Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

By day, Jason works as a software developer in Dallas, Texas. But as an independent scholar specializing in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Inklings, philology, and comparative linguistics, he has published essays, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters on these and related topics (view publications). Jason also writes on these subjects at his blog, Lingwë – Musings of a Fish.

Welsh Mythological Underpinnings of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Cycle

Oct 15th, 2009 • Issue 14

Jason considers Lloyd Alexander's careful borrowing of material from Welsh mythology (especially stories from the Mabinogion) to create a compelling backdrop against which to tell his own stories. Article »

Northern Mythological Traditions in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Feb 1st, 2009 • Issue 8

Jason looks at how Alan Garner, a lesser-known fantasy author, incorporates northern mythological and folkloric elements into an fantasy adventure set in his home county of Cheshire. Article »