Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

All Issues

We published the first issue of Journey to the Sea on July 1, 2008 and have published one issue a month since then.

Issue 14 - October 15th, 2009

Laura looks at myth and history in Wajda’s film Katyń; Jason considers Welsh myth in Alexander’s Prydain Cycle, and Randy examines some details in the illustrations of Where The Wild Things Are. View Articles »

Issue 13 - August 15th, 2009

Alana shares photographs from her visit to Arthurian locations in England, Laura looks at the fable of the lion’s share in Sir Roger L’Estrange, and Randy interviews Amy about Native America and speculative fiction. View Articles »

Issue 12 - July 1st, 2009

We look at three journeys to an underworld: Orpheus from ancient Greek mythology, Jesus in apocryphal Christian tradition, and Ged in Ursula K. LeGuin’s Earthsea series. View Articles »

Issue 11 - May 15th, 2009

Randy explores Jesus’s teaching on the lilies of the field as an example of mythical thinking, and Laura explores how medieval scholars incorporated Aesopic fables into a Christian framework. View Articles »

Issue 10 - April 1st, 2009

Laura explores Madeleine L’Engle’s Many Waters, Randy looks at the ways authors talk about their fictional worlds, and an interview with Amy H. Sturgis discusses science fiction and myth. View Articles »

Issue 9 - March 1st, 2009

Randy contrasts mythical thinking (mythos) and logical thinking (logos) and examines how Doris Lessing used material from Genesis in a Shikasta; Laura explores three anecdotes of Aesop outwitting his rivals. View Articles »

Issue 8 - February 1st, 2009

Laura explores how statues depicting Shiva express narratives; Jason looks at northern mythological traditions in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen; Dave looks at portrayals of Batman by Frank Miller and Alan Moore. View Articles »

Issue 7 - January 1st, 2009

Laura looks at a fresco painting depicting Sylvester the the dragon and sixteenth-century emblems depicting Prometheus; Randy interviews Ted Nasmith about his Tolkien illustrations. View Articles »

Issue 6 - December 1st, 2008

Randy looks at myth in works using more than just words, including totem poles; Laura looks at Aesop illustrations and Alana discusses role-playing games. View Articles »

Issue 5 - November 1st, 2008

Randy interviews Verlyn Flieger about Tolkien; Priscilla looks at the hero’s journey pattern; Laura looks at stories involving a lamp in daylight. View Articles »

Issue 4 - October 1st, 2008

Laura finds Aesopic fables in Persian mysticism, Randy explores how the turtle got her shell, and Travis looks at G.K. Chesterton on fairy tales. View Articles »

Issue 3 - September 1st, 2008

Randy looks at Iblis in the Qur’an, Laura looks at African magic in Prentice Alvin, and Randy talks with Travis Prinzi about Harry Potter. View Articles »

Issue 2 - August 1st, 2008

Laura explores the “greensong” in Red Prophet; Randy looks at Satan in Paradise Lost and explains the meaning behind the name of this site. View Articles »

Issue 1 - July 1st, 2008

Randy discusses what we mean by “myth” and explores God and man in a variety of Western myths; Laura looks at magic in Seventh Son. View Articles »