Top Ten Best Types of Mythology
The amount of detail that is unknown to many people is astonishing. For example, the names of the men trying to marry Penelope, Odysseus' wife, each had a specific meaning, e.g. Antinoos - Anti-noos - "Against thinking" - basically the one who will try to fool you so you think differently, who was killed by Odysseus with an arrow through his larynx - our vocal organ, so as to silence him. Such unknown details are endless. There is a hidden meaning in almost everything you read about.
The Greek Gods can be very scummy and sometimes they act like a hoe but they made Greece popular as hell! Demi-gods, epics, war and divine intervention from the Gods. Lets not forget Iliad and Odyssey by Homer! There are so many mini stories in greek mythology which make it super fun to learn!
As a little kid, my granddad always told me stories of the Greek heroes. As I grew older he also started with Egyptian but I liked Greek more. Later I also started to read Percy Jackson which was awesome, Norse would make a good second and Egyptian would be number 3 I guess.
Easily the most interesting. On one hand there are so few sources, but on other hand the ones we have tend to be more consistent, though not always. But most of them were written by Christians, of course, as well as Arabic people, since the Old Norse people did not tend to be well-versed in written languages before the Christianization of the nations. It has amazing, epic, but also surreal tales of a creature having their feet breed with one another and birthing beings out of his armpits, and has all the trappings of modern, or 1950s, fantasy literature. Even today's fantasy literature. But only it still feels fresh and its own. The idea of a world tree with many different worlds planted on it are very fascinating to me as well. We have had mountains, humanoid bodies and many other kinds of cosmologies across the world, but I love my ancestors' idea of a giant tree the most. Then there are the people of our nations themselves. They were big believers in honour, winning honour and riches by deeds, but of course, some were unhealthily fascinated with plundering and murdering and raping women, women of foreign countries especially. The vikings, however, were pirates, not at all the main populations that is. That is what the definition of a viking is, by the way, a pirate. A plunderer.
Despite seeming insane by today's standards, the idea of going to Valhalla to live the good life when you die in battle is cool-sounding, but of course mostly in a historical, or maybe more literary, mind-set. People would not do such a thing today, or think it as honourable. But it is fascinating to read sagas, as well as modern interpretations of Old Norse life, where this may be a strong theme.
A little bit on the Old Norse people themselves:
Despite their infamy as violent savages, however, society in the Old Norse nations were more tolerable and equal than people give it credit for. Most of the above thoughts stemmed from the fact that my ancestors were not... more
Dude this mythology should be in top 3. They had very powerful hero gods and villain gods. For instance Set was strong enough to move stars with his bare hands and could potentially be an ancient description of a planet buster by modern comic standards.
Egyptian gods have gone through some of the craziest hell back and forth. Horus had infinite stamina and could fight Set for 3 days straight, no good, no water. Amon Ra is basically the living tribunal then. There's Sekhmet who almost made mankind extinct when the Ra was pissed off. There were even villain magicians who could match Thoth's wisdom as a result of practicing heka( magic) to its fullest. Egypt also had some dope mythologies. They should be far up from where they are now.
Why is Arthurian legend higher? Despite being 1000s of years old, Ancient Egyptians were able to draw up stories about betrayal from one's own family, love and Justice! What makes it even more fun to my liking is how every being has his or her own abilities. Like how Thoth is known for his high IQ like an ancient Iron Man or Reed Richards and how Horus is like the young bad ass hero trying too take revenge on his uncle like the Lion King. But anyone notice how Horus vs Set is like Lion King's Simba vs Scar?
Chinese mythology is one of the oldest. The novel Journey To The West is a great example.
I think it is very unique and it has very cool myths, stories, and unique perspectives.
Kinda complicated and hard but yea super cool and fun to learn!
I like reading up on 1400s mythology.
I love learning about Celtic Mythology, I'm surprised it's so low.
Celtic is awesome it should be way higher.
Mocha is the god of war. Mocha Latte.
