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Sunday, June 30 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Pantheon of Hogwarts Professors

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All pantheons have similar archetypes: There’s Zeus, Odin, or Enlil, the father god. Demeter, Hathor, or Chicomecoatl, goddess of the harvest. The Hogwarts teachers as they sit along their long table reflect the ancient mythologies, from Dumbledore to Professor Sprout. Are they just reenacting the Roman gods, or are there other, closer correspondences? Exploring all these archetypes can deepen our understanding of the characters.

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Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 80 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →

Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Trousdale Estates