me that the series is set in our modern day, not to mention Colin’s iPad and Roblox Robinson in Jersey Devil.

It was just a little gag that made me smile, mostly because Camelot was a show with no pop culture impact, just seeing the billboard was hilarious. Or maybe the show is set in an alternate timeline where this show was a hit and had a second season with the same billboard? Anyway, it was a fun little gag for those who know this area of ​​New York. Although, next time, I hope we will have a Mama Mia! poster cameo.

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Dahan Trailer: The Tisca Chopra-Saurabh Shukla Show Is A Mythological And Paranormal Concoction Tue, 30 Aug 2022 07:05:03 +0000 Myths and horror can be a pretty deadly combination, and Disney+ Hotstar Dahan’s latest thriller – Raakan ka Rahasya should play down the same lane. On Tuesday, the trailer for Tisca Chopra star Saurabh Shukla dropped and left audiences intrigued. Directed by Vikranth Pawar, the nine-episode series will open the doors to a horror future with a mining expedition kicking off in the village.

The trailer opens with a bloody event as someone attempts to enter the depths of a cave. Back to the present where an IAS officer (Tisca Chopra) is given the task of starting a mining job that leads her to the same “cursed mine”. Even with villagers and gods warning her of the outcome, she forges ahead, opening Pandora’s box of horrific happenings around her. As she battles an age-old superstition, mysterious murders and disappearances add to her woes. The nine-episode series was filmed in Rajasthan and will tell the story of cursed caves, hidden treasures and generational secrets.

Speaking about her latest project, Tisca Chopra shared that she loved how Dahan captured the raw fear as each character faces their own demons. “My character Avani Raut fights personal and professional battles when caught between the crossfire of superstition and the supernatural, and the practicality of the other. The show puts her on a quest drawing parallels between its external and internal fears, which we all face,” she said in a statement.

Saurabh Shukla said that Dahan as a show meticulously brings together a tale of myths, legends and superstitions. He said: “Playing Pramukh puts me in the eye of the strong beliefs surrounding the village and its people. One thing that sets this character apart is that he’s afraid of what he worships, but he’s too afraid to break the chain.

Director Vikranth Pawar added that they decided to create a show where the audience discovers how mythical and supernatural elements can combine to create fear in people’s minds.

Dahan is written by Nisarg Mehta, Shiva Bajpai and Nikhil Nair and funded by Banijay Asia, Deepak Dhar and Rishi Negi. Starting September 16, it will stream on Disney+ Hotstar.

NASA’s return to the Moon begins with a critical test flight of an uncrewed rocket Sun, 28 Aug 2022 05:29:00 +0000

NASA is about to take the first step in its journey to get people back to the Moon by the end of the decade.

If all goes well, a massive uncrewed rocket will blast off from Kennedy Space Center on Monday morning, then circle the moon in an orbit that will take it deep into space before returning to Earth 42 days later.

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The Artemis I mission marks a critical moment for NASA and the space industry.

The Artemis program, named after the twin sister of the god Apollo in Greek mythology, aims to land the first woman and the first person of color on the moon as soon as 2025.

Among the mission-critical components are the rocket built by Boeing Co., called the Space Launch System, and the Orion crew capsule made by Lockheed Martin Corp.

A future landing vehicle will be provided by Space Exploration Technology Corp.

The stakes are high for NASA and its contractors after a decade of development delays and cost overruns. This is the first time since the end of the space shuttle program that NASA has launched a new flagship vehicle and system for human spaceflight.

After the shuttle’s retirement, NASA relied on Russia’s Soyuz rocket to get humans to and from the International Space Station and, more recently, turned to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and spacecraft capsule. Dragon crew.

NASA’s return to lunar missions has followed a long and winding path on Earth. Several administrations proposed ambitious manned spaceflight programs after the end of Apollo, only to fall victim to budgetary problems.

Artemis, despite gaining congressional support to continue, was beset by high-profile setbacks.

The space launch system has been in development for about a decade, slowed by myriad delays and cost overruns. More than five years behind schedule, the rocket has seen its development cost drop from $7 billion to around $23 billion, according to an estimate by the Planetary Society.

Several audits by NASA’s prime contractor, Boeing, have criticized the company for its handling of the SLS and highlighted flaws throughout the vehicle’s build and testing.

