Tag: Heroes

Who is Second Best?!

Sententiae Antiquae is determing which of the Achaean heroes from the Iliad is second best! Check out the semi-finals here and read up on previous battles here. “Why NANAIHB? Since Achilles is the best of the Achaeans, he’s obviously out. After him, the picture is more complicated. Tradition […]

Villains Never Deserve It

What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]

“The Lady Hero’s Journey”

Kathleen O’Mara charts “The Lady Hero’s Journey” at McSweeney’s. “A woman tries to set out on The Hero’s Journey only to find that Joseph Campbell didn’t believe that women take The Hero’s Journey. She must instead embark on The Lady Hero’s Journey.”