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About Mythoversal

 
"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."
— Mythoversal Mission Statement
 
"Mythoversal Hellas is the initial module of the Mythoverse, a setting, gaming environment, and platform for retold myths that celebrate human heritage and tradition."
— Mythoversal Hellas Vision Statement
  Mythoversal publishes mythological stories in prose and free verse, providing additional context through informative articles and sources.  

World Meta Information

  The World Meta section contains more detailed information about the Mythoversal project and the world in which these stories are set.  
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Author in Residence: Greg R. Fishbone
 

Navigating the Website

  Mythoversal 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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Mythoversal's mission, content, and navigation.

 

The World Anvil Platform

  Mythoversal is built on the World Anvil platform of authorship and worldbuilding. If you're not a World Anvil member, you're not seeing the entire site. Registering for a free World Anvil account and being logged in will enable you to:  
  • Leave page comments
  • Save favorite articles to your profile page
  • Follow site updates
  • Follow individual authors for manuscript updates
  • View customized content
  • Customized Content

      As the site expands, belonging to a group will also allow you to view even more content:  
    Lesson Plans
    Educators and Parents will be able to access lesson plans to guide their students.
    Bonus Materials
    Patrons will be able to access bonus material as thanks for their support.
    Unpublished Work
    Staff will be able to see works in progress and to contribute their own materials.
    Mature Content
    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.
     

    Join the Staff

      This site is envisioned to become a setting and platform for creators to share a common vision of retold tales.   Want to add your voice, your understanding, and your energy to the Mythoversal site?   Submit a writing or artwork sample, or volunteer to help us expand our informational content.

    Mythoversal Hellas

      The 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 sources set in the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture.   Mythoversal Hellas, focused on Greek mythology, is our initial setting, set up to incorporate additional cultures in a respectful and inclusive way as the story world grows and expands in the future.  

    The Iliad

     

    Rage!

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      Nine years into the siege of Troy, the greatest Achaean warrior, Achilles, is sidelined by rage and resentment following a conflict with his commander, Agamemnon. This short but intense phase of warfare leads to devastating losses on both sides, conflict between the gods, and great tragedy on a human level.   Based on the Iliad of Homer.  
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    A classic tale of war, betrayal, death, grief, and recovery.

     

    The Posthomerica

     

    Amazons!

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      For nine years, Agamemnon's army has besieged Priam's Troy. But as events in the Iliad wind down, a single javelin, blown off its mark, hurls Penthesileia and her Amazon companions against the balance of powers, into the Trojan War, and into Epic history.   Based on Posthomerica I by Quintus of Smyrna.  
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    Continuing from the end of The Iliad, an Amazon comes to Troy.

     

    The Theban Cycle

     

    Run!

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      Author in Residence Greg R. Fishbone is creating an original middle-grade series set in and around the city of Boeotian Thebes, centered around the character of Pyrrha, a descendant of the Spartoi warriors of ancient times.   The initial book, Run!, is available online.   In a time of miasma, a new hero will rise, running toward certain death!  
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    In Ancient Thebes, a daughter of Creon has a fateful encounter.

     

    Outtakes

     

    Poetry!

     
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      Short takes and poems on mythological topics.  
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    Prose!

     
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      Essays and short stories on mythological topics.  
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    Access Restrictions

     

    Age-Gated Content

      Although 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.    

    Spoilers

      Some 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.  
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    "King Midas has donkey ears!"
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    König Midas (by 1670) by Andrea Vaccaro (1604-1670)
      Clicking on an open spoiler button will hide the spoiler again.  

    Triggering Content

      We 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.  
    Content Warning:
    Cats Musical
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    "Up, up, up, up to the uncanny valley!"
    Taylor Swift in Cats (2019)
    Cats: The Musical (2019) by Universal Pictures
      In manuscripts, content warnings will appear at the top of any chapter containing major depictions of warfare or physical violence, while chapters containing depictions of sexual abuse, torture, or self-inflicted harm will be restricted to mature readers.

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    Cover image: "Jupiter Pluvius" (1819) by Joseph Gandy (1771-1843)

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