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Do you like mythology? Do you want to study it? What culture's mythology is your favorite? What mythological story is your favorite?

I'd say mine is a toss-up between Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese. I also like the tales of Gilgamesh, so maybe Babylonian as well, but not a lot is known about them.

I'd say my favorite mythological stories are these -

Japanese - Izanagi and Izanami/Creation of Japan
Babylonian - Gilgamesh
Greek - Epimetheus putting hope in Pandora's Box and Prometheus giving fire to the humans, and Orpheus' journey to Hades.
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I want to learn Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese mythology as well.
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There's a lot of Japanese mythology introduced in Inuyasha/Touhou ' -'
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I enjoy Greek and Japanese mythology the most.
I like traditional stories of yokai/oni or gods in shinto shrines Yokai like the slit mouth women or
fox that would spirit you away.

in Greek mythology like stories like the creation of the god Dionysus, Oedipus and the sphinx, and
Hades and Persephone.
I wouldn't study them though I read it as a sort of hobby
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My favorite is Egyptian mythology. When I was small I read every book that my school library had on the subject. The librarian even got new books just for me

I also like Chinese, Greek, Japanese, and Mesoamerican mythology.

Favorite stories
Chinese - All the stories that involve dragons
Egyptian - Osiris and how he became the god of death
Greek - Zeus and his many affairs
Japanese - When Amaterasu was tricked into leaving her cave and bringing the sun back into the world
Mesoamerican - the story of Quetzalcoatl and Jesus are very similar

The indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica were open to the idea of Christianity because of the Virgin Mary. She was a loving mother who was the mother of a god.
Some people in Mexico call her Tonantzin which was the title for the ancient earth goddess.
The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was very important to the conversion of the Mesoamerican people because the Virgin is depicted standing on the moon and blocking the sun. Her mantle is also covered in stars.
To the ancestors this meant she was greater than the gods of old. She was the new Tonantzin.
Tonantzin Maria
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I actually prefer the Nordic Myths.

Where stuff like Odin getting his throat ripped out by Fenrir. Or when Thor killed Jormungand but drowned in it's poison.
Basically every event that happened in the Ragnarok.

It's metal as all hell.
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Christian mythology is interesting because it basically copy and pastes stories from other mythologies.
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i loved mythology pegasus is my favorite. & i love the story of Hades & Persephone (even though it's so wrong lol) i mean how can i NOT ship this:



so gorgeous
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I'd prefer to keep it as a hobby, and I like to dabble many cultures. Three of my favorites are Apocrypha, Norse, and Celtic. Apocrypha is likely my favorite over all. Christianity is suddenly much more interesting when you learn about Lilith, the Grigori, and the Nephilim. I like the angle that includes the Seven Princes of Hell, too. My interest in the Apocrypha was initially spurred by Dean Koontz's The Hideaway.
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Phersu wrote:

Do you like mythology? Do you want to study it? What culture's mythology is your favorite? What mythological story is your favorite?

I'd say mine is a toss-up between Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese. I also like the tales of Gilgamesh, so maybe Babylonian as well, but not a lot is known about them.

I'd say my favorite mythological stories are these -

Japanese - Izanagi and Izanami/Creation of Japan
Babylonian - Gilgamesh
Greek - Epimetheus putting hope in Pandora's Box and Prometheus giving fire to the humans, and Orpheus' journey to Hades.
greek myths the bests myths with drama and all that stuff haha

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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

My favorite is Egyptian mythology. When I was small I read every book that my school library had on the subject. The librarian even got new books just for me

I also like Chinese, Greek, Japanese, and Mesoamerican mythology.

Favorite stories
Chinese - All the stories that involve dragons
Egyptian - Osiris and how he became the god of death
Greek - Zeus and his many affairs
Japanese - When Amaterasu was tricked into leaving her cave and bringing the sun back into the world
Mesoamerican - the story of Quetzalcoatl and Jesus are very similar

The indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica were open to the idea of Christianity because of the Virgin Mary. She was a loving mother who was the mother of a god.
Some people in Mexico call her Tonantzin which was the title for the ancient earth goddess.
The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was very important to the conversion of the Mesoamerican people because the Virgin is depicted standing on the moon and blocking the sun. Her mantle is also covered in stars.
To the ancestors this meant she was greater than the gods of old. She was the new Tonantzin.
Tonantzin Maria
eh,mezo -americans werent converted by love but by the sword of cortez and the spaniards.dont forget the holy inquisitions of those who practiced witchcraft and other pagan arts

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I like mythology. Just like how I felt when it comes to science. They're are a lot I really want to research. Sometimes, I can be pretty lazy by watching anime, read manga's or play video games time to time. lol.
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Hell, there's a lot of good ones, each with some fascinating tales to them. Kinda prefer Japanese, Norse and Greek/Roman above the others though, Just a lot of interesting stuff
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World Mythology is great.
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Ever since watching Castle in the Sky I've been a bit interested in the Hindu mythology
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