Top Ten Best Types of Mythology

The Top Ten
1 Greek 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.

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.

It makes way more sense than other mythologies OK? Egyptian myths make no sense, and Norse is only a little less confusing. The Romans are copycats, they SO copied Greek Mythology! Greek myths make sense and are awesome!,!

Growing up reading the Percy Jackson series has made me love learning anything and everything about Greek Mythology.

2 Norse Mythology

I com from a very old line that started Norse and slowly settled into Christian mythology. I think Christian mythology is boring.Norse is a very good and thought out mythology.

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 ...more

Easily my favorite. A little difficult to understand, but when you uncover how well thought out these people/characters are, it's beautiful.

It's so fun to learn about and I am a big Marvel fan as well so with them adding it to Marvel it was even better.

3 Egyptian Mythology

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?

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.

The Kanes Chronicle series is a great depiction of Egyptian mythology to any book readers. Egyptian mythology has been around for thousand of years.

Egyptian mythology is great. It should be far higher than 5th. Ancient Egyptian mythology is one of the earliest mythologies to make use of early Chemistry. It is also the oldest on the list and was one of the longest worshiped religion. Classic heroes include Ra/Amon Ra, Hours, Osiris, Isis and many more.

4 Chinese Mythology

It may be difficult with the elements, but by far in my opinion it's nice to see more interesting details in mythologies (in my opinion)

Chinese mythology is one of the oldest. The novel Journey To The West is a great example.

When you read about a monkey beating up heaven...

Well, there's this freaking monkey

5 Arthurian Mythology

I like reading up on 1400s mythology.

Epic stories.

6 Hindu Mythology

In my opinion, The hindu mythologies are just made for people to understand the moral values of a society in which we live.
Here are some best quotes from hindu mythologies mahabharat and ramayan:

1. When a sorrow comes we have no right to ask why it happened to us unless you ask the same question when happiness comes to you.
- Rama to Lakshman

2. There are two primary choices in life, to accept life as it is and live it or to work hard to change them
- Krishna to Arjuna

Hindu mythology is the oldest and, in my opinion, the best.
If you haven't read it, You're missing a huge chunk of this planet's greatest works. Literally.
From the most destructive wars to the best sagas with strong, wise and intriguing characters; cutting-edge and awesome weapons and tech; it has them all. Inspiring and moral values inducing stories that everyone can learn from. It has the most gods and goddesses, all having unique characteristics and charming personas. Ever heard about wars as destructive as the Mahabharata, weapons more deadly than Lord Indra's Vajra, gods more charming than Lord Krishna and more destruction wrecking than Lord Shiva? It also easily has the most powerful demons and sorcerers. And it seriously covers every aspect of thinking from earth,space, mystic transformations, nuclear tech, the greatest love tales,the best reigns, to other realms or whathaveyou. It is afterall referred to as THE EPIC mythology. It is the oldest mythology and hence not ...more

As a hindu myself, I am unknown to all the stories about hindu mythology, so imagine how many stories there might be.

Hindu mythology dates back to the dawn of time... AND Hinduism, unlike many mythologies is still alive...

It sort of has a ring to it doesn't it?

Ya I am really satisfied and I have read the Bhagvadgita also once if you understand that then you will notice that many things that scientists are discovering now had been found by brahmans many centuries ago.
Ya the rituals are a bit untruthful but the concept is really true.

7 Celtic Mythology

They have the cyclops but on steroids, period

Celtic is awesome it should be way higher.

8 Japanese Mythology

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.

Japanese mythology is very old. Just like Chinese mythology, it has lasted a long time.

Really well thought out, and not an anime girl in sight

Yokai is creative and extensive, and have reasons for existing.

9 Roman Mythology

The Roman mythology is like the other side to Greek mythology.

I love the romans just took the greek gods and renamed them.

10 Persian Mythology
The Contenders
11 Christian Mythology

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

12 Aztec Mythology

I, for one think that Aztec mythology is beautiful. I believe it should be much higher.

Gimme that heart bitch

13 Germanic Mythology

Drunk lads with swords, all I have to say

"Hey, what's wrong with it?

14 Buddhist Mythology
15 Mesopotamian Mythology

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.

16 Ananse Stories

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 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.

Anase stories are so easy to understand and they have so many moral lessons to take note of. But at the same time, the stories are so complex and deep.

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.

17 Maya Mythology
18 Yoruba

It is fascinating

Pretty underrated.

19 Jewish Mythology
20 Babylonian Mythology
21 Korean Mythology

Korean Mythology is pretty hard to pronounce, but they are so good! I love it!

22 English Mythology

Plain Awesome

23 Islamic Mythology
24 Inca Mythology
25 Slavic Mythology
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