Eleanor Konik submitted a new blog post: Deity as Celebrity — Crafting a Myth Cycle This article is by Eleanor Konik. 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... Continue reading the Original Blog Post.