How and Why are Myths Adapted?

Why use ancient myth?

Myths are not fixed but fluid.





Link with the Past

Cultural Literacy

Opportunity for Innovation


How myth changes?

translation from Greek to Latin to English

reworking myths in new contexts (modernization)

new interpretations

new genres/media
from poem to painting, philosophy, music, cinema, video games, internet, cartoons, etc.

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