Tag Archives: Ovid
The renowned fairy tale critic Jack Zipes has a new book out on the diverse manifestations of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice motif in folklore and literature, from Lucian and Ovid, through the Grimms, to Harry Potter. There’s a thought-provoking interview with … Continue reading
In response to The Guardian’s Top Ten Shapeshifters in Fiction (which is very noughties) and Kaja’s lively alternative list, I am posting my own top ten which is a little bit more retro! A shapeshifter is usually understood to be … Continue reading
An interesting article by Benjamin Breen on the ethnography of Valentine’s Day, showing its origins in the pagan festival of Lupercalia and the connections to the transfigured Lycaon in Ovid’s Metamorphosis.