Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
Yeah, but Campbell's work is based on all sorts of different mythologies from around the world. Campbell didn't tell his own stories, he just analyzed the commonalities between different myths. So anyone who is basing their work on Campbell is trying to tap into what worked about older mythologies.
Even while Campbell did that, Lucas was inspired by Campbell so it was more or less like Campbell did the labor and Lucas just read up on Campbell's books and notes and then worked on Star Wars. Kinda bogus to say Lucas was inspired by past mythologies when he just got inspired by one man who was the actual one that was inspired by past mythologies, lol.