Japanese mythology is so diverse! The yokai can be minuscule or enormous. Sometimes they might live in the underworld. Some roam ours. They have so many different powers, intellects, and looks. They can have complete different personalities despite being a species. Some are kind of ridiculous but some are terrifying. Then when you look at the gods you don't even know where to start because they have over 8 million. Personally Japanese mythology will always be my favorite.
Japanese Mythology is by far my favorite. The Yokai are terrifying and bone-chilling, which makes it so, so good. Though it isn't as popular or huge as Greek or Norse Mythology, the creatures and legends it has deserves all the credit. It should definitely be higher on this list.
Japanese mythologies have multiple creatives things (in my opinion) which is mostly the Yokais, they are such unique creatures and it could really inspire multiple stories just by such a creature.
Hindu Mythology is the best as it has discovered many things related to science before it was discovered by the scientists like planet positions, shape of the Earth, concept of multiverse etc. and THE WORLD DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT IT YET. It has mysteries and mysterious temples and is even logical in most cases. I want people to know about it as the credit has been given to other people like Albert Einstein though the things they discovered were already written in Hindu Scriptures. So, In my opinion, Hindu mythology is the best with amazing stories and morals like ramayana and mahabharata.
In my opinion, Hindu Mythology is the BEST! Hey, this might be because I'm Hindu and I may be biased. Well, I try not to be. I was searching about Mythology for a project and I stumbled past this website. This got me thinking about this.
Hindu mythology is the base of Moral values. Hindu mythology has its own gods, it's own events, it's own amazing qualities. Everyone seems to be so calm, so just. Ranging from the EPIC Mahabharata to the simple daily lives of the gods, what's there not to like? I've learned to appreciate these stories and events. I Guess that's it. There is so much more to say that by the time I finish my fingers would have decayed. This is just my opinion and I have no intention of disrespecting any other religions or mythologies.
I rest my case!:)
I love this myths too. Its cool and less violence but my favourite part about it that these Roman Gods have triad that focuses on something like the Capitoline Triad.
The Roman mythology is like the other side to Greek mythology.
Just Greek mythology flipped over but still fun. More military like.
Elamite, Persian and Iranian mythologies is longest continual body of world mythology.
Almost as gruesome and barbaric as the others. It's put nice and orderly in one book. It stole a bit of mythology from others earlier (such as flood(Gilgamesh), creation, Yahweh killing a great sea serpent with a sword, turning water into wine (Greek god of wine), etc... but does so less than others. And keeps itself in reality for the most part post exodus.
Pretty good storytelling, but a bit inconsistent at times, and often features outdated ideology, like gay sex being a sin.
Probably the least gruesome mythos of all of these, less action but more good vibes
I, for one think that Aztec mythology is beautiful. I believe it should be much higher.
Monsters, legends and more!
"Hey, what's wrong with it?
The Father of all mythologies. It inspired Greek Mythology and others and should be on top 5..
I love how the first mythology ever recorded really influenced generation to come.
Ancient as time itself.
Which came first the Inca the Olmec, the Zapotec, the Mayan, the Teotihuacan, the Mixtec, or the Aztec? No literally I don't know.
They are so interesting, not just their mythology, but as people.
I like to think that mythology is a reflection of who created it.
Ananse stories originally began as tales of the anti hero , Kweku Anansi and evolved with a very huge large addition of characters. What sets Ananse stories apart from the other mythologies is the maturity these stories carry. Let's face it Greek mythology and co are so old they barely ring anything when we read em. They're just classic. Ananse stories on the other hand are well thought stories bone deep to flesh.
In the Ashanti Empire, children will gather around the story teller as they enlightened everyone. Now what makes it interesting is that for a civilization that did not have a widespread writing system, their stories sound much mature and realistic in our modern day age although they are pretty old.
Ananse was probably an early world genius in fiction not for his scientific knowledge but his smarts. He could outsmart anyone and mostly got away with it. The stories begun simple but got complicated later on.
Korean Mythology is pretty hard to pronounce, but they are so good! I love it!
Kratos is not coming
Great stories that fit into history!
It is fascinating