Beowulf and Star Wars BEOWULF AND STAR WARS with references to Episode III and Jung THE FOREMOST MYTHOLOGIST OF OUR DAY, JOSEPH CAMPBELL wrote a book called The Hero With a Thousand Faces, in which he noted that whatever the name or face: Achilles, Odysseus, Telemachus, Oedipus, Beowulf, Capts. Kirk, Picard, Janeway, Sisko or Luke Skywalker and even Darth Vader, the quest and the adventure is the same. By calling on key scenes from Beowulf and comparing them with Star Wars, we will see the transformation of the hero from a novice to one ready to confront his destiny, and in so doing we gain a modern insight into the problem of evil. "I have a strong feeling about interesting people in space exploration...And the only way its going to happen is to have some kid fantasize about getting his ray gun, jumping into his spaceship, and flying into outer space." George Lucas CREATOR OF STAR WARS Campbell, Joseph. IN MYTHOLOGY, the hero's journey begins with the "call to adventure."
The Responsive Chord: Tony Schwartz, Tony Schwartz: 9780385088954: Amazon.com Nimrod, Mars and The Marduk Connection by Bryce Self Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) The ancient Babylonian deity Marduk was associated with the planet Mars and was the origin of the legends and lore of that planet as well as many later gods and heroes. Marduk originated as the apotheosis of the biblical Nimrod. The book of Genesis lists Nimrod as a descendant of Ham, the third son of Noah. According to tradition, Nimrod set out to establish himself an empire and began by conquering the cities which had become established in Mesopotamia. After establishing his kingdom in the Tigris/Euphrates region Nimrod consolidated his power by establishing a state religion. The building of this pyramid (or ziggurat) was interrupted by God himself in order to prevent Nimrod from extending his sway over all of the inhabited earth, according to Genesis. After their deaths, Nimrod and his wife Semiramis (the ancient "queen of heaven") were confirmed by their priests as gods and given homage as Marduk and Astarte. NABUL/NEBO The prophet.
The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. ArchetypesThis Google Doc lists and describes types of heroes, quests, stages, characteristics, and symbols. Chart of GodsThis printable handout details the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their spheres of influence, symbols, cities, and animals. Comparison of World MythsThis page outlines similarities and differences in world myths. Heroes are Made of This: Studying the Character of HeroesStudents explore the concept of heroism in life and in literature. What Makes a Hero?
From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race: Andrew Collins: 9781879181724: Amazon.com Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends: The Star-Child Sacred Texts Judaism Index Previous Next Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, by Aunt Naomi (pseud. Gertrude Landa), , at sacred-texts.com p. 87 When Abraham was born, his father, Terah, who was one of the chief officers of King Nimrod, gave a banquet to a large number of his friends. He entertained them most sumptuously, and the merriest of the guests was the chief of the king's magicians. Suddenly the old magician jumped to his feet. "See," he cried, excitedly, pointing through the open door to the sky. The others looked, but said they could see nothing. "Fools," shouted the old man, "ye may not see, but I do. p. 88 Click to enlarge''The big fellow here got angry, beat the others and smashed them to bits.'' p. 89 [paragraph continues] See how the brilliant star darts across the sky! "Nonsense," cried Terah. "Talk not to me of nonsense," said the magician, sternly. King Nimrod was awakened from his sleep, and his magicians appeared before him. p. 90 "And what means this?" p. 91 p. 92 p. 93 p. 94
Hero's Journey The hero's journey is an ancient story pattern that can be found in texts from thousands of years ago or in newly released Hollywood blockbusters. This interactive tool will provide students with background on the hero's journey and give them a chance to explore several of the journey's key elements. Students can use the tool to record examples from a hero's journey they have read or viewed or to plan out a hero's journey of their own. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains, complete with related gadgets and settings. Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity | July 31 J.K. Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library. Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity | January 3
Hamlet's Mill Hamlet's Mill (first published by Gambit, Boston, 1969) by Giorgio de Santillana (a professor of the history of science at MIT) and Hertha von Dechend (a scientist at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität) is a nonfiction work of history and comparative mythology, particularly the subfield of archaeoastronomy. The book is thematically similar to Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God. The essential premise of the book is that much mythology and ancient literature have been badly misinterpreted and that they generally relate to a sort of monomyth conveying significant scientific and specifically astronomical ideas and knowledge. Background The proposed interpretation is that: Careful examination of the "relics, fragments and allusions that have survived the steep attrition of the ages" permit reconstruction. "cosmographic oddments from many eras and climes...a collection of yarns from Saxo Grammaticus, Snorri Sturluson ("Amlodhi's mill" as a kenning for the sea!) Publishing history
Nimrod and Abraham - The Two Rivals - Jewish History Nimrod's Humble Heritage Nimrod the mighty hunter was one of the sons of Kush. Kush was the son of Ham, the lowest and least important of Noah's three sons. By birth, Nimrod had no right to be a king or ruler. As was to be expected, Nimrod did not feel very secure on his throne. Terah was short of nothing but a wife. The Rise of Abraham One night the star-gazers noticed , a new star rising in the East. Nimrod called together his magicians and astrologers. And who was to be put in charge of this important task? Terah sent out his men to round up all expectant mothers. One night, Nimrod's star-gazers watching that new star, saw it grow very bright and suddenly dart across the sky, first in one direction then in another, west, east, north and south, swallowing up all other stars in its path. Nimrod was with his star-gazers on the roof of his palace, and saw the strange display in the sky with his own eyes. "There can be only one explanation. "Terah?!" Nimrod's Rage Abraham Emerges
hero's journey "A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler © 1985 “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” In the long run, one of the most influential books of the 20th century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell’s THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. The book and the ideas in it are having a major impact on writing and story-telling, but above all on movie-making. The ideas Campbell presents in this and other books are an excellent set of analytical tools. With them you can almost always determine what’s wrong with a story that’s floundering; and you can find a better solution almost any story problem by examining the pattern laid out in the book. There’s nothing new in the book. Campbell’s contribution was to gather the ideas together, recognize them, articulate them, and name them. This accounts for the universal power of such stories. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.)
John Michell (writer) John Frederick Carden Michell (9 February 1933 – 24 April 2009) was an English writer whose key sources of inspiration were Plato and Charles Fort. His 1969 volume The View Over Atlantis has been described as probably the most influential book in the history of the hippy/underground movement and one that had far-reaching effects on the study of strange phenomena: it "put ley lines on the map, re-enchanted the British landscape and made Glastonbury the capital of the New Age."  Biography His first book, The Flying Saucer Vision, was published in 1967. At this time Michell took the view that "an imminent revelation of literally inconceivable scope" was at hand, and that the appearance of UFOs was linked to "the start of a new phase in our history". In 1969 he published The View Over Atlantis, a book which explored Alfred Watkins's concept that an ancient system of ley lines linked together megaliths and monuments from the distant past. Books Metrology, numerology & cosmology
Charlemagne Charlemagne (/ˈʃɑːrləmeɪn/) or Charles the Great[a] (German: Karl der Große, Italian: Carlo Magno/Carlomagno; 2 April 742[b] – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and Holy Roman Emperor from 800. He united much of western and central Europe during the Early Middle Ages. He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state that Charlemagne founded is called the Carolingian Empire. He was later canonized by Paschal III, whom Roman Catholics regard as an antipope Paschal III. Charlemagne was the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon, born before their canonical marriage. He became king in 768 following his father's death, initially as co-ruler with his brother Carloman I. Charlemagne died in 814, having ruled as emperor for 13 years. Political background Francia, early 8th century Early life