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Favorite Mythology
The mediocre one at 1:20PM, March 15, 2007
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I'm a myhology lover, and I was just wondering what's everone's favorite mythology– greek, Norse, Celtic, whatever
My favorite would be norse, they just seem to have better stories, more fighting, more desperation…oh and their gods are capable of bravery because they really arn't immortal.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 1:28PM, March 15, 2007
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I agree with you about Norse mythology, but Greek and Egyptian mythologies have also interested me. I've also done a bit of research into Arab and Judeo-Christian (obviously) mythologies… Come to think of it, I like just about any mythology that has strange creatures in it. If you name a culture, I could probably tell you more about their myths than their history or customs.
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Phantom Penguin at 1:35PM, March 15, 2007
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Norse, because their gods are not immortal. (as said)
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dragonlova at 2:02PM, March 15, 2007
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The mediocre one at 2:10PM, March 15, 2007
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Greek's okay, but It's all “Good guys win hands down” I mean the only reason Hercules died was he had too many people in his pants.

I want to read more judeo-christian stuff, but it's a little hard to read…then I start to fall asleep.
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ozoneocean at 2:22PM, March 15, 2007
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Haw haw, that's rude lol!

I like Greek and Norse because that's what I learned about most when I was little, and since then I've read about them more than any other.

I learned a bit about Australian Aboriginal myths when I was little too (and small bit about African, Indian, Chinese, and American Indian myths), but not enough to continue an interest… And the characters aren't as human.

Greek isn't all about good guys winning… The stories get a bit more amoral and complicated when you read the versions not made for younger eyes. Norse is just the same: the younger version is all good gods and bad giants, but that's not the real story.
 
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Alexis at 3:28PM, March 15, 2007
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When I was a kid my father collected greek and roman antiqueties, so I have a special place in my heart for that, but personally I feel very connected to Celtic and English mythologies, up through the King Arthur stories. I like how the Arthur stories adapted to include christianity without loosing their identity.
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Jillers at 3:38PM, March 15, 2007
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There aren't many mythologies I don't like… I'm not so familiar with all of them that I can say that I like them all though. I like Native American myths and Indian/Southeast Asian myths the best.
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ccs1989 at 3:41PM, March 15, 2007
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I like Norse mythology, because it's not as well known as Greek, and because I'm from Norway (don't live there, but go there every summer).
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LIZARD_B1TE at 3:59PM, March 15, 2007
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The mediocre one
I want to read more judeo-christian stuff, but it's a little hard to read…then I start to fall asleep.

Yeah, I really don't bother reading the actual biblical texts. There are tons of summaries and articles all around the internet that I read though. That's where most of my knowledge of it comes from.
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The mediocre one at 4:16PM, March 15, 2007
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Ozone, where may I procure such tomes of wisdom?
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LIZARD_B1TE at 4:23PM, March 15, 2007
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I also tend to be drawn towards myths that involve the undead…
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hpkomic at 4:46PM, March 15, 2007
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Chinese.

Sun Wukong could kick the ass of any deity.

The Hindu pantheon was quite cool too.
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rococo at 4:46PM, March 15, 2007
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I love some bits of Ancient Greek mythology, mainly their concept of the underworld … I just find it quite fascinating. I love Celtic mythology too, mainly the Scottish branches of it, being Scottish myself, although admittedly I don't really know all that much of it! More folklore than mythology, anyway. Things like fantasy beasts and fairy creatures I know quite a lot on. :) It's quite amazing how many references are made to it in popular media, and how much stuff that's used as a representation of it's twisted! (Good example for this week: leprechauns are meant to wear red and gold, and it's “clurichaun” that are the surly drunkards! ;D)
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Jillers at 4:58PM, March 15, 2007
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Sun Wukong could kick the ass of any deity.

Well said. I can't believe I forgot about that.
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chezz at 6:53PM, March 15, 2007
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Wohooo! I like greek mythology because the Greek Gods have some human characteristics that are similar to the mortals :D like some Greek Gods get jealous, angry and stuff…
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Red Slayer at 7:51PM, March 15, 2007
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I'm torn between norse and greek.
I'm leaning towards norse more, since it's the root of most of the european mythology.
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The mediocre one at 7:58PM, March 15, 2007
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Wohooo! I like greek mythology because the Greek Gods have some human characteristics that are similar to the mortals :D like some Greek Gods get jealous, angry and stuff…

…you havn't read much norse, my friend… They regurally get drunk, pissed off, and kill things.
quite human considering the region.
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kingofsnake at 8:26PM, March 15, 2007
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Celtic myth is the best
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ozoneocean at 4:32AM, March 16, 2007
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What do we know of Celtic myth though? Most of it's missing…
 
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AQua_ng at 6:06AM, March 16, 2007
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Chinese.

Sun Wukong could kick the ass of any deity.


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ozoneocean at 6:14AM, March 16, 2007
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The mediocre one
Ozone, where may I procure such tomes of wisdom?
I missed this sorry.
Ummm, Robert Graves' “Greek Myths” is as good as anywhere to start. :)
You can probably get a lot of good books on them at any decent academic or big state library. Although they can sometimes be a little dry in their rendering of the stories.

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yeah, we all love the Monkey king, but like King Arthur the stories are just a version of a fraction of the myth of their country.
 
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Tantz_Aerine at 9:00AM, March 16, 2007
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Greek, Norse and Celtic. I grew up with Greek mythology and learnt tons of bystories and other facts besides the main mythology, which is fascinating. Norse and Celtic I became enamoured at High School :)

I don't really like an overabundance of critters, and I love human interaction. There's a lot of human interaction (ethical or not) in all of these. There are also some Chinese myths I really like, though they usually are too cruel and sad to read more than once. I still love them though.
 
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Green_Tangerine at 10:10AM, March 16, 2007
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I've got a soft spot for Greek mythology… I went and toured Greece a few years back, got to see the Delphi oracle and the Parthenon and all those other lovely places. I actually spent 6 months cramming as many greek language lessons as I could, and almost every elective I've taken in uni has had something to do with Greek history.

It's a beautiful place, I'd reccommend that anyone with the funds/time/inclination to see it should do so.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 3:13PM, March 16, 2007
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I don't really like an overabundance of critters, and I love human interaction.

For me it's the opposite. The more monsters with strange and unusual anatomies, the better!
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PhatScurl at 6:46PM, March 16, 2007
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I love learning about all religions in general, but as for mythology, definitely Greek.

I just love the stories, i love how everything is connected and how real they make the god's. They almost make the god's sound more human than themselves, and its just so vast its almost impossible to learn it all.
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The mediocre one at 6:47PM, March 16, 2007
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I've got a soft spot for Greek mythology… I went and toured Greece a few years back, got to see the Delphi oracle and the Parthenon and all those other lovely places. I actually spent 6 months cramming as many greek language lessons as I could, and almost every elective I've taken in uni has had something to do with Greek history.

It's a beautiful place, I'd reccommend that anyone with the funds/time/inclination to see it should do so.

really? I heard it was really, really polluted…and had much in pick pockets.
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The mediocre one at 6:49PM, March 16, 2007
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…, and its just so vast its almost impossible to learn it all.

You do realize people will take that as a challenge?
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reconjsh at 6:55PM, March 16, 2007
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Japanese mythology - particularly shinto - is always fun.

… and they have a demon (of sorts) that sucks out the soul and organs of a horse (and other animals including humans) through its anus. Now if that's not enough to entice someone into liking japanese mythology, I don't know what is!?

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The mediocre one at 7:16PM, 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
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