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Reflections on Myth and Media

  • Original Outstanding Blogger Award

    September 17, 2020 by

    Lotus Laura has nominated me for the Original Outstanding Blogger Award! I’m so excited to receive this nomination from a blogger who writes such a variety of heartfelt content. Swing by her blog if you want to sample her musings. Thank you, Laura!

  • First Blogiversary!

    September 2, 2020 by

    Illuminating the Fool’s Mirror is officially a year old! Technically, the anniversary for my WordPress account was a while back, but this marks one year ago that I published my first feature-length article. A couple of my blogger friends have recently posted about reaching that first year milestone, including Kacha and Dragon Warrior. Reading about… Read more

  • Questioning Fossils: Problems with Cryptid Dinosaurs in Africa

    August 24, 2020 by

    African cryptid dinosaurs. This simple phrase packs a host of problems. Several mythical creatures from various Sub-Saharan African cultures have been described as “dinosaurs” and later sighted as cryptids. This by itself is not unusual. I’ve mentioned several mythical creatures that became cryptids in the modern era. However, these specific “dinosaurs” are tied to outdated… Read more

  • Blogger Recognition Award

    August 10, 2020 by

    Kacha from Food.for.Thoughts nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award! I’d like to thank her, both for the nomination and for being an awesome blogger and blogging friend. Reading her posts has taught me so much about depression and burnout, and about psychology in general. I hope that her record of her journey gives hope… Read more

  • Quarterly Bestiary: Unicorns: The Power of the Alicorn

    July 25, 2020 by

    I often focus on more obscure creatures for Quarterly Bestiary, but today I’d like to touch on a mythical heavyweight: the unicorn. Now, before you expect sparkles and rainbows, bear in mind there’s a lot more to unicorns than that. Behind the modern image lies a history full of strange, sometimes dark twists. I couldn’t… Read more

  • Sunshine Blogger Award from Lotus Laura

    July 6, 2020 by

    Thank you to Lotus Laura for nominating me for my 5th Sunshine Blogger Award! If you haven’t visited her lovely site, I suggest you take a look. She brings a thoughtful, warm outlook to topics of spirituality, health, and life in general. Articles are often grouped by themes tied to days of the week–Self-Care Sunday,… Read more

  • Sunshine Blogger Award from Anshika and Sakshi

    June 22, 2020 by

    A big thank you to Anshika Shukla and Sakshi Tiwari of The Little Dreamland for nominating me for a Sunshine Blogger Award! This young duo together remind us to “Dream it till it comes true,” each striking their own balance between deep reflection and lighthearted whimsy in their posts. They ask pointed questions and frame… Read more

  • Red Thread Reblog: Chinese Dragons — Olivia’s Blog

    June 13, 2020 by

    Welcome to Red Thread Reblog, a feature that pairs a post about media inspired by mythology with a post about the mythology shown in the media. The dragons in Eon and Eona are based on Chinese mythology, so an overview of that makes it easier to grasp their world. Olivia’s Blog, maintained by Olivia or… Read more

  • Red Thread Reblog: Eona: Review — Average Nicole

    June 11, 2020 by

    Welcome to Red Thread Reblog, a feature that pairs a post about media inspired by mythology with a post about the mythology shown in the media. As promised, here are the dragons! Alison Goodman’s YA duology of Eon: The Last Dragoneye and Eona came out nearly ten years ago, but these books remain among the… Read more

  • June 2020 Updates And Beast Suggestions

    June 5, 2020 by

    Hello, everyone! I’m doing my updates post a little early because I’ve got a few special posts coming up this month. First up, Red Thread Reblog is back! If you’re not familiar with this feature, Red Thread Reblog reaches out into the blogging community and ties together two posts, one covering media inspired by mythology… Read more

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