I KNOW WHAT REGINA AND GOLD ARE GETTING!!!!!!!!! I saw the poster here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYpeK9ECUAAL6YO.jpg:large
Speaking of Greek mythology! ;)
Speaking of Greek mythology! ;)
Also, for discussion on pandora's box, you may also post on this thread here. :)
Pleased at these little references to Greek Mythology with Pandora's Box. How strange that we were discussing this sort of thing a little further up the thread. Still, wouldn't like to see a whole host of powerful Gods on Mount Olympus. Although I could handle a sort of Clash of the Titan's-esque story. Basically the Gods were the original power long before even Zoso but people stopped believing in them, so their power weakened til they faded, and now they have found a way to gain power and dominion over humans again, that is how they could perhaps bring Hercules in (either in flash back or some sort of suspended animation/ressurrection deal) Anyway, I have just realised that this is an Ariel thread so this is irrelevent here, but happy to discuss this further in another thread.
I think this show should stick to more fairly tale story lines and not delve too deep into Greek mythology. After all, Greece is a place in this world, and the show is about fairy tales and things close to it. I think with Ursula, goddess of the sea, King Midas, the Pegasus sail, and Pandora's box is enough greek references.
Well there's already a Victorian England world, so why not a Greece one? After all, it would be cool to see the Underworld, since OUAT already has a Netherworld. In addition, if anyone looked at Jefferson's Portal of Doors, one looks very much like it could lead to somewhere like Mount Olympus.
@AppleTree23 despite being cut from the movie, the whole Ursula is Ariel's aunt thing is canon and official, since it was included in the Broadway version of the movie.
@Princess Alessandra I may be wrong about this, but in an episode of the Little Mermaid cartoon from the mid-90's, Triton gets turned into a tween and Ariel has to babysit him, he calls his father Poseidon, so Ariel is actually Hercules' second cousin. And tbh, I'd rather see a Hercules/Aladdin cross-over like in their respective shows when Jafar and Hades teamed up to destroy them both.
Also, I really hope they introduce Tarzan at some point. I need a man in a loincloth on this show. LBR
Obviously Disney movies aren't always true to their source material. And TLM fairy tale isn't from Greek Mythology, but the original idea for the movie (which was later carried into the Broadway musical) was that he was the son of Poseidon. This was also directly stated in an episode of TLM cartoon. Whether this was just some random Merman named Poseidon or the actual god of the seas is unknown, but it's been confirmed canonically that both Ursula and Triton are children of a man named Poseidon.
You are correct, it was based on the fairy tale, not Greek mythology, but the movie and the show are different. Different writers, different directors, in essence, the people who made the movie had no idea someone would make a show and turn Triton into a child, then give him that line. They also made Ursula and Triton unrelated in the movie for a reason. I don't know what it is, they just decided not to. It could be that it would be weird if she were Ariel's aunt, or that they're different species (cecealia - half human, half octopus, and merman). Either way, because of the differences and inconsistencies, facts stated in musicals, shows, or sequels aren't taken into account by me. For example, the way I see it: Ariel and Wendy have no daughters, the stepmother never stole the wand, and the village girl from the Jungle Book doesn't have a name. I'm a Disney purist, just listen to the original movies. But I'm sorry, I'm not saying your wrong. That's the beauty of the wonderful world of Disney! Everyone can have their own opinions and interpretations! I just mean that if someone asked me personally, "Is Triton Poseidon's son?" or "Is Ursula Ariel's aunt?" I would say no, because I base my Disney facts on the original movie because, as I previously stated, other things are inconsistant.
Well, it's your opinion, and you're entitled to it. :) I just think that even though it's unsaid in the movie, it's still there since it was one of the original ideas... But that's just me.
What do you think?