Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Issue 12

Orpheus’s Descent to Hades

Randy looks at a sculpture of Orpheus and different versions of his story from antiquity, considering the connection between a work of art and its narrative when viewers might know a different version of the story then the artist.

Jesus’s Harrowing of Hell in the Christian Apocryphal Tradition  »

The story of Jesus traveling to the underworld is one of many stories better known through its visual representations throughout the churches in Europe than in any written narrative form.

The Land of the Dead in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea  »

Laura begins her series looking at the land of the dead in works of modern fantasy, exploring its geography, its connection to the land of the living, and its significance in Earthsea.