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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Hopefully this counts, but my choice would be...

    Beowulf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf

    What did you think of The 13th Warrior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    What did you think of The 13th Warrior?
    Sadly, I haven't had the chance to see it. Would you say it's critically acclaimed/highly recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    What did you think of The 13th Warrior?
    I really liked that movie. It fell beneath the radar, but it's a solid film.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Paul Bunyan?
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    The(old) Hank McCoy thread. https://community.cbr.com/showthread...on-Thread-2020

    Interested in knowing more about Balder? https://community.cbr.com/showthread...on-Thread-2020

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    Hector, though usually portrayed as more positively in stuff following The Iliad than in the original story itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Sadly, I haven't had the chance to see it. Would you say it's critically acclaimed/highly recommended?
    It's not a Beowulf film, but sort of a riff on the central story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    It's not a Beowulf film, but sort of a riff on the central story.
    Based on a novel written by Michael Crichton. Thanks for the info, DrNewGod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Hopefully this counts, but my choice would be...

    Beowulf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf

    What the heck is Beowulf wearing?



    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    It's not a Beowulf film, but sort of a riff on the central story.
    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Based on a novel written by Michael Crichton. Thanks for the info, DrNewGod.
    Who drew on the historical Arab traveler Ahmad_ibn_Fadlan.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_ibn_Fadlan
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    Great thread!


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    Guan Yu from one of my favorite times in world history. I am currently reading a book on him.
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    Nastasya Mikulishna

    Eventual wife of the bogatyr dragon slayer, Dobrynya Nikitich. When they first met, he automatically attacked her. She handily brushed off his attacks and wrapped him in a huge bag. Luckily for him, she liked her catch.
    Some interesting folks I was unfamiliar with. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelena View Post
    I like Ulysses too… but with a modern characterization. The old Ulysses was rather a looter.
    By "Ulysses" do you mean the version of Odysseus that's presented in the Aeneid? Virgil had an agenda, since his book is about Aeneas, a Trojan, he has to make the Greeks look bad. So from that perspective Odysseus is the bad guy because he enabled Agamemnon's raid on Ilium.

    For the Greeks, we're talking about centuries here. The Odyssey is a story that dates back to the 12 century B.C. and the Homeric version we know was being sung around the 8th century B.C. Over the centuries how the Greeks viewed Odysseus changes with how they change themselves as a people.

    The Homeric version, I think, is quite heroic. He's the thinking man's hero. He's not just exceptionally strong, he's smart. And he survives by his wits. The gods look on him with favour, because he's such a good guy. His ploy to get inside Ilium is an example of his intelligence.

    Some later Greek writers did treat Odysseus as an untrustworthy fellow. But hey, if you're from Athens you probably don't trust anyone from Ithaca. Athenians spoke Doric Greek, Ithacans spoke Ionian Greek.

    It's a cultural thing. In some cultures at some periods of history, surviving by your wits and knowing how to steal stuff is important. A lot of the Greek myths are about some dude stealing stuff--and that's good. In the recent past we looked at people who steal stuff as heroes. Now we look at them as bad guys (maybe).
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