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reconjsh at 7:30PM, March 16, 2007
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you do realize that now I HAVE to check that >.>

In Norse the first man and woman came out of a giant's armpit

They're called “Kappa”. They're river imps.
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suzi at 7:41PM, March 16, 2007
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I'm a bit of a sucker for Aztec/Mayan mythology.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 5:42AM, March 17, 2007
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In Norse the first man and woman came out of a giant's armpit

There's something similiar to that in the Iroquois creation myth. One twin wanted to be born normally, and was, the other wanted to be born in a special way, and came out of his mom's armpit, killing her. The twins became the night and day.
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Friedenmann at 6:51AM, March 17, 2007
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Each and every is very interestin'. I will add Slavic pagan beliefs, really underestimated.
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ozoneocean at 9:05AM, March 17, 2007
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I've seen some stuff on the Slavic myths… I wonder if they have any of the Celtic in them, since the Celts had settlements there once upon a time. -people tend to simply associate them with the British Isles but that was really just their last port of call.

I'd be careful about the “pagan” label too since it classically means non-Christian, and these days it refers to religions that aren't part of the big 5. So almost all myth is “pagan”. :(
 
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Glarg at 9:31AM, March 17, 2007
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Any mythologies that have any corelation with Aliens. I've studied many but my favorites would have to be ancient egyption and Aztec. They both saywere were visted by strangers from the stars, Their pyramids and temples are almost shaped similarly to what we call “Flying Saucers”. Also Ra, the sun god, come on the sun is in the sky!
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Red Slayer at 10:42AM, March 17, 2007
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I'm a bit of a sucker for Aztec/Mayan mythology.
Would you like to see my serpent god?
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The mediocre one at 1:48PM, March 17, 2007
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well is aztec the one that has the whole “destruction of the world 2012?” thing or is that another south american thing? I'm curious what logic is behind that.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 2:03PM, March 17, 2007
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The mediocre one
well is aztec the one that has the whole “destruction of the world 2012?” thing or is that another south american thing? I'm curious what logic is behind that.

I think that one's Mayan….
But I'm not really sure.
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The mediocre one at 2:19PM, March 17, 2007
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well the reason I'm asking is because peopel are counting down until the apocalypse, so I figured that the more I know the better I'm prepared.
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Glarg at 2:28PM, March 17, 2007
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2012 you say?

That is possibly an invasion plan!

WERE ALL GONNA DIE!
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suzi at 10:06PM, March 17, 2007
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well is aztec the one that has the whole “destruction of the world 2012?” thing or is that another south american thing? I'm curious what logic is behind that.

It's a Mayan/Aztec thing. Basically the Aztec beliefs grew somewhat out of the Mayan ones. The Mayan calendar, which was incredibly accurate and had a whole leap year kind of adjustment and everything, predicted eclipses and stuff, just … STOPS at December 21st, 2012. It's a big circular thing, and it just runs out. That years is also the end of one of the Aztec 5000-some year cycles where the world is supposedly destroyed and reborn again (I can't remember exactly but the year is called something like “13 boktun”)

I'm not so eloquent at 1:00am :/ Anyway if anyone's really interested, “2012: Return of Quetzalcoatl” by Daniel Pinchbeck (or is it David? i can't remember) is quite an interesting exploration of mythology, psychic phenomenon, religion, psychedelics, all centered around the 2012 prediction. Crazy shit, but compelling.
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Glarg at 7:07AM, March 18, 2007
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I'm not so eloquent at 1:00am :/ Anyway if anyone's really interested, “2012: Return of Quetzalcoatl” by Daniel Pinchbeck (or is it David? i can't remember) is quite an interesting exploration of mythology, psychic phenomenon, religion, psychedelics, all centered around the 2012 prediction. Crazy shit, but compelling.

Hey I read that book ^-^…..I found it pretty…..Oh man whats the word, um “AWESOMESAUCE?”.
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Tantz Aerine at 12:18PM, March 18, 2007
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(stuff concerning Greece)

really? I heard it was really, really polluted…and had much in pick pockets.

