Can Fantasy be Myth? Mythopoeia and “The Lord of the Rings”

By John Adcox

Now that my novel Raven Wakes the World is out, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of myth in storytelling.

In June of 1999, I traveled to England for the first time. After a few days in London, my friend and I rented a car and toured around the countryside, visiting sites of mythological importance like Stonehenge…