Updates, Quotes, and Exploring Myth


Fast Updates:


Mark from www.wordrefiner.com featured Lost: A Blood Inheritance Novel on 01/31/20. To visit his site and read  his awesome reviews you can follow this link: Wordrefiner.com- book-reviews.  I have also added a link on the review page:Reviews – Lost


The designer @Rebecacovers has created a great cover for “The Warning Signs.” I have updated it on the works in progress page.

Just updated – Concealed Realms will be at Quad Con in September!

Added eventOddmall in October!


If you are interested in winning some amazing books by great authors you can check out the monthly giveaway from Readers Favorite here: https://readersfavorite.com book giveaway 

Upcoming Event Reminders:


Concealed Realms will be at the Quad Cities Mighty Con in Rock Island, IL. This Comic Con takes place March 14th and 15th at the Quad Cities Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL.

Concealed Realms will be participating in the Dupage Mighty Con. This event takes place at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL on Saturday May 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We will be returning to The Madison Comic Con! This event takes place Sunday, July 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Exhibit Hall, 1 John Nolan Drive, Madison WI.

Concealed Realms will be at Quad Con Iowa City on  September 26th. This event takes place at the Coralville Marriott Conference Center.

We will be participating in Oddmall: Hallowondrous on October 16th and 17th. The event takes place at Lakewood Masonic Temple – 15300 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, Ohio 44107.


 Myth Quotes:


“Mythology is much better stuff than history. It has form; logic; a message.” –Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger


“Myths are, in fact…neither primitive nor untrue. They are, rather, a kind of poetry that helps us make sense of the world and our place in it.” –Stephen H. Furrer


“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.” –C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections


“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” –John Lennon


“Why do mythological heroes of past civilizations have a thousand faces? Is it because each one of us takes a heroic journey of self-discovery?”-Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls


“Within the infinite myths lies the eternal truth” –Devdutt Pattanaik, Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata


“The devotee of myth is in a way a philosopher, for myth is made up of things that cause wonder. (Metaphysics, I, 982b 18–19)” –Aristotle , Metaphysics


“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth–penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.” –Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth


“Comic books are modern myths.” –Abhijit Naskar


“Some stories soak into the threads of the universe, beyond time, becoming echoes of memory lingering in the darkness, like dead stars, whispering light.” –Tracey-anne McCartney, Awake in Purple Dreams



Definition of Myth:


Noun  a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.”www.dictionary.com

Merriam Webster.com

Noun a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone especially: one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society.” merriamwebster.com


 Exploring Myth

The study of myth began in ancient history and continues today in a wide variety of academic fields such as, anthropology, philology, psychology and folklore studies. Mythology in general is a vast and complex subject. There are several entire theories of myth and many books have been written regarding these.


The academic comparison of bodies of myths from different cultures, in an attempt to find shared characteristics and themes is known as comparative mythology.

This can serve a variety of purposes. For instance, Academic scholars have used the relationships between different myths to help trace the development of cultures and religions and also to support psychological theories.


The term mythology may be used in reference to a body of myths pertaining to a particular subject or to the study of myths in general. These stories usually address the origins of a people or illustrate a cultural tradition. They are narratives that play a fundamental role in a society by teaching meaning or explaining things. They express values and norms. Providing a pattern of behavior to be imitated.


The main characters in myths are usually gods, demigods or supernatural humans with astounding heroic aptitude. Whereas, stories of everyday human beings are usually contained in legends, rather than myths.


Categories abound! There are so many types of myths and several ways of grouping them. Some general names include, animal mythology, creation mythology, death or underworld mythology, and hero mythology…


Myths are categorized into different branches. No single definition can encompass all the various kinds of stories that can be classified as myths on the basis of one criterion or another. You must highlight the very qualities of the stories that make them so different from one another.


Myths were divided into just five categories by the fourth-century writer Sallustius: Theological (Pertaining to divine matters), Physical (concerning natural laws) Animistic (concerning soul), Material, and Mixed (show the interaction between two or more of the previous categories.)


But primarily they can be grouped into three types:

Etiological Myths (or Aetiological) – Explain why a certain thing is the way it is today or how it came to be. The word aetiological is from the Greek word aetion (αἴτιον) meaning “reason” or “explanation”. 

There are three subtypes of aetiological myths: natural (explains an aspect of nature), etymological (explains the origin of a word, and religious (explains the origin of a religious ritual.)

Historical myths – retell an event from the past and help to keep the memory of the event alive. The meaning of the story was most important to the ancients, not the literal truth of the details.

Psychological myths – To try to explain why we feel or act the way we do with a journey from the known to the unknown while also providing an audience with some important cultural value. The myth usually involves a hero on a journey during which they discover their fate or hidden identity and in so doing, resolve a conflict.


Thousands of years ago, in nearly every civilization, creation and nature myths emerged in order to explain some of the earth’s natural phenomena and to answer the most basic and difficult questions of human existence in a way that made sense to the people of that time.

Mythology served an important purpose for our ancestors by helping them to make sense of the world they lived in by offering to explain the unexplainable.

They deal with various aspects of the human condition such as, good and evil, the meaning of suffering, our origins, the origin of names, animals, cultural values, life and death, the afterlife, and explain natural events.


The quest for knowledge is one element that never changes. We want to make sense of the world that we live in. We want to know how we got here, if we have a purpose, and how everything functions around us.

Today myths still play an important role. They help us to better understand the rich culture and traditions of our ancestors.


Discover more about myth:
britannica.com, study.com, ancient-mythology.com,literaryterms.net,List_of_mythologies


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