Even the oldest of stories can tell us something about who we are today. Throughout the last two thousand years, it has often been the case that humans have sought to understand the present by filtering it through the lens of myths and legends. They have been the basis for paintings and sculptures during vital artistic movements, the starting point of songs by some of the most influential musicians, and even symbols of hope during times of protest. By looking back through our past and analysing what these ancient stories meant to us at different times in history, and comparing it with what they mean to us now, we might gain a better picture of who we are and what we hold most dear.
Featuring dense mythologies populated by capricious deities and monstrous adversaries, as well as legendary tales interrogating the meaning of honour and virtue, Myths & Legends is our second and biggest issue yet. We’ve left no stone unturned in our exploration of this most mercurial realm, taking in Arthurian adaptations, reimagining board games, analysing heavy metal lyrics, and even interviewing award-winning dancers.
LORE BY JAMES WILTON DANCE
THE GREEN KNIGHT
IN CONVERSATION WITH DANIEL HART
PAGES FROM THE PAST: MYTHOLOGICAL SOURCES
REEVALUATING THE MONSTROUS WOMEN OF MYTH
KIRA MCSPICE ON NIAMH THE GOLDEN-HEADED
THE NORSE NINE REALMS BOARD GAME
MAZES AND LABYRINTHS
ANALYSING BARAEL’S BLADE
FLOOD MYTHS IN AN AGE OF CLIMATE BREAKDOWN
AFRICAN PRAISE POETRY
GILGAMESH: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
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