Your favorite type of mythology

Discussion in 'General Mythology' started by danrak, Sep 6, 2006.

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Favorite Mythology

  1. Egyptian mythology

    8 vote(s)
    7.2%
  2. Japanese mythology

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. Hawaiian mythology

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. Anglo-Saxon mythology

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Celtic mythology

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Greek mythology

    33 vote(s)
    29.7%
  7. Norse mythology

    32 vote(s)
    28.8%
  8. Native American folklore

    12 vote(s)
    10.8%
  9. Maya mythology

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    14 vote(s)
    12.6%
  1. venustrap

    venustrap New Member

    Hindu is my absolute favorite. Their mythology delves into philosophical topics that some cultures didn't dare to conceive. They also have the most vivid details about the cosmos, in my opinion. I love reading Hindu mythology over any of the others... although Egyptian is also enjoyable.
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  2. Rhonda Tharp

    Rhonda Tharp Active Member

    Hello Venustrap. I also enjoy Hindu myths - the creation myth, the Ramayana and stories about Krishna. Have you read any of the Mahabarata or the Puranas? Hindu myths and culture have always fascinated me.
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  3. Perseus

    Perseus Member

    I picked Greek, thought I am also a big fan of Egyptian :cool:
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  4. Amir

    Amir New Member

    I likes alot in Greek Mythology, specially like Madea.
    but i like other myth like the Arturian stories
    in North myth i like Ziegfried/Zieguard, Beuwold and Fenrir.
    there's so many good stories
  5. charlene gawa

    charlene gawa New Member

    I can't choose a category because myths are kind of transcendent. Right now I'm really fascinated by stories that take place in the forest like the Grimm fairy tales. When the story moves to the forest the story bcomes a struggle between conscious and subconscious.
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  6. charlene gawa

    charlene gawa New Member

    This is off the point, but has anyone seen "Once Upon a Time" on network TV. It's a bit Disney but the concept is wonderful; storybook characters cursed to live on earth not knowing who they really are, without happy endings. The interior sets use forest motif wallpaper and when the scenes cut to the actual fairy tale the characters are in the forest. I love it.
  7. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    I do watch Once Upon A Time. It is an amzing show, I must say. I'd never really thought about it before, but now that you mention it, it is a little Disney-ish. And I'll have to watch for the wallpaper next time, too. (If it makes you feel better, I was never a detective.)
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  8. I adore Slavic mythology. I've met below some of major Slavic deities:

    Perun - God of thunder and the sky
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/14-perun

    Veles - associated with cattle, commerce, underworld and magic
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/15-veles

    Svarog - sun and fire god
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/4-svarog

    Stribog - god and spirit of the winds, sky and air
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/19-stribog

    Lada - goddess of love, beauty, marriage and spring
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/18-lada

    Mokosh - goddess of water, home, earth, and female occupations
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/12-mokosh

    Jarilo - deity of vegetation, fertility and spring, also associated with war and harvest
    http://epika.org/house-of-mythology/23-jarilo
  9. Wotan

    Wotan Member

    Thanks for adding the list Batista, I know pretty much nothing about Slavic mythology so I'mma gonna read up :D
  10. greek evey time we talk about it in eglish me and jaxie end up haveing chats about it btw a chat is lick a script you have a character and write down what you want him or her to say and if your doing it by your self its considerd a comic and if you havent figured it out yet im a furry
  11. nmadore

    nmadore New Member

    I'm surprised there aren't more people interested in mythology stemming from ancient Mesopotamia. Is this classified as religion instead of mythology?
  12. Wotan

    Wotan Member

    I don't bother to differentiate between the two terms, I mean, religion is just mythology not yet unfollowed, and mythology is just abandoned religion.
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  13. RLynn

    RLynn Active Member

    Most ancient and modern religions which involve belief in the supernatural, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism, have a mythological basis, as did the religious beliefs and practices of ancient Mesopotamia. Certain mythological elements have even crept into supposedly non-supernatural religions, such as Buddhism and Taoism. As a general rule, mythology and religion cannot be separated. Academically, the mythology of ancient Mesopotamia mostly seems to be studied in comparative religion courses, probably because of its impact on the development of Judaism and (therefore) other modern religions.
  14. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Simply put, yes. That is very true.

    E. M.
  15. relamino

    relamino New Member

  16. Misa

    Misa Member

    Why is there not a 'all' choice? :(
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  17. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    There really ould be, shouldn't there? ;)

    I take it that means, so long as it's a mythology, you love it, then?

    E. M.
  18. Misa

    Misa Member

    Pretty much, yes (to both questions) :D but I voted 'other' as in 'other options (all)'.

    I like to understand people and I find the best way of doing this is to understand what they believe in and what could have therefore motivated them in history - and today too - so mythology/religion is my way to both study people, history, and religions both current and past.
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  19. Last Spartan

    Last Spartan New Member

    Greek, but I also like Egyptian and Norse.
  20. karu_ai

    karu_ai New Member

    i like Mythical creatures no matter the culture some people call it cryptozoology i have also heard it being call monsterology but so if i were to call it something it would be mythozoology i like mythical creatures from fairies (nature spirit) and sprites (elemental spirit) to Sleipnir (Lokis child and Odins horse) and Fenrir (also Lokis child)

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