Call for Ideas

Hello everyone!

I am currently researching instances of The Hero's Journey throughout world history, and would like to request help finding tales that match the traditional hero archetype. If anyone happens to have a relevant folktale, myth, or oral tradition in mind that might fit the description, please let me know! I will be eagerly monitoring this discussion, and you can also reach me at rchorton@alaska.edu. I appreciate everyone's help.

 

Everyone stay healthy!

 

Ryan

Call for Suggestions

Hello All! Nice to meet you.

I am currently conducting research for a thesis on representations of the Hero's Journey throughout cultures and timelines, and am asking for any suggestions fellow scholars on the forum might have on stories, literature, folktales or myths that meet the traditional archetype. If anyone has a story that comes to mind, please feel free to respond to this thread or e-mail me at rchorton@alaska.edu, and I'll gladly read into it!

 

I appreciate everyone's help,

Ryan Horton

Linnaean Folklore Rediscovered in the Med.

Dear Maritime History Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of a Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This tell us something about the maritime geographical connections in the Mediterranean over the past centuries, as the manuscript originates from Ischia. 

Linnaean Folklore Rediscovered.

Dear Folk Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of decoded Italian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. 

It had previously been thought that Linnaeus had indulged in a flight of wild imagination in naming the plant Andromeda, but we now know that he was simply referencing familiar medicinal folklore about the plant, which had since been lost to history. Now it has been rediscovered. 

ANN: The Emotions Behind Linnaean Folklore

Dear History of Emotions Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of decoded Italian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This particular manuscript page is focussed on avoidance of ageing - that emotive subject that still persists. 

Connection, Creativity, Community: Insider-Outsider Perspectives. Conference July 2020, U of Aberdeen

Folklore, Ethnology, Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen (FEECA)
Connection, Creativity, Community: Insider-Outsider Perspectives
3–5 July 2020, Elphinstone Insitute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

 

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