Talk about gods, heroes, creatures, monsters, etc
Which mythology do you enjoy the most? No need to limit yourself to norse and greek.
>Which mythology do you enjoy the most?
Slavshit. I like how it has many shared elements with Hindu stuff while maintaining a unique feel
>Laima is a Baltic goddess of fate. She was associated with childbirth, marriage, and death; she was also the patron of pregnant women.One of the most important duties of Laima is to prophesy (Lithuanian: lemti) how the life of a newborn will take place. Sometimes there was only one Laima, while in other cases three laimas would give often contradictory predictions. The final pronouncement would be irrevocable and not even Laima herself could change it
Egypt needs more qts who aren't dangerously close to furry desu
Post gods that are literally you.
For me it's Hermes - Intelligent, nihilistic and with a wicked sense of humor
Oil on canvas related; it's me and my bitches
Not exactly what you're looking for but in Scandinavian mythology, there's a story about a giant builder who makes a deal with the gods that if he could build a stronghold that could protect men from other giants before summer, he would be given the goddess Freyja as a wife. Of course things go wrong for him when the gods see that the builder is almost finished and decide to send Loki to seduce his horse away, who was doing most of the work in the construction. Loki then has sex with the builder's horse and gives birth to Odin's steed Sleipnir while the builder flies into a rage at the realization that he won't be able to finish the building and Thor comes and bashes his brains in with his hammer.
Considering these threads will be full of Roman/greek (same shit, different package) or Germanic gods, I'll post something different instead. Finnish mythology. Väinämöinen, the main protagonist of Kalevala (national epic)
Baltic pantheon is very close to Slavic pantheon. For instance, Lithuanian Perkūnas and Velnias are basically the same as Russian Perun and Veles, and Lithuanians and Poles share the tradition of burning Morė/Marzanna to drive away winter
I think the biggest difference is the absence of god triads (like Laima, Kārta and Dēkla/ Laima, Dalia, Giltinė, or Patrimpas, Perkūnas, and Patolas) in Slavic mythology
The Roman gods are not simply borrowed versions of the Greek, they're independent evolutions of Indo-European gods that became increasingly synchronized with the Greek pantheon once Hellenistic influence began to overcome Rome.
Even so, they're still different upon closer inspection.
I really likd Greek and Norse but lately I've been immersing myself within Hindu mythology via wikipedia.
Not sure of any good books to better read up on it. I like how Hindu mythology seems so big with tons of Gods. Reminds me of a comic book universe.
Krishna is like the shounen protagonist. I like the idea if his "Vishvarupa" form aka Omni-form where he reveals his true power and indentity as God of everything.
Hindu mythology needs more video game and anime adaptation. Naruto uses a little and Asura's wrath was based on it but I want something more direct.
Say no more senpai
Also, Hanuman the monkey god is seen as a direct influence on Sun Wukong who in turns inspired Saiyans and Dragon Ball
ITT: Mythological characters that remind you of yourself
For me it's Procrustes - Intelligent, Nihilistic, and with a wicked sense of humor
>your wife was forced to marry you
>she cheats on you
>you are aware of it
>you capture your wife and the bull while they are together
>calls the other gods so they can all watch them
>they all laugh at you instead
Hephaestus is the ultimate C U C K
no wonder he is leading the poll >>36175 since all the beta nerds relate to him
Give Hera a break. She would probably have been the most perfect loving wife if her husband wasn't such a shit. Seriously she's the goddess of fucking marriage, of course she would get angry when he cheats on her, it's like mocking her very nature. And she was still always loyal to him even when he didn't deserved it. Fuck Zeus she should have married Hades.
That being said everyone in this pantheon is a cunt except for Hestia.
The original waifu. Pure tomboy that helps heroes and teaches people, while making strong gods like Ares and Poseidon look pathetic. Plus not a man hating dyke like artemis.
How do you feel about the idea that the Kretan religion was solely focused around a Mother Goddess?
I personally think that there was at least one, probably two, masculine deities in the Minoan pantheon which would have shared devotion from the Kretan people.
One which would be the Bull of Heaven god and one that would later become correlated with the Mycenaean Poseidon.
>intelligent, nihilistic, with a wicked sense of humor and also into CBT
Isis is all you need. But there's always maat and sopdet.
Is Zoroastrianism welcome here? It's not exactly polytheistic, and it does still have a few followers in the modern era (not that Hinduism doesn't or that there aren't neopagans), but it is a very interesting ancient religion.
That looks like many world interpretation theory right there!
Fun fact the location coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza match the exact number sequence for the speed of light Should i justdedicate my life to Osiris?
Can we talk about our favorite myths?
