The Inspiration Behind INK

The Inspiration Behind INK

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Amanda Sun By AmandaSunBooks Completed

When I was little, my mother bought me a wonderful book filled with myths. These weren't just the rich Greek and Roman myths you might grow up with, but the pages were filled with mythologies I'd never heard of before. Mesopotamian, Inuit, Australian Aboriginee...and Japanese. This was where I first encountered the myth of Izanami and Izanagi, and their child Amaterasu, who became the goddess to which all Japanese emperors would claim lineage.

As I grew older, I spent a lot of time watching animes, reading manga, and gaming. A lot of the Asian myths reappeared in these formats, sometimes quite directly and other times as subtle inspiration. At the same time, my love of mythologies was growing. I spent most of my time reading MG and YA Fantasy books, delving deeper into traditional western mythologies and starting to write Fantasy novels of my own. 

In university, I majored in Classical Archaeology. Finally I was able to pursue my love of myths on another level. I soaked up everything...