I'm curious to know, how does one know when a religion(set of beliefs) turn into mythology/folklore?
I've been thinking, in times of ancient egypt, the egyption believed in alot of God(s) and Goddess(s), but now when we look back at them we know for certain these are just myths..but if we lived back in those times, they were as real as people believing the abrahamic God?
Will one day the abrahamic God turn into mythology and the next generation will be faced to newer and more advanced God(s)?
Well, the issue is tricky. There is a whole mythology hidden in language.
Take the crow, for example, which is named in similitude across various languages- and how its name is derived from the sound it makes- Kaw Kaw!!
It makes think of those Native American stories about how the leopard got its spots or whatever. And the whole point of it is to simply say that it is what it is.
I am not sure that qualifies as a myth, however- nor what is explained by calling it a myth, other than a pretense to not understand it. KAW KAW!!