NASA and Boeing are tempering pre-launch expectations, stressing that Artemis I is a test of a highly complex new system.

“It’s not without risk,” Jim Free, NASA’s associate administrator for exploration systems development, told a pre-launch press conference. “We analyzed the risk as best we could, and we also mitigated it as best we could.”

Even a successful test flight may not be enough to satisfy SLS’s many critics who bemoan the rocket’s high price and inefficiency.

SpaceX’s planned deep-space Starship spacecraft could prove even more powerful than SLS, as well as cheaper to develop and launch when it becomes operational.

Additionally, Starship is designed to be fully reusable, unlike the SLS, which will be expended after each launch.

But Starship has yet to reach orbit, and it could be years before the vehicle is ready to transport humans to deep space.

Additionally, NASA has also contracted SpaceX to develop Starship as a human lunar landing system as part of Artemis. So SLS and Starship can be seen as competitors, but they will work together to help get NASA astronauts back to the Moon.

The SLS is scheduled to lift off from launch pad LC-39B at 8:33 a.m. Florida time, placing the Orion capsule into orbit around Earth. Then just under two hours after launch, the upper stage of the SLS will ignite and send Orion on its way to the moon.

Six days after launch, Orion will approach within 60 miles of the lunar surface, using the moon’s gravity to enter an elongated orbit.

Saturday morning, the launch seemed to be a success.

“At this time we are not as a launch team working on any significant issues, so I’m happy to report that and everything is on schedule,” said Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Director of Launch of the NASA, during a press conference.

The goal is to demonstrate that the Orion capsule can be launched and recovered safely before an attempt is made with a human crew.

The spacecraft’s trajectory will take it farther from Earth than any other vehicle built to transport humans has done before. After spending about two weeks in lunar orbit, Orion will return to Earth and dive into the Pacific Ocean off San Diego by parachute on October 10.

NASA officials put the risk of losing the vehicle at one in 125.

Although no humans will be on board, a dummy – nicknamed Commander Moonikin Campos after a legendary NASA engineer who helped bring Apollo 13 safely back to Earth – will be on board, seated at the Interior of Commander’s Seat.

Various sensors on its seat and spacesuit will collect vibration, acceleration and radiation data throughout the mission. Two additional mannequin torsos will be on board, equipped with thousands of sensors to record even more detail.

The main purpose of the uncrewed mission is to test the rocket’s heat shield, which will protect astronauts during their reentry, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told Bloomberg on Saturday.

“And how critical is that? You don’t put humans on top until you think it’s safe. So it’s a critical test,” he said.

Additionally, a package called Callisto, named after Artemis’ companion in Greek mythology, will fly inside Orion.

Callisto houses both an Amazon Alexa and a touchscreen that will host Cisco’s Webex software.

The payload is intended to test smart tools that future astronauts could use on Orion to communicate via video with Mission Control and obtain information about their position in space.

The SLS also contains nearly a dozen small satellites that the rocket will deploy after sending Orion on its way to the Moon.

There are a lot of moving parts in this mission and many test objectives that NASA hopes to accomplish. But Artemis I could prove to be a watershed moment for NASA.

“NASA needs to show it works,” said Casey Dreier, senior policy adviser for the Planetary Society. “That’s the fundamental risk of this program.”

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My Hindi film Shiva did well all over India but Brahmastra will become a blockbuster film Thu, 25 Aug 2022 11:41:17 +0000

Telugu superstar Nagarjuna is ready to return to Bollywood with Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva after nearly two decades. The last Hindi film he was seen in was LOC Kargil (2003) where he played army officer Major Padmapani Acharya. At the film’s promotional event in Chennai on Wednesday, Nagarjuna, who was joined by his Brahmāstra co-star Ranbir Kapoor and filmmaker SS Rajamouli, said he hoped the film would be a smash hit at the box office. and break all previous records. “I made a movie [in Hindi] called Shiva (1990) which did well nationwide, but I think Brahmāstra will become a landmark film,” he said.

He said that Brahmāstra will join the leagues of all Pan-Indian films which have been ringing ticket counters and performing exceptionally well across the country. “I have always been inspired by Tamil films like Enthiran (2010) and 2.0 (2018). They have traveled all over the world and been appreciated. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) by Rajamouli sir broke all barriers and numbers. And then Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), RRR and the KGF series arrived. Kamal ji’s (Haasan) movie Vikram came out after that and broke all records. And now Brahmāstra is coming,” he explained.


