This issue of Mythlore is the first to include a special section since I became editor in 2006. “Divination in Mythopoeic Fantasy” is the topic, and Emily E. Auger is the guest editor for the content starting on page 160. Her editorial describes the theme and the articles and notes included in this section in more detail.
Our regular content begins with an essay by Patricia Monk on Tyrion Lannister, a central character in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, whom Monk describes as a fulcrum point within the series. In her reading, the dwarf Tyrion’s experiences can be mapped onto the hero’s journey. He is surrounded by dragon imagery which, in a Jungian interpretation, positions him as a potential heir to the throne of Westeros.
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