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Darth Maul
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« on: July 22, 2007, 04:26:53 pm »

Star Wars sources and analogues


Star Wars, the popular science fantasy saga, is acknowledged to have been inspired by many sources. These may include Qigong, Greek Philosophy, Greek mythology, Roman History, Roman Mythology, parts of the Bible, Confucianism, Islam, Shintoism, and Taoism.

Lucas has said that chivalry, knighthood, paladinism, and such things in feudal societies inspired some concepts in the Star Wars movies, most notably the Jedi Knights. The work of the mythologist Joseph Campbell, most notably his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, directly influenced George Lucas, and was what drove him to create the 'modern myth' of Star Wars. The supernatural flow of energy known as The Force is believed to have originated from the concept of prana, or qi, "the all-pervading vital energy of the universe".

Amongst the celebratory 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, The History Channel premiered a 2-hour event covering the Star Wars Trilogy entitled Star Wars:The Legacy Revealed. Featuring interviews from the likes of Stephen Colbert, Newt Gingrich, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, acclaimed scholars, and others, the program delved further into the Heroic Epic concept and the influences of Mythology, and other particular motifs that were so important in making Star Wars the standard of Movies and other series for years to come such as Sins of The Father and Redeeming the Father, Coming of Age, Exiting the Ordinary World, and others that all led to the defining "modern mythology" of our time.

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