My Interpretation of Wendat Myths

Didn't you know I'm not just a wannabe historian, I'm a wannabe folklorist/mythologist as well? Even though I consider myself an atheist, I love learning about religions, especially the ones that have rich mythological traditions. I think mythology is all about the ability of humans to think creatively and metaphorically. They're not to be interpreted literally, but to be analyzed to tell us about the values about the people/culture that wrote them. 

Recently I read a lot on the mythology of the Huron/Wendat people, who lived southeast of the Georgian Bay before they were dispersed by the Iroquois/Haudenosaunee. I've compiled my comments on them into the following paper, which I uploaded to Google Drive. The shared link is below. Enjoy.

Click here to read the paper


Books I've Read on Goodreads

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

really liked it

Saddest book I've ever read. I don't know why so many of the other reviews seem to hate the protagonist Tess or are saying she should have known better about Alec. In my opinion, she is an amazing character. She was the most mature, resp...


really liked it

The writing style evoked a lot of emotion. Joseph Boyden was just really good at putting himself in someone else's shoes. That's the only way I can think to describe it. The book is based on the true story of Chanie Wenjack, who died try...


it was amazing

My favourite Shakespeare play so far (I'm going to read all 37 of them eventually). I felt like it wasn't violent enough for a "revenge tragedy" though.

The Boy Who Played Tiger

really liked it

An amazing children's book set in a small village in Myanmar. Very entertaining to read. I highly recommend this to parents who want reading suggestions for their children as I think it's a good idea to start reading about other cultures...