About Mythphile

Mythphile is the mythology blog of Ellen Brundige, a humanities major from a family of scientists and educators. I’m a freelance writer and compulsive researcher who’s been posting online articles about the ancient world, mythology, and miscellaneous interests since 1993.  I have an MA in classics and another in mythological studies which I earned in 2007 at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

My Mythphile blog is devoted to sharing and retelling mythology.  I’m particularly interested in ways that mythology manifests in the modern world: through movies, video games, and fandom.  The medium for transmission has changed, but we still have mythology, even if we don’t recognize it. Mr. Spock, Wonder Woman and George & Fred Weasley resonate with people now in much the same way that Robin Hood, Isis, and Anansi the Spider meant something to our forbears. Myths are stories that endure because they “ring true” for many people— not in a literal sense, but a metaphorical one.

Note: I’ve had this website since 2003, and it’s also served as a filing cabinet for my various hobbies over the years: geology, astronomy, gaming, digital art, Tolkien, and a certain British TV show featuring a police box. To borrow a term from geology, my brain is a mass of unconsolidated sediments. This blog is only the top layer.

(Portrait by Jon Williams © 2010. All Rights Reserved.)


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