Some of the earliest stories we know from the time around the beginning of written language were stories about gods and fate. This is where stories started to transform from being primarily for survival to conveying ideas beyond the individual.
This was a pivotal time, not only because of the introduction of written language, but for the concept of believing there is something else out there – a something else that might be in control. This is when we got stories such as Gilgamesh, the Hebrew Bible, and even early Greek and Roman stories. There were great heroes who fought for and against the gods themselves.
In this episode, we discuss what came out of this time of gods and fate within storytelling and how it can still help our writing in modern times.
First aired September 6, 2021.
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