Mentors are one of my favorite archetypes. They span in type and function wildly. They can be good, bad, indifferent, insane, comical, and everything in-between. Today we will look at what a mentor is, what their psychological functions can be, and offer some different types to play with.
If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time then you know how much I love an origins story. The origin of the mentor is a cool one!
Homer penned up the character, Mentor, in The Odyssey. The devious goddess Athena used Mentor’s body as a meat suit a couple of times to influence major characters to pursue different courses of action. Even when not being possessed by busty goddesses, Mentor worked as a trusted adviser to the wayward Odysseus.
I also ran the word, “mentor,” through the Online Etymological Dictionary (which is awesome if you haven’t…
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