Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Wormhole day: Today is Einstein's birthday; he would have been 134. In his honor, Stephen Tremp, Laura Eno, and Luanne Smith are hosting a National Wormhole Day bloghop, and asked what you would do, or where would you go if you could slip through a wormhole in space or time.
Well, I've already booked my ticket on the new Titanic, and fingers crossed, we won't bang into any icebergs this time around. I'd really love to discover just what really happened to naughty old King John's treasure, but I'll leave that to my more adventurous Celtic Cousins.
I've recently been reading "The Magical World of the Inklings" and my mind's made up!
If I could slip through any worm hole, and go back to any moment in time, I'd travel back three or four thousand years. Ever since learning of Owen Barfield's theory that the ancient tales of gods walking among mortals as 'myths' and 'legends', should be taken more seriously, my imagination has been working overtime.
Owen Barfield was of course, one fourth of the nucleus known as "The Inklings", the other three being Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams. Barfield suggests that because our ancestors were more in tune with nature, they were more perceptible to supernatural and preternatural forces, and so able to commune more easily with the spiritual world. A world that we as cynical sophisticates are too quick to dismiss. We call the old stories "exaggerations" or legends, and tell ourselves it is impossible for anyone to have the strength of Hercules, or predict the future as Cassandra did.
The most famous of ancient Greek battles, the Trojan wars, were until 1865 dismissed as legend. Then in the nineteenth century, English archaeologist Frank Calvert joined forces with the wealthy German Heinrich Schliemann. Together they uncovered evidence that suggested Homer's Iliad was based on fact. As more and more pieces of this puzzle begin to emerge, it seems likely that Homeric figures such as Hercules and Achilles may have been involved in this epic episode. Scholars now accept that Troy did exist, yet less than two hundred years ago, this great civilisation was thought to be as fantastical as Atlantis.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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