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MYTHOLOGY

One man's religion is another man's mythology!! A group for comparative mythology/religion. Discover the origins of religions, and see just how similar they all are. They all have one thing in common - they rely on faith and belief!!

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National Mythologies and Origin Myths

Started by Jim Mo.. Last reply by Jim Mo. Nov 30, 2009. 5 Replies

Favourite stories?

Started by Lucy. Last reply by Greg Whited Oct 8, 2009. 23 Replies

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Comment by L. Olcott on February 23, 2011 at 8:20pm

P.S.  I was distracted by real life.....what I wanted to add to my comment below is:  My work is relatively small, so in order for me to cram in ideas, I work with anything and everything that is in the popular consciousness...I enjoy tapping into the egregores...so much of my art includes mythological creatures, beings, gods, etc...I look forward to learning how the rest of you talk about mythology.

 

thanks!

Lu --- TransSurreal Studios

Comment by L. Olcott on February 23, 2011 at 8:14pm

I'm a visual artist...I work small, Prismacolor pencils on relatively small pieces of paper which don't lend themselves minimalist/expression/modern/ art...(why should I do a small modern art piece, when a person can go pick up a free paint sample at HomeDepot hehehe)....anyway, my point is....glad to have found this group.  I have been satelliting the religious cultures in the Bay Area for decades, and I have only used their language to discuss mythology....so I'm all ears here....I very much want to learn how to speak about my art, and my art process wihout defaulting to religious terminology....(if that makes any sense).

Comment by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on October 24, 2010 at 2:55am
Personally, I love Greek mythology for the "interventionist policy" that the Greek gods practice towards "mere" mortals!
Comment by Zarok on October 19, 2010 at 4:23am
I've had an interest in mythology for a long time. I especially love Norse mythology, they have some quite interesting stories.
Comment by Goodie Faithless on August 15, 2009 at 1:58am
Some people think that being an Atheist means that you can't openly like mythology and occultism. I say I'm free to like those things because I don't believe I'm going to Hell for liking Black Sabbath or for reading about Druids. I'm just finding out about stuff that some religious people want kept a secret.
Comment by Lucy on July 14, 2009 at 2:35pm
I am either all or nothing ha ha. When i feel like it - i can go on and on and on! hee hee.
Comment by Brad on July 14, 2009 at 12:23pm
Thank you Lucy! I used to think that it was only religilousoes that over simplified things, until I discovered the web. Now I see that it's a patients thing, which is human! There are many times that I don't have the will to act upon my thoughts, or in person maybe it is courage I'm lacking.
Comment by Lucy on July 14, 2009 at 11:03am
Hi Istpuzzlepc, You are correct, of course - it is MUCH more than simply a calender. That was me over simplifying it. Really, i view it as much more than that, a calender is merely one of many things that it is. I didn't really feel in the mood to write very much. :)

Aaron, you seem to continually justify your comments like you are apologising for them. Don't apologise for your comments, everything you have said so far has made sense.

Myth does not mean lies, it really is based on truth, it's just that truthful stories tend to catch on well with metaphorical representations. I mean, i'm sure someone suggested it already - but imagine myth as something truthful being told out in a dramatic way - perhaps like a soap opera being used to portray life. The storylines are based on false people, but on real life occurrences that could easily be real life people, characters are used to relate to real life people.
Comment by Brad on July 14, 2009 at 10:04am
I am sure that someone someplace in america is gathering that very information, sad but true, we live in an ignorant country, we are the babies of the world after all! I just hope it is something along the lines of the flying speghetti monster! ;~) I think I'm going to get ahead of the game and start worshiping Salmon!!
Comment by Brad on July 14, 2009 at 9:57am
Lucy, I'm not sure if I understand you correctly or not. From what I gather from your comments is that the only things observed from astronomy are the moon phases and the sun cycles, and it's all just about the calendar and harvesting?? What if there's more, surely our solear system has lent more information to us than that.?.

I hope I'm not coming off as unappriciative of what you wrote, some times I think that my compassion doesn't show through very well... I feel I understand what you wrote though, and I have noticed and thought roughly the same thing, that all culures, from the Aztec's, to the Myans, the Chinese, India, Sumarians, Egyptians, ond so on all have SO many similarities to thier myths, nearly identical, they just use different words and story lines. And you could never convince an christian that a great majority of the bible is eastern in thought, Egyptian in foundation, and peppered through out in paganism. The most loved number in China is 666, and in India the swastica is much loved, I believe it resembles the sun or the solar system and is ment to be spun. The Catholics use the swastica or at least they used too, as decoration in arcitecture.

I had better stop now, my mind is filled with off topic mumbo jumbo! One thought always leads to another, as everything is connected, either directly or indirectly.

Brad
 

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