Recalling when director Ayan Mukerji approached him for the fantasy film, Nagarjuna said, “I remember Ayan as a little boy coming home with a comic in his hand. I said, ‘Ayan, what am I going to do in the movie?’ He asked me to read the book. It was a 20 page comic strip. It showed my character and what I do in the film. They call me an artist in the movie and I have the strongest astra with me called the astra nandi. It fascinated me.

The Annamaya (1997) actor is finally thrilled to make a film rooted in Indian mythology over a career spanning nearly four decades. He said: “I’ve always been fascinated by Indian mythology because I grew up with it. In my youth, I remember seeing NTR garu and my father ANR making mythological films. It stuck in my mind. And finally, after so many years of my career, I had the opportunity to make a film that deals with Indian Vedas, mythology, astras and culture. It really inspired me for Brahmāstra.

Shedding light on his experience collaborating with Ayan, the 62-year-old actor said: “The precision and efficiency with which Ayan shot was amazing. What I saw on screen as the finished product was just too fascinating. I’m so glad to be a part of it. When Ayan started working on the film, he was 29 and now he’s 39! I can imagine how much time, passion and love he put in the movie.

When asked what other things also impressed him about Brahmāstra, Nagarjuna shared, “Working with Ranbir was a wonderful experience. One of my favorite songs from the movie is Deva Deva. The video for the song will blow your mind. And this is my first 3D film!

Produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures, Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva will hit theaters on September 9, 2022 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

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Andor Trailer Reveals Potential Conflict Between Rebels And Cannons Mon, 22 Aug 2022 01:26:35 +0000

The era of rebellion in the galaxy far, far away has never been so popular. Since Star Wars: Rebels began airing in 2014, Lucasfilm has consistently found new avenues to explore in the 19 years between Revenge of the Sith and A new hope. come on the heels of Obi Wan Kenobiwhich presented the seeds of revolution against the Empire, Star Wars: Andor seeks to continue this trend.

six years later Rogue One: A Star Wars Story graced the big screen, fans will finally get to see a prequel story about one of the film’s main protagonists: Cassian Andor. Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote A thugis back to serve as writer, director and showrunner for the series.

Not only does the series seek to expand the backstory of the refugees from Andor, but it seems to tell a grander story about the origin of the Rebel Alliance as a whole and the Empire’s iron grip on the galaxy. . As audiences have seen pieces of this story in rebelsit was mainly from the point of view of a rebel pocket. Andoron the other hand, seems to delve into the key pieces that bring the Alliance together.

In addition to ending with disappointing news, AndorThe official trailer for has wowed viewers with jaw-dropping visuals and new locations. On top of that, it offered an intriguing look at the show’s main characters, one of whom could be the source of a potential continuity issue.

I saw Gerrera all through Star Wars

Among the new and familiar faces of the Star Wars: Andor trailer was a rebellious extremist, Saw Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker. The general public was introduced to this character in A thugbut hardcore fans had already seen this insurgent in season 5 of The Clone Wars.

In this four-episode arc, set in 20 BBY (before the Battle of Yavin), Saw and his band of rebels sought to defeat the Separatist forces on their home planet of Onderon. With the guidance of the Jedi and the Republic, they succeeded in restoring Onderon’s freedom. This came at a cost, however, as Saw tragically lost his sister during the fight.

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The next time the character appeared was in 2016 A thug, which occurs at 0 BBY. Fans learned that Gerrera once fought with the Alliance, but eventually broke with the group because they didn’t share his militant views.

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In the film, Saw has a mechanical leg and has difficulty breathing due to his damaged lungs. His disheveled appearance and fractured mind illustrate the toll his persistent battles took on him. Since the film’s release, Lucasfilm has elaborated on Gerrera’s activities during those 20 years between The Clone Wars and A thug.

The freedom fighter has made cameos in projects like Jedi: Fallen Order and The bad lot, where his rebellious efforts remain constant. But his biggest role, and one closely related to Andorwas in rebels.

Gerrera first appeared in the Season 3 two-part mid-season premiere anime series, “Ghosts of Geonosis.” These episodes take place in 2 BBY (about two years before A thug). At this point, Saw is still a member of the Alliance, though his radical tendencies are still evident.

