Star Wars is well known for its exciting and involved story line and its escapist science fiction and fantasy universe. Perhaps less well known is the seriousness with which George Lucas went about researching his initial idea for a "Flash Gordon " like script. It is no accident that some of the themes in Star Wars may seem familiar to the mythology aficionado. Mythological influences have always been an important part of Star Wars. [1]

" Among his influences were the writings of scholar and educator Joseph Campbell, in which he explored the origins of myth and world religions "
― Narrator, Star Wars Trilogy (DVD release) [src] more
Joseph Campbell
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