Greek Mythology

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Name: Greek Mythology
Abbreviation(s):
Creator: the ancient Greeks
Date(s): c. 900 BCE onward
Medium: myths, literature
Country of Origin: Greece
External Links: Greek mythology at Wikipedia
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Greek Mythology is the fandom focusing on the myths, literature, and religion of the ancient Greeks. The most common primary source texts for the fandom are Greek tragedy by Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus, as well as the works of Homer and Ovid's Metamorphoses. Despite the lack of a single source text, it is sometimes considered a rarelit fandom.

Fandom

The most common pairings include Achilles/Patroclus in slash and Hades/Persephone in het. Greek mythology (until 2013 combined with Roman mythology) is a perennially popular fandom at Yuletide, which has generated as many as 30 stories in one challenge.

Crossovers & fusions

Greek myth characters occasionally cameo in works in other fandoms, for example Cupid & Psyche appear in the Jeeves and Wooster story Deus Ex by innocentsmith. Numerous stories borrow the concept of the Greek afterlife, for example Across Dark Waters by Zimraphel (Silmarillion). Wonder Woman provides an excuse for fusions with DC Comics, such as In Darkest Light by Meljean Brook.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanfic

Fanart

Derivative Fandoms

There has also been much modern fiction based on Greek mythology that has gained fannish followings. This includes:

Fanwork Resources

References

  1. kindkit in Archive of Our Own: Bakcheios: Bookmarks (accessed 18 August 2014)
  2. het_reccers: "Small Step For Man" by toft (nc17) (accessed 18 August 2014)
  3. kormantic in Archive of Our Own: Thirteen Views of a Labyrinth: Bookmarks (accessed 18 August 2014)