Mostly this post is just an excuse to mention some of my favorite fantasy books and themes because I wasn't able to write an entire post about them. I could probably fill a few hundred years worth of posts about fantasy, but I really want to move on to other topics.
There were so many classics I wish I had time to discuss:
Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
Beowulf (author unknown)
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer
I also could have gone on about so many topics:
Comics and Superheros
I hope you enjoyed Fantasy Freak Week. I'm planning on doing a couple Halloween Horrors posts next week, but it probably won't be every day--these posts take way too long to put together.