"Through retold myths, informational articles, and educational resources, Mythoversal seeks to foster a deeper understanding of traditional cultures, their impact on each other, and on the modern world."
Navigating the WebsiteMythoversal is styled like a wiki that you can explore at your own pace. Many tools are available to help you navigate. Each page contains a search bar in the header and an expandable table of contents icon on the left side that will follow you down the page. Links may appear in line like this or as article blocks like this:
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Mythic VerseMythoversal publishes stories and free verse poems inspired by world mythologies, providing additional context through informative articles and sources. Standalone poems can be found in the Short Takes category.
Retold MythsThe Mythoverse is an original and sometimes off-kilter universe of world mythologies. Within the Mythoverse is Mythoversal Hellas, a land inspired by Greek and Roman tales set in the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture. The Mythoverse can support original student works that combine traditional chracters and setting in new and creative ways. Mythoversal's Resident Author, Greg R. Fishbone, is available for creative consultation and writing instruction.
Mythoversal HellasAuthor in Residence Greg R. Fishbone is retelling stories of Greek mythology in serialized verse stories set in the realm of Mythoversal Hellas.
Tales from the Epic Mythoverse
Continuing from the end of The Iliad, an Amazon comes to Troy.
Tales from the Mythoversal Theogony
How the gods first brought pain and suffering to mortal lives.
Tales from Mythoversal Thebes
In Ancient Thebes, a daughter of Creon has a fateful encounter.
Educational ResourcesSome poems contain links to brief notes about the mythological subject matter referenced. These notes aren't meant to survey all aspects of mythology, but to help readers understand specific mythological references and cultural elements of the story. For poems in the Mythoverse, the notes may include differences between current usage and the traditional sources.
Educator AccessTeachers, librarians, and school administrators may sign up for the Educator Subscriber Group to gain access to content to aid in their instruction of mythology.
Historical NotesWithin some of the detailed notes are call-out boxes containing non-fiction notes connecting the world of mythology with actual history.
Age-Gated ContentAlthough this site is designed to be an accessible resource for users of all ages, some mythology deals with mature subject matter that may be inappropriate to sensitive readers. Mature content and external links are only visible to logged-in World Anvil members who self-assign the "Mature" subscriber group, affirming that they are 13+ years old and, if under 18, are accessing the site with a guardian's permission.
SpoilersSome content is hidden by default behind spoiler buttons. These can be used as a slow reveal of information, to prevent surprise story elements from being revealed too early, to clean up formatting, or to present warnings for potentially triggering content. Example: The following spoiler contains a secret that King Midas's barber whispered into a hole in the ground, intending for it to remain unheard. Clicking on an open spoiler button will hide the spoiler again.
Triggering ContentWe want Mythoversal to be a safe site for all users. However, the fact is that classical mythology includes material that may revisit traumas upon certain members of the community. It would be impossible to anticipate every possible trigger for every possible user, but trigger warnings and age gates will be used for broad categories of content. In articles, content warning buttons may hide sensitive content until a user elects to view it. Example: The following warning is used to prevent community members from accidentally reliving the experience of watching the 2019 theatrical flop, Cats: The Musical.
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