Re: [mythsoc] Sense of theme and place
- At 10:35 AM 6/17/2004 -0400, Diane wrote:
>A lively pantheonWell put. Hear, hear.
>of jaw-breaker names for gods doesn't do it either. Not by itself. The
>mythos is *integrated* into the story's plot, and the theme arises
>naturally out of the story's characters, the world that is built, and the
>events that occur.
>The most mythopoeic stories are at bottom, simple. But they are not
>simplistic. A few ideas undergird them; it's the combination of elements
>and the author's skill that make the myths come to life.
- David Bratman