The visual representation of Saw in these episodes is very similar to his appearance in A thugopening flashback sequence. He possesses a cleaner look, with a bald head and less shaggy beard. In addition, he has each of his limbs and does not need any help to breathe. Because of this, he is able to take in more of the action with a sharp mind.

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Gerrera plays a final role in rebels‘ Season 4 two-episode arc titled ‘In the Name of the Rebellion’, which occurs in 1 BBY. Just a year after “Ghosts of Geonosis”, Saw officially broke with the Alliance, calling the rebellion weak and indecisive.

Seen Gerrera Star Wars Rebels Season 4
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Here, its depiction more closely resembles its appearance in A thug. His dark gray hair and beard have grown in, but he still hasn’t lost his leg and isn’t wearing a breathing apparatus.

Additionally, the burden of war and the threat of Imperial spies haunt Gerrera in A thug. Consequently, he is no longer as mentally fit as he once was during the events of rebels. But why is all this important?

Will be Andor A conflict with star wars rebels Cannon?

Season 1 of Andor is set 5 BBY, meaning it occurs two years before Saw Gerrera first appears in star wars rebels Season 3 and five years before A thug. So, chronologically, Gerrera’s physical characteristics should resemble his design in season 3 of rebels, where it is much more neglected. However, the extremely brief image of Saw in the Andor official trailer more closely resembles its cinematic portrayal and design in rebels Season 4.

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From the trailer, it’s unclear whether or not Insurgent is limping on a mechanical leg. Therefore, it is not fair to speculate on the subject. Still, one worry that might arise in some sects of the fandom is how Saw Gerrera will be characterized in Andor and whether it matches the current canon established in other projects.

Tony Gilroy, who classified himself as not being a “fan-fan” from Star Wars, recently talked about canon challenges and how Andor manages the tradition. Gilroy is well aware of the variety of canons that exist in the franchise, and he noted how the team worked with Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars Lore Advisor.

Additionally, Gilroy remarked that the series does not reverse canon, but rather offers fans a new perspective on the characters. Conversely, he also stated that there may be instances where, “What you know, what you’ve been told, what’s on Wookieepedia…is really wrong.”

In the past, Lucasfilm has recontextualized certain events in Star Wars history. Sometimes it’s for story purposes; other times it’s for convenience.

Andor could be another case of recontextualization. With how closely Gilroy is tied to A thugas well as his determination to tell a unique Star Wars story, what fans know of Saw Gerrera during this time could be deconstructed.

Gilroy may add some details about the character’s relationship to the Rebellion that were previously unknown. He can also modify the existing canon established by rebels to connect it more with A thug.

If the goal is to align with current canon, Saw Gerrera should be snappier than it was in A thug. He won’t just be an intimidating presence to face. Instead, he would be in combat with his comrades and lead on the battlefield.

Also, it shouldn’t be as radical as it is in season 4 of rebels Where A thug. However, his penchant for extremism can still be explored in how he comes into conflict with other rebels and their values.

And let’s be clear: Andor still has a great chance of not breaking the barrel and even connecting it at a deeper level. In star wars rebels, Captain Rex recounts how Saw created his own rebel cell before joining the Alliance. This could be exactly what happens in the Andor trailer, as Stellan Skarsgård’s Luthen Rael might be looking to recruit Saw’s band for a greater cause.

Still, fans of these beloved franchises tend to get frustrated when things don’t line up in-universe or certain projects get retconned. Some will completely reject projects that they feel don’t make sense in the overall canon.

But Star Wars was never really about canon. Continuity was not a building block of this universe. George Lucas was inspired by mythology, traditions, legends and heroes.

With mythology come different beliefs and interpretations. After all, it’s a big galaxy. So not only do the creators of these Star Wars stories have different perspectives on the franchise, but the world itself is filled with contrasting points of view.

Over the past two years, Dave Filoni has made a point of embracing the differences between visual media and continuing the trend of nonlinear storytelling in Star Wars. It paves the way for more creative possibilities. That being said, Lucasfilm will continue its efforts to preserve the overall Star Wars lore.

Not enough footage has been seen of Saw Gerrera in Andor to determine whether or not there will be a disconnect between this show and star wars rebels. But the pertinent question remains – will Gerrera’s presence in the series make sense in the Star Wars timeline, or will it serve more as a prequel to A thug?

