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Favorite Mythology
bravo1102 at 6:07AM, July 23, 2009
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Sumerian. Because everything else is based on it, even root Asian Indian myths (the Vedas) And it's so easy to put in Ancient Aliens. The very name of the gods doesn't mean deity and forms the basis for many Bible stories/mythology.

Asian Indian mythology is akin to Native American or African mythology. You have an entire continent full of stories all thrown together. You have to seperate them out by who wrote it like Navajo versus Iroqouis versus Cherokee etc.

Christian mythology (as opposed to hebrew/biblical mythology which is rooted in Sumerian/Babylonian) is also cool. Like the wandering Jew, the saints' stories, trips to Hell, the non-biblical Nativity story, the Archons, the War for Heaven etc.
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BlueLink at 11:17AM, July 23, 2009
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Man, I love Norse Mythology. Where else do you get the earth created from the body of a dead giant? His blood became the waters of the earth, his eyes became the sun and moon. That's just the beginning of it.
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Product Placement at 12:55PM, July 23, 2009
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Wow. This is an old one.

I studied Norse Mythology so I could tell you a story or two about that. I also had a thing for the Greek mythology.
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Chernobog at 1:29PM, July 23, 2009
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Haitian Vodou. I love the focus it has on the sheer amount of loa.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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PIT_FACE at 4:54PM, July 23, 2009
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pretty much anything. one of my favorite myth figures though would probably be Achilles. another one would be Brunhilde. i'm no myth buff,well condsidering old myths anyways,we have plenty of stories today that could fall under myth.

i used to read the old ones, but not lately, wouldnt mind it though. maby i could dig somethin up on the net.
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Koshou at 9:17PM, July 23, 2009
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I'm partial to Celtic and Chinese myths, myself. though I'm definitely not an expert.
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istaerlus at 7:49PM, July 24, 2009
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I like so many different mythologies it's hard to decide. I like Hindu myths because they are so complex. I really like Sumerian mythology too because it so often gets ignored in favor of Egyptian mythology. And lastly I like fairy folklore.
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ParkerFarker at 12:38AM, July 25, 2009
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Geez, this thread is two years old o_O


woah holy crap, it is too.

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Red_Baby at 2:08AM, July 25, 2009
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mythology huh….
well i think i like all ‘stories’ from different religions and cultures
not sure if they can be called stories tho
but greek mythology stands out to me the most
probably
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 1:26PM, July 26, 2009
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#1: German fairy tales

#2: Greek mythology (a remnant of my childhood obsession)

#3: Shelton, CT mythology (my hometown). Saw Mill Road is supposedly haunted by Melonheads… There's even a wikipedia page about it
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Lonnehart at 3:20PM, July 26, 2009
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I prefer the local myths. They're just more interesting to me. Such as the one about an ancient chief who could husk coconuts with his bare hands; he swam around the island several times too.

And then there's the Taotaomona; jungle spirits THAT MUST BE RESPECTED. Otherwise they'll either leave red markings on your skin or worse… some people who relieve themselves in the jungle without asking them permission find themselves unable to relieve themselves anymore. You'd have to go to the local witch doctor (don't know what they're actually called) to get it cured.

And then there's the famous Two Lovers Point. Legend has it that a local girl was going to be forced to marry a Spanish noble. Rather than be married to that guy, she and her boyfriend went to a cliff, tied their hair together and jumped 360 feet (or so) to their deaths.
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seventy2 at 3:30PM, July 26, 2009
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canti550 at 10:53PM, July 27, 2009
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Greek and Vaudan Mythology.

Ever since I saw Childs Play as a kid I wanted to know where the idea came from. Then I found out allot of the terms and names came from the Vaudan mythology from Haiti.
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confusedsoul at 2:13PM, Aug. 25, 2009
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I'd say egyptian purely because everyone has to learn about it at school at some point or another. One of my favourite stories we dubbed “Seth's bad day”. I think he gets humped by a horse or something before eating a salad Horus sprinkled his seed on (to put it delicately) which gets him pregnant. I think theres more and it doesn't get better.

I've been reading up on Shinto myths. I love the Youkai and Ghost legends more than those of the gods though.
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