Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Neil Gaiman's top ten mythical characters

Neil Gaiman's novels for young readers include Coraline and The Graveyard Book.

One of Gaiman's ten favorite characters from myths that haunt him, as told to the Guardian:

My favourite character in the Odyssey. As Odysseus takes the long way home, encountering Circe and sirens and cylops and such, Penelope waits and weaves and unpicks her weaving. She was the only one who seemed even faintly responsible or grown up in the story.
Read about the other characters on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue