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What is your favorite ancient mythology? And what's so interesting about it

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Sum of Awe, Nov 15, 2022.

  1. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    For example; Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Celtic, Indian, Aztec.... Or even Judeo-Christian mythology, or Gnosticism, etc. Anything really.

    I'm talking about the expanded lore on these ancient religions.

    I'm pretty much new to mythology, I know the basic gods of Norse and Greek that's about it. I hear Aztec mythology is pretty interesting but I know nothing about it. After watching the clips on youtube of God of War: Ragnarok I'm fantasizing Kratos fighting other pantheons and mythological beasts :p
     
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Romulus and Remus
     
  3. JustGeorge

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    I love all the stories of the Old Gods. Hindu stories obviously have a special place in my heart, but I love all the old stories.

    The Mahabharata in particular is probably my favorite 'story' of them all.

    There are also some fun stories in Lithuanian mythology of Velnias, when Christianity was starting to get a hold on the region and he went from being one guy to plural trickster spirits.
     
  4. John53

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    Australian Aboriginal. I guess I find it interesting because it's where I live and I can relate to some of the stories.
     
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  5. Rival

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    The story of the sweet submissive Hathor becoming angry, fearsome Sekhmet, massacring humanity on Ra's order, Ra regretting this, stopping Sekhmet with beer, and her returning to Ra as the sweet submissive Hathor again.
     
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  6. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I like Thor since he was at the bus stop.
     
  7. Sand Dancer

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    I like the story of Krishna and the gopis.
     
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    I always favoured Greek mythology growing up. I think I just found the narratives cleaner, and more enjoyable from a story telling point if view, moreso than anything else.

    As I got older, tracking things like Hercules and related mythology along ancient trade lines, and seeing how these were blended with local myths was pretty interesting in a more academic way.
     
  9. Ashoka

    Ashoka Aum Namah Shivaya

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    I'm Irish on dad's side, so I'm partial to the stories of the Tuatha de Danann (Tribe of Danu).
     
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