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    Eleanor KonikEleanor Konik submitted a new blog post:

    Deity as Celebrity — Crafting a Myth Cycle
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    Gods in Myth

    Creating a myth cycle is one of the hardest and most exciting parts of worldbuilding. I've written previously about how to frame a myth cycle around a war, but another useful trick is to imagine deities as modern-day celebrities. It's an exercise teachers often use when teaching about Greek mythology. For example, Hannah Petersen does a really nice job of comparing 2010s era celebrities with Greek gods:

    Aphrodite and Ares: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

    Aphrodite was known for appearing in front of each person as the one they desired most in the world. She was the goddess of love and sexual desire, and was kind of portrayed as a cold-hearted bee-otch. Now, in no way am I saying that Kim is the devil, but she is seen in the media as being overly-obsessed with her looks and perception by others. Also, she’s drop-dead gorgeous. Ares, on the other hand, was the hot-headed god of war and rage. I don’t...
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    Great article. I know an author who has done this quite well. Have any of you read the GoneGod series by Ramy Vance. http://www.paradise-lot.com/
     
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    I haven't, but it's part of KU and the premise looks a bit like Ilona Andrews' Innkeeper Chronicles, so I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
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