Find out when Andor begins streaming September 21 with a three-episode premiere on Disney+.

This Week in History News, August 14 Fri, 19 Aug 2022 23:27:32 +0000

Roman mosaic of Hercules found in Turkey, 500-year-old “goatelope” discovered in Austria, elite tomb with 169 gold rings discovered in Romania.

Roman mosaic with life-size depictions of Hercules found inside a 1,900-year-old bathhouse

AA pictureUsing life-size figures, this gigantic mosaic shows Hercules battling a series of mythological beasts, from the Nemean lion to the Lernaean hydra.

According to mythology, Hercules was the son of Zeus, king of the gods of ancient Greece, and a mortal named Alcmene. Although he was endowed with both divine parentage and unparalleled strength, Hercules’ life took a fateful turn when he suddenly snapped and murdered his wife in a fit of rage. He then sought advice from the oracles of Apollo at Delphi, who told him to go to Tiryns and perform a series of extraordinary tasks given to him by King Eurystheus. In order to atone for his crime, Hercules will spend the next 12 years completing the 12 labors given to him, which included arduous challenges like slaying the great beasts of the ancient world.

Today archaeologists in Turkey announced the discovery of a 1,900-year-old Roman mosaic depicting the Labors of Hercules like never before. Discovered inside a bathhouse in the ruins of the ancient city of Syedra, this 1,765-square-foot floor mosaic contains life-size images of Hercules battling the most fearsome creatures in all of Greek mythology. .

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Researchers just found a 500-year-old mummified ‘goatelope’ inside a melting glacier

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Ciril Jazbec/FacebookThe mummified chamois was found at Gepatschferner, Austria’s second largest glacier.

A team of glaciologists working on the Gepatschferner – Austria’s second largest glacier – have been delighted to find a small goat-like animal preserved inside a partially melted wall of ice during a routine recording on a nearby weather station.

“It’s amazing, and it’s amazing that she’s sitting right where we’re doing our research, and just passing by as she comes out of the ice,” said Andrea Fischer, an alpine glaciologist who led the research. team from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research. from the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck.

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Archaeologists Discover Romanian Tomb From 4500 BCE Filled With 169 Gold Rings

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Ţării Crişurilor Museum“The gold hoard is a sensational find for its time,” said chief archaeologist Călin Ghemiş.

Researchers digging in Crișana, Romania, recently discovered a 6,500-year-old elite woman’s grave that was filled with 169 gold rings. Besides gold, archaeologists discovered a copper bracelet and 800 bone beads.

The woman belonged to the Tiszapolgár culture which flourished in Eastern and Central Europe between 4500 BCE and 4000 BCE. However, relatively little is known about this culture and how their customs informed the elaborate burial of this woman.

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8 Best Novels Based On Ancient Greek Mythology Like “Circe” Thu, 18 Aug 2022 18:00:00 +0000

Mythological tales have been all the rage in recent years. This small subgenre of historical fiction takes the stories that make up the very fabric of our society and adapts them to more modern times. The impact of these stories is felt just as vividly today as it was in the ancient world.

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Ancient Greek mythology, in particular, is a treasure trove of gods and heroes, romances and tragedies. The stories of the most famous characters like Zeus and Hercules are told over and over again. But what about the lesser-known figures, namely the women (and men) who suffered the consequences of pious and heroic actions? These spectacular novels give them a voice.


‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller

For some, Circe was considered a goddess of witchcraft. For others, she was just a simple witch to be avoided, especially if you were a man. Circe lived alone on the island of Aeaea after being hunted for her witchcraft by her father, the sun god Helios. Sailors with unsavory intentions would stop on his island and find themselves turned into pigs. One such man was Odysseus, whom Circe took a liking to and eventually conceived a son with.

Madeleine Millerit is Circetakes all mentions of the witch in the myth and weaves together a rich story told entirely from Circe’s perspective. From the libel she suffered at the hands of her father’s court to her largely solitary life on Aeaea, Circe is a story of female power, strength and magic.

‘Ariane’ by Jennifer Saint

In myth, Ariadne is primarily known as the wife of the wine god Dionysus or the daughter of King Minos of Crete, who helped the hero Theseus defeat the Minotaur. Although she is all of these things, Ariane is more than what the men in her life have defined her to be. After being abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus, Dionysus fell in love with her and made her his wife. Ariadne was Dionysus’ right-hand man, leading the Maenads and Satyrs with him and offering advice.

