While watching Princess and the Frog with my roommate I noticed some seriously mythological ideas.
First – it’s an animal groom story. Pretty obvious.
All the voodoo in it is pretty obviously mythological as well. But there are two voodoo witches/doctors in the movie – the evil one and the good.
The Shadowman dresses in black and red and has control over blood and shadows.
The Bayou Witch lives in a boat-treehouse in a swamp (lives in a tree and by water – goddess perhaps?). She always dresses in white and gold and is blind – like many prophet and foreseers. She cooks gumbo and uses it for her magic as well – perhaps a connection to the grain goddess? And lastly, she has a pet snake, which is a symbol of the goddess.
Fireflies also play a part in the story – they lead the way to the Bayou Witch and one of them (Ray) is in love with the evening/North star. As Ray dies in the story his light – life force – fades and a new star is born in the sky next to the North star.
Just thought it was interesting 🙂
And here’s two of my favorite songs from the movie: