mythology

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Monster Dogs of Myth and Legend


It’s National Dog Day, Suvudu readers!
Founded in 2004 by Animal Behaviorist and author Colleen Paige National Dog Day recognizes the important roles that dogs play in human lives as companions, rescuers, protectors, and guides, and raises awareness about the many shelter dogs that need to be adopted.
All of my dogs (and cats) have been [...]

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‘Punk Archaeologist’ Andrew Reinhard on ‘The Metamorphoses’


‘Punk Archaeologist’ Andrew Reinhard on ‘The Metamorphoses’

While I was skimming this week’s new releases I noted a listing for Ovid’s The Metamorphoses, a Classic work of history and mythology. I’m a big fan of mythology of all sorts, and I feel like every fantasy and science fiction fan should be at least familiar with them. Sadly, I’m no expert on the [...]

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Bast Meets Atticus O’Sullivan in ‘Grimoire of the Lamb’


Bast Meets Atticus O’Sullivan in ‘Grimoire of the Lamb’

The Egyptian cat goddess Bast comes looking for trouble in Kevin Hearne’s new Iron Druid Chronicles novella, Grimoire of the Lamb. Tangling with an enraged deity is nothing new for druid Atticus O’ Sullivan, whose exploits often find him at odds with gods, but this divine feline may not be familiar to some readers.
Bast, also [...]

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Legendary Monsters of South America


500cueroWe’ve got a lot European-flavored monsters in our fantasy fiction: trolls, dragons, ogres and vampire, just to name a few. It’s fine, they’re all classics and I love them, but as a long-time lover of monsters, I have to say that by focusing on the mythology of Europe, we as readers and writers end up missing out on a lot of cool and creepy stuff, like El Cuero: an evil blood sucking cow hide….

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Here Be Dragons!


Here Be Dragons!

Many cultures around the world feature dragons or dragon-like creatures in their mythologies, and no one is exactly sure why. Some believe that all of these individual cultures came to believe in dragons through the accidental discovery and misinterpretation of dinosaur fossils, or run-ins with snakes, crocodiles, monitor lizards and other out-sized reptiles. Stories based [...]

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Interview with Sophie Littlefield, Author, ‘The Unforsaken’


Interview with Sophie Littlefield, Author, ‘The Unforsaken’

Sophie Littlefield is the author of The Unforsaken, the story of a young woman with the gift to revive the dead:
Hailey Tarbell is no typical girl. As one of the Banished who arrived from Ireland generations ago, Hailey has the power to heal—and, as she recently learned, to create zombies if she heals someone too [...]

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Otherworld Classifieds


Otherworld Classifieds

Due to some sort of bizarre server hiccup, I briefly navigated to a page receiving classifieds and Craig’s List-type entries from other worlds. I was able to copy-and-paste some of them before the problem corrected itself, and I thought I’d share.
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PostingID 3830658234
Must go: one entire closet-full of grey robes and cloaks. Moderate wear, but otherwise [...]

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The FUNN-e-PAGES: Happle Tea


Lil’ K’s Sacrilicious University of Useless Bullsh*t
Back in university I was a Comparative Religion and World History dual-major. If you think I’m bragging, I’m not. Clearly, I deserve sympathy because finding a job with such a degree was, as you can imagine, quite difficult. Eventually I found one, but let’s just say [...]

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