demigods, dramatic license, gods of olympus, greek mythology, greek myths, mythical creatures, postaday2012
As I was writing yesterday, I enjoyed the movie Wrath of the Titans. I enjoy most movies featuring Greek mythology. Ever since I was a little girl I have had a passion for Greek mythology, it made beautiful sense of the world and our relationship with it on so many levels. I received the best book in the world on Greek myths when I was eight and I have been hooked ever since. I read all the stories to both my children, infecting them with the same passion that I have. I don’t mind even when movies take dramatic license with Greek mythology, it really doesn’t bother me. Hey, I’m just happy being at the movies with moving pictures in front of me and a story unraveling before me.
The conversation that the children and I had after the movie was great, there was a lot of back and forth between the little girl, who was criticizing the movie’s faithfulness to the Perseus myth and my son’s appreciation of the 3D technology and the CGI use for the mythical creatures. We reminded each other of how our version of the epic battle between the Gods of Olympus and the freed Titans went down. The Gods won, but only by employing every resource available to them, meaning the help of all the demigods, Hercules included.
I see various Greek myths everywhere, it does my spirit good to see that my favorite stories are still relevant and appreciated.
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