Well I live in Greece, Athens, and I can tell you it's as clean as any other city (been to others as well) and as for pick pockets, they are few and far between. (as long as you don't leave your wallet lying around on its own on a bench for more than 5 minutes).

In summer, it's a great place to be as Athens empties to the islands and it is quiet and up for the taking ;)
 
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The mediocre one at 3:52PM, March 19, 2007
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hm, Katie must've given me the wrong story.
As usual.

I'll have to see if I can get that book in my library, and make proper arrangements for the apocalypse, whether it is zombie, nuclear, or an asteroid.
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JillyFoo at 4:28PM, March 19, 2007
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I was raised on the judeo-christian stories. What's that one snake creature that Moses made that if you look at it, your snake bites are cured?
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subcultured at 4:35PM, March 19, 2007
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dante's inferno http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante%27s_Inferno
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subcultured at 4:44PM, March 19, 2007
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i'm not a satanist or anything, i just like how descriptive it is.

BTW this made me wonder why there isn't a story as descriptive as this, but a person going to heaven.
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Hero at 6:52PM, March 19, 2007
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I dig all mythologies. Recently, I've been learning up on the African Pantheon, the Orishas.
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Kota at 7:37PM, March 19, 2007
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Egyptian is my favorite really. Such human gods. . .

Least favorite is probably Irish. It just READS like they were drunk when they came up with it!
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Red Slayer at 8:22PM, March 19, 2007
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Egyptian is my favorite really. Such human gods. . .

Least favorite is probably Irish. It just READS like they were drunk when they came up with it!
They were.
Suggesting the contrary would be underestimating them.
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sandy at 8:55PM, March 19, 2007
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My favorite would have to be Greek followed by Egyptian mythology. The third one is Aztec, followed by Chinese.
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Tyrapendragon at 11:02AM, March 20, 2007
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I have a soft spot for Greek Mythology since “Cupid and Psyche” was the inspiration for my all time favorite fairy tale “Beauty and Beast.” I also enjoy Norse Mythology and what I've read of Chinese and Egyptian Mythis.
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The mediocre one at 11:43AM, March 20, 2007
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i'm not a satanist or anything, i just like how descriptive it is.

BTW this made me wonder why there isn't a story as descriptive as this, but a person going to heaven.

There is, it's Dante's Paradise, I think. Dante did a trilogy of going through hell, purgatory, and then to heaven.
I had to research it last year.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 12:00PM, March 20, 2007
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Yeah, the three are called the Divine Comedy.

Why do you think the description of HVH is “the REAL Divine Comedy”? It's much funnier than Dante's version.
even if we are using two different definitions of “comedy”…
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Deadflie at 10:56PM, July 22, 2009
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Gee, i kinda like all kinds of mythology. I guess i like the Egyptians mythology, though quite honestly, i'm more interested in the civilizations themselves (which does involve a lot of mythology) Rather than just the mythology.
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Deadflie at 11:18PM, July 22, 2009
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I'm a bit of a sucker for Aztec/Mayan mythology.

The Aztecs were brutal, they enslaved billions of people just to have them sacrificed to there sun god so that the world wouldn't end. And to do so, they chopped the victims still beating hearts out of there bodies where they stood in the sacrificial chambers, by priests waring masks made from human sculls.
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Dave7 at 11:30PM, July 22, 2009
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My favorite would probably be all the Native American mythologies (especially the Navajo). Those guys had a deity-like culture-hero named Nayanezgani whose name roughly translates as “Slayer of Alien Gods.” Seriously, how kick-ass is that?
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ParkerFarker at 3:19AM, July 23, 2009
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I like Indian. I don't know a whole lot about it but that elephant with 8 arms is so cool.

also I like Egyptian.

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ozoneocean at 3:26AM, July 23, 2009
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Geez, this thread is two years old o_O

Indian Mythology is soooo complicated and intricate. It makes ALL others look like reality TV.
Way too hard to get into.
 
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