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What's your favorite Myth?
When I typically think about myths, I think about Gods, hero's, and other beings in primordial, ancient, or even an alternate worlds altogether. Usually, these myths seem to underline some type of popular conception of a particular societies view of the world as well as the values that society embraces. But what I find interesting is that myths in particular have an ontological quality to them. In other words, they establish the origins of the norms, rituals, and codes a society lives by and attempt to explain them to in the best and possibly the most plausible way possible. Think about "the founding fathers" in American revolutionary lore. Same thing.
But myths just aren't myths in themselves. Myths take on a wide degree of forms. I personally believe that ontological aspects of a myth (finding the primacy of a given trait in society like in the epic of Gilgamesh) are very prevalent. But myths work in other ways as well, like forming the foundations of social myths (like the roles of a "good" woman or a "dishonorable man like in the story of Cranae of Athens), exemplifying the dichotomy of good and evil in the form of warriors and villains (like Odysseus and the suitors), and even go so far as explain the ultimate destiny of the world (like the Norse conception of Ragnarok).
preferably an old and established myth).
Mine is the story of Romulus and Remusrepublican
my favourite myth is that man walked on the moon.
My favourite is that man didn't
The most famous myth is the biblical myths,they deserve a medal for being so convincing.Well they have convinced most of the worlds population without having to prove one bit of it.The biggest con man has ever played on another.We have men dressing up in the most weirdest of dresses that would not look out of place in star wars.Performing strange ancient mythical rituals for their fellow mythical followers.I dont think anyone can top it.
Funny how the most outrageous myths can be so acceptable but others with more proof can be so ridiculed.Humanity is still trapped in its imagination and the unicorn is still alive and well carrying the faithful to church.Men,women and children are still sacrificed on the mythical commands of its high priests and we scoff at our ancestors for being so naive..Oh what fools we are..
My Favorite: What Goes Around, Comes Around
What's your favorite Myth?
Koyote.Mahih-Nah-Tleyhey: a trickster God of the Navajo
The Navajo and a few other tribes maintain that they sprang from the excrement of Koyote whereas all the other tribes descended from the union of Koyote and a louse. Koyote and Badger met the Navajo during their ascent from the underworld. He seized two of the children of the monster, Tlieholtsodi, and the monster caused a flood which forced the Navajo to abandon the world they were living in at the time and go up, through a hole made by badger, into the upper world.