Synopsis by Mark Deming
Join the Standard Deviants Academic Team for this instructional video, which looks at the historical antecedents and literary history of mythic fantasy. Topics covered in Standard Deviants: Rings, Kings, and Things, Pt. 1 -- Swords and Sorcery include Greek and Norse mythology, the legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and the roles of magicians, wizards, objects of power, and noble warriors in popular tales of fantasy.
folklore, legend [fable], literary, myth