The Rantcor Pit #48 – Mythic Proportions: Finding Mythos

Could it be true or is it just a myth?  The Rantcor Pit is back?! 

Yes indeed, after two months on hiatus due to multiple scheduling conflicts, Cole “JediCole” Houston and Eddie Medina have returned to the simple tricks and nonsense that they have been away from for far too long!  So long in fact that the “One End of This Galaxy to the Other” story arc has been abandoned in favor of another.  It has simply been too long ago that the momentum was in place for that discussion.  It will likely be revived at some point in the future.

Instead your intrepid Star Wars fanboys class the joint up a bit as this show rapidly approaches its milestone 50th episode with the help of special guest (and classical mythology maven) Kelly Long.  The connections, analogues, and other hints of classical mythology and folklore are the topic of conversation.  This trio digs deep into both the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy to find connections with the stories of the ancients. 

Jumping off from Joseph Campbell’s observation that the Star Wars Saga becomes the mythology of contemporary civilization, this episode explores aspects of the films never touched on by the author.  Where do set pieces like Jabba’s Palace fit into the framework of the Classics?  Do Episodes 1 through 3 have any such connections to the lore of the Ancients?  These and other aspects of the Saga that related to mythology are explored in the first part of a mythic pair of episodes.