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"Mythoversal restores inclusion, diversity, and equity to classical texts. We broaden representation. We amplify marginalized characters. We restore traditions erased by centuries of gatekeeping."
— Mythoversal Mission Statement
 

Welcome to the Mythoverse

 
Staff
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Who's behind the scenes?

Mythoversal restores inclusion, diversity, and equity to classical texts.
  We broaden representation.
  We amplify marginalized characters.
  We restore traditions erased by centuries of gatekeeping.
  We reconnect modern readers to ancient tales.
 
Disrupting Mythology
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What is disruption?

Our entry point into the Mythoverse is the land of Mythoversal Hellas, where we disrupt and deconstruct Greek, Hellenic, Roman, and Byzantine sources to create a mythic environment that's inclusive, inviting, and relevant. The setting is a window into the past and a mirror for today.
 
Mythoversal Hellas
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An overview and introduction

 

Navigating the Website

  Mythoversal navigates like a wiki with interlinked articles added over time. A variety of tools are available to help you navigate. First, each page contains a search bar in the header. Second, the red square that follows you down each page contains an expandable table of contents. And third, many pages also include a table of contents on the right-side panel.   Links may appear in line like this or as article blocks like this:  
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Mythoversal's mission, content, and navigation.

 

The World Anvil Platform

  Mythoversal is built on the World Anvil platform of authorship and worldbuilding. If you're not a World Anvil member, you're not seeing the entire site. Registering for a free World Anvil account and being logged in will enable you to:  
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  • Future expansion will allow groups of users access to content specific to their needs.  

    Access Restrictions

     

    Age-Gated Content

      Although this site is designed to be an accessible resource for users of all ages, some mythology deals with mature subject matter that may be inappropriate to sensitive readers. Mature content and external links are only visible to logged-in World Anvil members who self-assign the "Mature" subscriber group, affirming that they are 13+ years old and, if under 18, are accessing the site with a guardian's permission.    

    Spoilers

      Some content is hidden by default behind spoiler buttons. These can be used as a slow reveal of information, to prevent surprise story elements from being revealed too early, to clean up formatting, or to present warnings for potentially triggering content.   Example: The following spoiler contains a secret that King Midas's barber whispered into a hole in the ground, intending for it to remain unheard.  
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    "King Midas has donkey ears!"
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    König Midas (by 1670) by Andrea Vaccaro (1604-1670)
      Clicking on an open spoiler button will hide the spoiler again.  

    Triggering Content

      We want Mythoversal to be a safe site for all users. However, the fact is that classical mythology includes material that may revisit traumas upon certain members of the community. It would be impossible to anticipate every possible trigger for every possible user, but trigger warnings and age gates will be used for broad categories of content.   In articles, content warning buttons may hide sensitive content until a user elects to view it.   Example: The following warning is used to prevent community members from accidentally reliving the experience of watching the 2019 theatrical flop, Cats: The Musical.  
    Content Warning:
    Cats Musical
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    "Up, up, up, up to the uncanny valley!"
    Taylor Swift in Cats (2019)
    Cats: The Musical (2019) by Universal Pictures
      In manuscripts, content warnings will appear at the top of any chapter containing major depictions of warfare or physical violence, while chapters containing depictions of sexual abuse, torture, or self-inflicted harm will be restricted to mature readers.  

    Stories

     

    Disrupting the Trojan War

        Nine years into the siege of Troy, the greatest Achaean warrior, Achilles, is sidelined by rage and resentment following a conflict with his commander, Agamemnon. This short but intense phase of warfare leads to devastating losses on both sides, conflict among the gods, and great tragedy on a human level.   Rage! by Greg R. Fishbone is a disruptive retelling of Homer's Iliad, restoring diversity, inclusion, and equity to a three-thousand-year-old Greek Epic tradition.   While the manuscript is in the drafting stage, new installments will be released every Sunday for free public review. Posted chapters are prone to additional editing, and your feedback will help shape the published edition.  
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    RAGE is a disruptive retelling of Homer's Iliad.

     

    Disrupting the Trojan War--Again!

     
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      Directly following the last book of the Iliad comes the equally ancient and traditional next chapter. As the Trojans bury their Prince Hector and Achilles mourns his Patroclus, a tragically misthrown javelin brings Queen Penthesileia and her crew of Amazon warriors to the besieged city of Ilion and into the next stage of the Trojan War.   Amazons! by Greg R. Fishbone is a disruptive retelling of an ancient tale of love and war that developed alongside the Iliad and Odyssey in the Greek Epic tradition.   The completed manuscript is being edited for a scheduled Fall 2021 release in paperback and ebook formats. The Public Preview chapters will remain available on this site, plus Bonus Chapters for subscribers of the free Mythoversal Newsletter.  
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    Continuing from the end of the Iliad, an Amazon comes to Troy.

     

    DIsrupting the Theban Cycle

     
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      In a time of disease and social distancing, the seven-gated City of Thebes cowers in fear. But in the city's darkest hour, a new hero will rise. Following in the footsteps of Ino, a true Spartoi runs...toward death!   Author-in-Residence Greg R. Fishbone is creating an original middle-grade series set in and around the city of Boeotian Thebes, centered around the character of Pyrrha, a descendant of the Spartoi warriors of ancient times.   The initial book, Run!, is available online.  
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    In Ancient Thebes, a daughter of Creon has a fateful encounter.

     

    Outtakes

     

    Poetry!

     
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      Short takes and poems on mythological topics.  
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    Prose!

     
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      Essays and short stories on mythological topics.  
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    Cover image: "Jupiter Pluvius" (1819) by Joseph Gandy (1771-1843)

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