I personally really enjoy the story of psyche and cupid
I love that it's a truly feminine female hero who goes through many labors for her love
Plus it is happy :3
what's funny is that of all the gods, Bast was one of those the Egyptians themselves didn't sexualize as much, it was people afterwards turning her into the goddess of sluts/ritual sex because people couldn't conceive cats had an actual benign role.
>Zeus is an asshole
>Poseidon is an asshole
>Hades forced his nephew to marry him but otherwise just sticks to the Underworld doing his own thing
>Fiction tends to make Hades out to be the evilest prick of the bunch because muh Satan comparison
This will forever be bullshit.
The reason for the similarities is the fact that Balts and Slavs come from the Balto-Slavic people, who were one of the Indo-European branches.
And on the your second point, I would like to mention the Slavic god Triglav (literally translates into Three-head), whose three heads represent three gods, Perun, Svarun and Veles/Svetovid.
The problem I have with hindu mythology is all the samefagging. I have a hard time remembering who is who.
There was also Ganesha and Soma in Hestia's meme tits and a Shiva cameo in bahamut. And that is as far as I remember.
The same as the mesopotamian bull of heaven? And isn't their earth mother goddess just the greek Rhea?
I don't know much about it, but I don't see why not. You can also try a separate thread if you want, there was a 50 post Zoroastrianism thread yesterday.
>useful IRL, eat vermin
>shed their skin which symbolizes rebirth and the cycle of life
It basically comes from prehistoric people being fascinated with reptiles. Think about it, they look different from other animals, have intelligent, hypnotizing eyes, live for a long time, and can live in the water as well as underground (both are considered to be the land of the ded in many religions) and over the ground with people.
Snakes were the first enlightened/sentinient beings. They lived through the dinosaurs' extinction by hiding into caves. When they came out they saw Earth being inhabited by humans. They thought they should teach them how to not be stupid. Then they left and went to live in the caves again. Every group of humans recorded their accounts differently. As it passed by generations, the original meaning was slowly lost and now some people see them as cunning, while some as gods.
What sort of mythological creatures exist in Hebraic religions?
It's funny how other faiths have all these well-known fantastic fauna but I can't think of many related to Hebraic religions.
There's the Leviathan and the Behemoth and I can't really think of more. Would angels and demons count?
>no world mythology has a better story than that of the Volsungs
When will Astraea return /his/?
I'm still waiting.
Is this thread actually on 4chan? Where is the love for the Japanese pantheon? They have some cool shit like Kagutsuchi and Kintaro.
This thread is also sorely lacking Mesopotamian myths and the various myths of the Americas.
I don't think it's just prostitutes but women in general. It seems like women in japanese folklore, shinto mythology and urban legends have two traits that always show up, spiritual in nature compared to the men and tricksters, using female charm and beauty to lure people to their doom (prostitutes fit that role perfectly).
I admittedly don't know much about the Japanese pantheon.
I know Susano-o got drunk and killed one of Amaterasu's servants which pissed her off so much she hid in a cave and left the world sunless until someone else tricked her with a mirror.
And that the sun and moon never meeting was because Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi were so mad at each other for some reason they didn't want to meet ever again.
And Susano-o killing the Yamata no Orochi but everyone knows about that.
A shame it wasn't fleshed out into a more open world game. I like the style, but it feels like so much is just lost potential.
>Hindu mythology via wikipedia.
It's like being sucked into a black hole, I do the same thing. Only I kind of bounce back between Hindu and Aztec. It's a real shame only Greek, Norse, and sometimes Egyptian mythology gets time in the spotlight. I can spend hours looking through all the Shin Megami Tensei renditions of creatures and gods since they're so trippy.
Susanoo also shitted on her temple.
I love shinto mythology for how mundane and rural is compared with the olympians, norse or chinese.
I believe Ama-chan was mad at Tsukuyomi for killing the goddess or food after he learned that she produced the rice and food they were about to eat by puking.
Not sure if this is /x/ or not, but what truly dictates something being alive in the universe? People have referred to the sun, moon and earth being gods, right? So, why can't they actually be gods? If they "spoke" we couldn't understand them because we're on completely different levels. Planets and celestial beings have cores which are like their hearts, and the crust is like a skin with magma, gasses and water being like a lifeblood. The universe interacts with itself kind of like a bunch of beings that consider humans so insignificant that there's no point on being bothered.
A-am I crazy? I mean, I really think the universe itself is alive, just not in the way humans "live." Planets emit sounds, what if those were their voices? Ancient humans who created these stories didn't create them from absolutely nothing, and they didn't have modern technology to get in their way either. Are we missing something that used to be obvious?
That sounds pretty /x/-y. Not the kind of discussion that belongs here.
But if you want my take on it I believe that if there's some higher, powerful, sentient force in the universe it must be something beyond the comprehension of any intelligent lifeform.
Planets and the like are well within our comprehension.
Irish mythology, can't explain why. It's just a weird fixation. Pic related is probably my favorite story.