Game of Thrones as Myth: the Archetypes (1)

For any of you who follow my blog, Twitter or Facebook know, I’m a weekly contributor over at, a Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire fan website. I have started a series of articles examining the show’s character archetypes and also taking a swing at how the leads fit into Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Monomyth. I’ll set up a page here for the WiC articles and here are links to my first three archetype series pieces:

Jon Snow as the Hero.

Jon-Snow-–-Game-Of-ThronesAlliser Thorne as the Threshold Guardian.

Alliser Thorne 2Melisandre as the Dark Herald.

Melisandre burns ShirreenHope you enjoy them!

Here is a link to all of my by Richard E Preston articles.