#1
Hey,

I need some mythologies, legends of lore & folklore for inspire in my lyrics and such. can you guys suggest me anything?

(Novels are okey too, if you tell what it is about)
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#2
Beowulf.
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Beowulf.


K, cool will check it out.


Anything more? I want all kinds of mythologies and legends and folklore


EDIT: Dorkus, will do
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And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

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#6
'Selkie' is a good thing to look up, it's interesting as, wiki it.
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check out the rapsiot gods post, there was quite a bit there, but the topics wer limited. irish folklore is cool, and of course the Norse stuff.
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#11
Thanks guys, will check out the stuff


I'll ignore the man in Mantucket post :P
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And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

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#14
A Song of Ice and Fire!
Greatest fantasy books written, or damn near anyway.
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A Song of Ice and Fire!
Greatest fantasy books written, or damn near anyway.


That I will check out, I am a big fan of Fantasy novels
"Fly with me forever high
And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

-Symphony X
#16
Biblical Themed: Paradise Lost by Milton, The Divine Comedy by Dante
Greek: Oedipus Rex, Aeniad
Old English: Beowulf, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer
Middle English: The Canterbury Tales, The Lais by Marie de France
Early Modern: Titus Andronicus (if you want brutal) or sonnets by Shakespeare
Restoration: A Modest Proposal, The Rape of the Lock
Modern: The Crying of Lot 49, Howl by Ginsberg, The Wasteland

There's a fairly well rounded set of things to look into. If I had to recommend just one, try the old English poem, "The Wanderer." I don't remember who wrote it, or even if it has a known author, but it is relatively short and definitely could have a song based on it.

EDIT: I just noticed that you bit on that guy's fantasy post. Song of Fire and Ice is good. Also, the Wheel of Time series has a good mythology inside it.
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Biblical Themed: Paradise Lost by Milton, The Divine Comedy by Dante
Greek: Oedipus Rex, Aeniad
Old English: Beowulf, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer
Middle English: The Canterbury Tales, The Lais by Marie de France
Early Modern: Titus Andronicus (if you want brutal) or sonnets by Shakespeare
Restoration: A Modest Proposal, The Rape of the Lock
Modern: The Crying of Lot 49, Howl by Ginsberg, The Wasteland

There's a fairly well rounded set of things to look into. If I had to recommend just one, try the old English poem, "The Wanderer." I don't remember who wrote it, or even if it has a known author, but it is relatively short and definitely could have a song based on it.


Oh, this is good stuff man Will check it out!
"Fly with me forever high
And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

-Symphony X
#18
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Gilgamesh

Oh Gilgamesh is so wonderful, so incredibly good!
I'm suggesting getting an overview of visual art throughout history (Eastern and Western, they're both equally inspiring) and just flipping through and looking at the different paintings. Also, read stories from the Bible, no matter how religious you are, some of those stories are pretty fucking awesome (I'm not religious btw).
#19
Check out Goemon. Japanese Robin Hood -- but in the end they caught him and boiled him alive.

The tight thing is -- when the flesh was melting off his body he just pointed at them at laughed at them giving them the equivalent of a Moonanites style "the bird" saying it was all worth it.
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Oh Gilgamesh is so wonderful, so incredibly good!
I'm suggesting getting an overview of visual art throughout history (Eastern and Western, they're both equally inspiring) and just flipping through and looking at the different paintings. Also, read stories from the Bible, no matter how religious you are, some of those stories are pretty fucking awesome (I'm not religious btw).


Oh, yeah, the bible has a good amount of inspiring things


That Geomon... sounds disturbing He scares me
"Fly with me forever high
And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

-Symphony X
#23
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Check out Goemon. Japanese Robin Hood -- but in the end they caught him and boiled him alive.

The tight thing is -- when the flesh was melting off his body he just pointed at them at laughed at them giving them the equivalent of a Moonanites style "the bird" saying it was all worth it.

Goemon Ishikawa?
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Biblical Themed: Paradise Lost by Milton, The Divine Comedy by Dante
Greek: Oedipus Rex, Aeniad
Old English: Beowulf, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer
Middle English: The Canterbury Tales, The Lais by Marie de France
Early Modern: Titus Andronicus (if you want brutal) or sonnets by Shakespeare
Restoration: A Modest Proposal, The Rape of the Lock
Modern: The Crying of Lot 49, Howl by Ginsberg, The Wasteland

There's a fairly well rounded set of things to look into. If I had to recommend just one, try the old English poem, "The Wanderer." I don't remember who wrote it, or even if it has a known author, but it is relatively short and definitely could have a song based on it.

EDIT: I just noticed that you bit on that guy's fantasy post. Song of Fire and Ice is good. Also, the Wheel of Time series has a good mythology inside it.


Wheels of Time, isn't that one of the longest fantasy novels written?


Btw, The Divine Comedy? What is it about?
"Fly with me forever high
And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

-Symphony X
#25
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Goemon Ishikawa?


Possibly -- I forgot the last name.

Regardless -- Im big on self sacrifice and no regrets.
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Wheels of Time, isn't that one of the longest fantasy novels written?


Btw, The Divine Comedy? What is it about?



I know this is a couple days late, but maybe other people go back and read threads...

The Divine Comedy is Dante Alighieri's most famous work. It is an allegorical journey that takes Dante the Pilgrim (different from Dante the Poet) through the three spiritual states that occur after death: Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Heaven (Paradiso). He is lead most of the way by the shade of the Roman poet, Virgil, in whose footsteps he walks literally, and in whose literary footsteps he wishes to be recognized as following and eventually surpassing.

Really, you've just got to read it. I would personally recommend the John Ciardi translation unless you can read Italian. It follows the rhyme scheme closer than any other translation I've read while still remaining true to the spirit of the original. It also has amazing end notes for each canto to explain all the political and cultural allusions that don't make sense anymore. It even has some helpful pictures and diagrams.

tl:dr?

Buy it! You can read it every year for the rest of your life, which makes the best thing you've spent money on since that box of condoms you lost your virginity with.
#27
Try The Great Tree of Avalon series by T.A. Barron. i'm trying to write an album on that


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