112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Folklore and Mythology

Session Chair: 
Sam McBride, La Sierra University
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Ballroom B


  1. Leontine Armstrong, California Baptist University
    The transformations in Ovid's Metamorphoses take place for different reasons, and each tie into another narrative circling around a similar change. Diana, known as Artemis in Greek Mythology, is a goddess who changes mortals and nymphs into either an animal, source of water, or inanimate object for different reasons.
  2. Tiffany Viggiano, University of California, Riverside
    Tricksters are at the epicenter of habitues. In the case of the Norse myths, Loki's actions create a stage that the other characters perform these cultural values on. I argue that Loki is not simply a one dimensional antagonist, but rather a multi-layered character that represents the paradoxes of the Norse Gods.
  3. Jeremiah Henry, Callifornia State University, Fresno
    This paper attempts to establish Idylls of the King as a mytho-poetic text that juxtaposes Judeo-Christian symbolism and imagery with mythological symbolism and imagery and to problematize the Judeo-Christian set of ideals overshadowing the pagan origins of Arthur and Camelot. I situate “The Coming of Arthur” as a mythic text by illustrating its features shared by other myths and legends with a special focus on the creation cycle of Camelot and the mysterious origins of Arthur himself.
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