Mythology

Mythology


Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people—their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs—or to the study of such myths.

As a collection of such stories, mythology is an important feature of every culture. Various origins for myths have been proposed, ranging from personification of natural phenomena to truthful or hyperbolic accounts of historical events, to explanations of existing ritual. Although the term is complicated by its implicit condescension, mythologizing is not just an ancient or primitive practice, as shown by contemporary mythopoeia such as urban legends and the expansive fictional mythoi created by fantasy novels and Japanese manga. A culture's collective mythology helps convey belonging, shared and religious experience, behavioural models, and moral and practical lessons. (Wikipedia)

 

Creation myth

Creation myth

#1: Creation myth

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Great flood myth

Great flood myth

#2: Great flood myth

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Trickster myth

Trickster myth

#3: Trickster myth
Trickster disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior

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Axis mundi

Axis mundi

#4: Axis mundi

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The Mythology of Love

Romeo and Juliet (watercolour) by Ford Maddox Brown

The Mythology of Love

Image:Romeo and Juliet (watercolour) by Ford Maddox Brown
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Modern Mythology

Images of a sky god, from Man of Steel, 2013

Modern Mythology

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Egyptian Mythology: Isis

Egyptian Mythology: Isis

#5: Egyptian Mythology: Isis

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Reference: Egyptian Mythology  Isis

Greek Mythology: Narcissus

Greek Mythology: Narcissus

#6: Greek Mythology: Narcissus

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Reference: Greek Mythology  Narcissus

Roman mythology: Diana

Roman mythology: Diana

#7: Roman mythology: Diana

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Reference: Roman mythology  Diana

Celtic mythology: Cernunnos

Celtic mythology: Cernunnos

#8: Celtic mythology: Cernunnos

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Reference: Celtic mythology  Cernunnos


Hindu mythology

Hindu mythology

#9: Hindu Mythology

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Reference: Hindu Mythology

Buddhism

Buddhism

#10: Buddhism: Buddha mountain painting

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Reference: Buddhism  Buddha

Chinese mythology

Chinese mythology

#11: Chinese mythology: Yellow EMPEROR

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Reference: Chinese mythology  Yellow EMPEROR

Japanese mythology

Japanese mythology

#12: Japanese mythology: Shinto temple

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Reference: Japanese mythology  Shinto


Mithras

Mithras

#13: Mithras

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Reference: Mithraic Mysteries

Pipe Stories - Sioux Myth

Pipe Stories - Sioux Myth

#14: Pipe Stories - Sioux Myth

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Reference: White Buffalo Woman

Stonecoat

Stonecoat

#15: A man conquers Stone Coat: A Seneca Legend

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Reference: Native American Legends

Age of mythology

Age of mythology

#16: Age of mythology

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Various mythos

Various mythos

Various mythos

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Scientists or Authors associated with Mythology

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

#1: Sigmund Freud

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References: Sigmund Freud   Unconscious mind   Oedipus complex

Carl Jung

Carl Jung

#2: Carl Jung

Image source: en.wikipedia.org References: Carl Jung  Collective unconscious   Jungian archetype

Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure

#3: Ferdinand de Saussure

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References: Ferdinand de Saussure   Structuralism

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss

#4: Claude Lévi-Strauss

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References: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Structural anthropology


Otto Rank

Otto Rank

#5: Otto Rank

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References: Otto Rank
www.ottorank.com

Heinrich Zimmer

Heinrich Zimmer

#6: Heinrich Zimmer

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References: Heinrich Zimmer
Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

#7: Joseph Campbell

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References: Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell Foundation

Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels

#8: Elaine Pagels

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References: Elaine Pagels
Works by or about Elaine Pagels


 

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