Jeff Meade (@mobilejpop) asked us if Homer’s Odyssey influenced the Elfquest hero’s journey. We told him: “It’s not that the Odyssey influenced Elfquest, it’s that both stories follow the same mythic form. Odysseus is a classic hero, who follows the classic Hero’s Journey – check out what Joseph Campbell has written about that. Cutter follows the very same template, which goes far back in storytelling and cultural history.”
Jeff let us know that he planned on using Elfquest in his history classroom this week and he kindly shared with us on twitter some awesome photos. He is teaching his 9th grade class about Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey by using Elfquest as a modern example!