Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Issue 7

Saint Sylvester and the Dragon

Laura explores a fourteenth-century fresco from the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, depicting the legendary story of Saint Sylvester taming the dragon.

Illustrating Tolkien: Ted Nasmith Interview  »

Ted Nasmith is an artist best known for his illustrations depicting scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Randy spoke with him about his artwork and some of the challenges of illustrating fantasy literature.

Prometheus in the Emblems of Alciato  »

Laura looks at a selection of sixteenth-century emblems that depict the suffering of Prometheus to explore the ways this mythological narrative is represented in visual symbols and verse.