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The Chronicles of Narnia and ancient mythology

The Chronicles of Narnia and ancient mythology

Postby Guest » 13 Apr 2006, 03:00

I was just wondering if some one could point me in the direction of finding more on how ancient mythology influenced Lewis' writing. It's obvious that it had an impact because in The Chronicles of Narnia we see appearances of many different mythological creatures and even appearances from Roman gods. Any ideas anyone?
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re: The Chronicles of Narnia and ancient mythology

Postby A#minor » 13 Apr 2006, 03:26

There are some papers in the Papers section that mention something about mythology and its part in Narnia. Try there.
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re: The Chronicles of Narnia and ancient mythology

Postby Monica » 13 Apr 2006, 13:06

A paper A#Minor is referring to is called "Myth Made Truth". There are also a number of exhaustive resources on Narnia, with detailed references to names, places, themes and their mythological sources. Paul F. Ford's Companion to Narnia and David C. Downing's Into the Wardrobe are excellent.
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