Power of the Gods at SfSignal

The fine fellows over at SfSignal ask the musical question

From Rick Riordan to Dan Simmons, the popularity of Gods, Goddesses and Mythology, especially but not limited to Classical Greco-Roman and Norse mythology seems as fresh as ever. What is the appeal and power of mythological figures, in and out of their normal time? What do they bring to genre fiction?

My answer, as well as the answers of SFF people less longwinded than I, are here:


One of those answers is from my wife. Compare and contrast!

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