Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite in a fetching kilt. Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan Seer, the storyline is also filled with worldwide mythology. The series is also rich with its own symbolism: heather and white roses, the dragonfly in amber, Claire’s blue vase and wedding gown, her wedding rings and pearl necklace. This presentation by Valerie Estelle Frankel (author of five books about the Starz series and novels) untangles the myriad of myths, legends, symbols and literary references found within. Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of 60 books on pop culture, from Superheroines and the Epic Journey to Hamilton's Who Tells Your Story and How Game of Thrones Will End. Find her at VEFrankel.com or Artist’s Alley #69, Silicon Valley Authors.