Jennifer Saintit is Ariadnedoes almost the same as Circe by taking a lesser-known female figure from mythology and giving her a voice. Ariane’s story is one of family politics, love after heartbreak, and taking a stand in a man’s world.

“The Silence of Girls” by Pat Barker

Pat Barkerit is The silence of the girls is not your average Trojan War story. This one is entirely told from the point of view of Briseis, mistress of Achilles. In the myth, Briseis was given to Achilles as a war prize after the Trojan-aligned city Lyrnessus was sacked. By all accounts, she was treated well by Achilles and his companion Patroclus, so much so that when Agamemnon forcibly took Briseis as his concubine, Achilles refused to fight for him. The trio were so close that when Patroclus and Achilles died, it was Briseis who anointed their bodies.

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Pat Barker’s novel not only gives Briseis its voice, but tells the story of women on the battlefield. While the men fought, the women cared for the wounded and dying and kept the camp running smoothly. Their relationship with each other demonstrates the true power of female solidarity.

“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

Madeleine Millerit is The Song of Achilles focuses on the relationship between Achilles and his longtime companion Patroclus. Although Achilles’ mother, Thetis, disapproves of the friendship, Patroclus accompanied Achilles to the battlefield of Troy and supported the hero. In myth, Patroclus is best known for donning Achilles’ armor when he refused to fight and was accidentally killed by Hector. Achilles is understandably devastated and vows to mix Patroclus’ ashes with his own when he meets his inevitable death at the hands of Paris.

The novel is told entirely from the point of view of Patroclus, who develops feelings for Achilles. Whereas in the myth it is only inferred that they are more than friends, the novel casts the story in a very clear romantic light. As in the myth, the couple have their ashes mixed together and are reunited in the afterlife with Thetis’ approval.

“The Children of Jocasta” by Natalie Haynes

Anyone who has studied Freudian theory knows Oedipus, the man who killed his father and married his mother. But who exactly was his mother? Jocasta was the queen of Thebes, married to King Laius. An oracle warned the king that any future son would kill him and marry his wife, so when Jocasta gave birth the king gave the baby boy away. Fast forward fifteen years, a young Oedipus has a run-in with the king on the road and kills him, thus fulfilling the prophecy. After solving the riddle of the Sphinx, Oedipus becomes the new king of Thebes and unknowingly marries his mother, Jocasta. It’s safe to say that things didn’t end well when the truth was revealed – Oedipus gouged out his eyes and Jocasta killed herself.

Natalie Haynesit is The Children of Jocasta tells the story from Jocasta’s perspective, with all the anguish and pain of marrying the much older king, losing her baby, then her husband, and then the shocking revelation of her new husband’s true identity. The novel also focuses on Jocasta and Oedipus’ often-forgotten daughter, Ismene, who must deal with the fallout along with her sister Antigone.

‘Elektra’ by Jennifer Saint

Jennifer Saintthe second novel by Electra, tells the story of three women who are plagued by tragedy at the hands of the Trojan War. Clytemnestra is best known as the sister of Helen of Troy and the wife of Agamemnon. Elektra is their vengeful daughter. Cassandra is a Trojan princess and sister of Paris and Hector. In the myth, Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia for favorable winds. Clytemnestra is furious with her husband for murdering their daughter and taking a lover. Together they plot to kill Agamemnon, and they succeed. Cassandra, whom Agamemnon has taken as the price of war, tries to warn him not to return home for his inevitable death but is cursed by Apollo to see the future and no one believes her. Elektra ends up killing her mother to avenge her father.

The novel takes this messy tale of feuding families, war and murder and tells it from the perspective of the women involved, showing how they deal with the things that haunt them – Clytemnestra’s grief and revenge, Cassandra’s curse in disguise. as a gift, and Elektra’s hatred for her mother.

“Penelope” by Margaret Atwood

A clever game about the illiad, Penelope tells the story of Odysseus’ wife, Penelope. In the myth, Penelope was seen as a faithful wife who waited twenty years for Odysseus to return from the Trojan War. Penelope ruled her kingdom of Ithaca in his absence and rejected the advances of several suitors who believed Odysseus would never return. Penelope would tell them that she would choose a suitor once she had finished weaving her stepfather’s burial shroud. But unbeknownst to them, Penelope and her servants unraveled the shroud every night so that it was never complete.

