Is Film Destroying Mythology?
Movies are great, the music, punch-lines, camera and lighting, special effects, acting, plot, etc. But are movie companies bringing out great movies with amazing plots at the expense of ancient Greek/Roman, Norse and other Mythologies?
Pegasus was rode by Perseus in Clash of the Titans for example, yet in the actual myth concerning Pegasus, Bellerophon rides Pegasus(against the chimera(different myth)). Perseus has the flying sandals from Hermes/Mercury, and Pegasus is born after Medusa is killed when Perseus is flying over a body of water, and a drop of Medusa's blood hits the water.
However, I do understand that seeing a flying horse is much more interesting than a pair of sandals with feathers. But at what cost are these changes made? Is "truth" the opportunity cost of audience approval. The myth is distorted so much that it can't be called a Roman/Greek(others too) myth anymore. And how many people will actually read up on the myths and find out just how many changes were made? Are people losing the understanding of the original myths?