These stories are told to our children in school and read to them as stories with meaning and weight behind them.

At the root of so many of our stories are the myths of the ancient civilizations that preceded ours. In the west we draw on a wide range of mythological traditions with the myths of Greece dominating a great deal of our story traditions but with more than a little influence from Anglo-Saxon and Norse traditions.

These stories are told to our children in school and read to them as stories with meaning and weight behind them. Their influence bleeds into our language with references to the Trojan Horse, your Achilles heel, and flying too close to the sun. Even if you don’t know the story behind these things you know they have the weight of age behind them.

As stories though these myths don’t stand up to the modern rigors of storytelling. For all their strength, character development is not a thing in myths and so far removed from the world in which they were born we lose a lot of the context that would breathe a little more life into them. In the end, myths are a little two dimensional …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Entertainment

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