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Margaret Atwood tells the story of Penelope from her perspective, living in 21st century Hades. Penelope recounts her life in Sparta before marrying Odysseus, her absence and the consequences of her return. Atwood gives Penelope her signature wit to set the record straight on her life, including the rumor that she gave birth to the god Pan after an affair with Hermes.

“A Touch of Darkness” by Scarlett St. Clair

This is one for spicy novel readers. Scarlett St. Clairit is A touch of darkness adapts the myth of Hades and Persephone. Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone herself was the goddess of spring. In mythology, Hades, lord of the underworld, sees Persephone in a field of narcissus flowers and is immediately in love with her. He takes her to the Underworld, where she eats a pomegranate seed that traps her there. Grief-stricken, Demeter plunges the world into eternal winter until a deal is struck – Persephone is to spend six months in the Underworld with Hades and six months with her mother, hence the seasons.

The novel is a contemporary version of the myth, with Persephone living in New Athens as a journalist who wishes to pursue a human life despite her status as a goddess. Hades is still lord of the underworld, but he’s also a sexy nightclub owner and philanthropist. Enter the haters at the amorous trope.

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Hadestown Reinvents Greek Mythology With A Modern Twist: North American Tour Review Tue, 16 Aug 2022 05:35:42 +0000
Chibueze Ihuoma and company in Hadestown’s North American tour. Photo by Kevin Berne

When I went to look Hadesville, I entered without knowing what it was about. Part of me thought it was a period show based purely on pictures. Oh, I was in for a huge surprise. It was very refreshing to see a different take on Greek mythology with its cast, setting, and musical genre including folk, blues, rock, swing, etc. Songs like “Epic” and “Wait for Me” are beautiful and moving, and Hadesville brings an ancient Greek tale to life by fusing it with American folk and blues settings.

Greek mythology has been a popular inspiration for storytelling in movies and games, including Disney’s. Hercules, Clash of the Titans, Thor: Love and Thunder and Santa Monica Studios God of the war. For fans of musicals, there is Hadesvillea modern reimagining of an ancient Greek love story.

Hadestown had an Off-Broadway premiere in 2016 with a Broadway debut in 2019. Subsequently, it earned 8 of its 14 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score at the 2019 Tony Awards. its growing popularity, a national tour was created in 2021. We lived the Greek love story at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California.

The musical follows a musician named Orpheus, who falls in love with Eurydice. When all seemed well, she is taken to the underworld, which is ruled by Hades. From now on, the musician will do everything in his power to save her by venturing into the world of the dead and then trying to bring her back to the world of the living.

The show begins with Levi Kreis as Hermes, a Greek god dressed in a silver suit. The performer’s Southern charm warms up the crowd, and her soulful, smooth voice instantly sets the mood. Morgan Siobhan Green has a wonderful singing voice as Eurydice; however, Chibueze Ihuoma’s voice as Orpheus sounds too soft compared to the rest of the cast. Kimberly Marable as Persephone exudes sassiness and excitement. Kevyn Morrow’s performance is imposing and his deep, melodic voice is a perfect match for that of Hades, the ruler of Hadestown.

The sets and background don’t change as much as in other musicals, and for the most part it uses one main backdrop that transitions into another. What it does is play with lighting, which helps create different areas in a scene like the underworld. Again, the show only using one major setting for a story inspired by Greek mythology felt somewhat underwhelming.

There are creative updates to the story to fit a more modern setting. Instead of a boat that leads these into the underworld, the show uses a train (unfortunately, there is no train on stage). The underworld people act like factory workers, showing the hardships of Hadestown. Even if there is no major set change, the main one that exists does the job. Another positive is that the live band is seated to the left and right of the stage so the audience can see them at all times. It’s not a traditional musical with a full orchestra. The group uses drums, guitar, piano, trombone, violin, cello and bass.

Final reaction

Hadestown is a wonderful reimagining of the ancient Greek story of love and loss. The music is majestic and striking, and the performers are fantastic. The musical could be enhanced with different sets to really feel like it’s moving from the world of the living to the underworld of Hadestown.

Hadestown is currently showing at Segerstrom Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from August 9-21. Tickets are available online at, at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.