In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we interview Liv Albert, creator and host of the popular podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!’. Read along, as Liv tells us all about her fascination with myths and monsters.
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Blog Post #35: Researching Monstrosity in Greek Literature with Fiona Mitchell
In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we bring you an interview with Dr. Fiona Mitchell of Birmingham, author of a recently published monograph on monsters in Greek literature. Dr. Mitchell discusses the roles and meanings of monsters in ancient Greek myth and reflects on why we resonate with these characters past and present.
Blog Post #34: Monsters and Myths with Adrienne Mayor
In October, Peopling the Past brings you interviews and reflections from scholars whose work investigates monsters and demons in the ancient world, examining their meaning and symbolism and their deeper connections to human experiences past and present.
In our first instalment of this series, we interview Adrienne Mayor, an author and classical folklorist who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions.
Blog Post #6: What Were Celtic Dragons? And Some Eerie Holiday Traditions with Antone Minard
Where do dragons really come from? In this post, Antone Minard of UBC discusses the origins of the Celtic dragon, and ends with a very unusual holiday tradition (just in time for Halloween!).
Blog Post #4: I Put a Spell on You with Christine L. Johnston
In this next scare-tacular blog post we examine curses in the Ancient Mediterranean. From mummies and tomb curses to spurned lovers and romantic rivals, curses could be used to harm and to protect.
Blog Post #3: A Scare-Tacular Halloween Series with Christine L. Johnston
Here at Peopling the Past we are excited to kick of an eerie series of posts in honour of Halloween! Every Friday through October we will release a new post explaining the history behind some of our most chilling Halloween traditions and scary stories. So grab your flashlight and your candy corn, and get ready for some scare-tacular history!