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  World Mythology Encyclopedia, Greek Mythology, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic Mythology
In Greek mythology, Zeuxippe was the daughter of Eridanus and the wife of Pandion.
In Egyptian mythology Uto was an earlier form of the goddess Buto.
In Druid mythology, Taranis is the god of the wheel, associated with forces of change.
www.worldmythology.ws   (476 words)

  
 Greek Mythology
GreekMythology.com has information on all subjects of Greek Mythology, including details on Greek Gods and Greek Goddesses, Greek Myths and Greek Heroes like Achilles and Hercules.
It also has full text of Greek Mythology and Literature books.
Commercial use, and use in other websites is prohibited.
www.greekmythology.com   (161 words)

  
  Mythology
A survey of vampire-like entities that populate the mythologies of several cultures.
This article outlines the Japanese ceation mythology found in the Kojiki, a text important to the Japanese religion Shinto.
This article focuses on why mythology is relevant: it can hold truths in its lessons, and can lead us to a greater understanding of our own psychology.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/mythology   (261 words)

  
  Greek mythology, ancient greek myths. Greek gods and heroes.
In the modern language, the word "myth" and "mythology" is synonymous with a fiction or a lie.
To make matters worse, all greek mythology came to us written in ancient greek (of course!) so translating to English or any other language was not an easy task.
No matter what the variations are of each story the bottom line is that the ancient Greeks had a brilliant imagination and created one of the richest and most complete set of characters: gods, demigods and heroes and passed them on to us to appreciate their brilliance millennia later.
www.hellenism.net /eng/mythology.htm   (221 words)

  
  mythology - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Through comparison with other mythologies, many Greek myths are now interpreted as products of literary codification and in terms of their formal reorganization as epic poems.
The great modern advances in the study of mythology began in the 19th cent., when scholars like Sir James Frazer and Sir Edward Burnett Tylor argued for the study of mythology not as bad history but as a social institution, and called attention to the myths of contemporary simple societies.
Most contemporary students of mythology, however, have turned away from attempts to explain similarities in content in all myths by calling attention to the different contexts in which myths occur.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-mytholog.html   (1558 words)

  
  Mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity.
In modern usage, mythology is either the body of myths from a particular culture or religion (as in Greek mythology, Egyptian mythology or Norse mythology) or the branch of knowledge dealing with the collection, study and interpretation of myths.
Mythology figures prominently in most religions, and most mythology is tied to at least one religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mythology   (2653 words)

  
 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines.
The span of stories and characters in Greek mythology ranges from the atrocities of the early gods to the brutal wars of Troy and Thebes, from the youthful pranks of Hermes to the heartfelt grief of Demeter for Persephone, all depicted in minute detail in a bewildering range of media.
In 1856 the Anglo-German Max Müller invented comparative mythology, applying the new science of philology to the study of myth, in which he detected the distorted remains of Aryan nature worship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_mythology   (4035 words)

  
 Regional Folklore and Mythology
Greek Mythology discusses the cosmogony and theogony of the Greeks, the story of the Argonauts, and the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Mythology of Jupiter offers brief versions of myths about the god Jupiter and some of the other characters after which the moons of the planet Jupiter were named.
Dazhdbog in Russian mythology by Sergei Naoumov recounts the tale of the son of the god Perun and the mermaid Ros.
www.pibburns.com /mythregi.htm   (5605 words)

  
 Roman Mythology - Crystalinks
Thus the archaic Roman "mythology", at least concerning the gods, was made up not of narratives, but rather of interlocking and complex interrelations between and among gods and humans.
The original religion of the early Romans was modified by the addition of numerous and conflicting beliefs in later times, and by the assimilation of a vast amount of Greek mythology.
Early mythology about Roman "history"In contrast to the dearth of narrative material about the gods, the Romans had a rich panoply of quasi-historical legends about the foundation and early growth of their own city.
www.crystalinks.com /romemythology.html   (2099 words)

  
 Mythology Theme Page
Below are the CLN Pages which address related issues to the Theme of Mythology.
Climbing to the Top of Mount Olympus Nine lessons for intermediates students on Greek and Roman mythology and its influence on modern society.
Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.
www.cln.org /themes/mythology.html   (432 words)

  
 Mythology
A second meaning of the term mythology is the academic study of myths and systems of myths in general.
Broadly speaking myths and mythologies seek to rationalize and explain the universe and all that is in it.
Creation myths often invoke primal gods and animals, titanic struggles between opposing forces or the death and/or dismemberment of these gods or animals as the means whereby the universe and its components were created.
www.pantheon.org /articles/m/mythology.html   (750 words)

  
 Mythology
Myths are generally narratives passed down traditionally intended to explain the universal and local beginnings ("creation myths" and "founding myths"), natural phenomena, inexplicable cultural conventions, and anything else for which no simple explanation presents itself.
One can speak of a Jewish mythology, a Christian mythology, or an Islamic mythology, in which one describes the mythic elements within these faiths without speaking to the veracity of the faith's tenets or claims about its history.
Mythology is alive and well in the modern age through urban legends, New Age beliefs, certain aspects of religion and so forth.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/my/mythology.html   (2314 words)

  
 Category:Mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mythology is the study of myths: stories of a particular culture that it believes to be true and which feature a specific religious or belief system.
Religion and mythology differ, but have overlapping aspects.
Many English speakers understand the terms "myth" and "mythology" to mean fictitious or imaginary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Mythology   (256 words)

  
 mythold
Richard McLaughlin's Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ This page contains a description of the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria.
Hittite Mythology REF This page contains a description of the pantheon, and history of the Hittites, who drew heavily upon the pantheon of their neighbors the Hurrians.
www.angelfire.com /biz2/pcsnewark/myths.html   (8496 words)

  
 The Mythology of the Constellations
By far, though, we owe the greatest debt to the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
The influence of both the Greek and Roman cultures may be plainly seen; the myths behind the constellations date back to ancient Greece, but we use their Latin names.
Mythology, of course, influenced the naming of many objects in the night sky, not just the constellations.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/myth.html   (376 words)

  
 Roman Mythology
ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, various beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural held or practiced by the ancient Romans from the legendary period until Christianity finally completely supplanted the native religions of the Roman Empire at the start of the Middle Ages.
The original religion of the early Romans was so modified by the addition of numerous and conflicting beliefs in later times, and by the assimilation of a vast amount of Greek mythology, that it cannot be reconstructed precisely.
mulius, in Roman mythology was a descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/8991/roman.html   (4901 words)

  
 Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The myths are told using Flash animation and are accompanied by an overview of the culture, the pantheon of the gods and a series of exercises based on that culture.
Scandinavian Mythology, pre-Christian religious beliefs of the Scandinavian people: An explanation of the connection between Norse and Germanic mythology and that of India.
Windows to the Universe: Mythology associated with the stars, planets, and the sky.
www.tnte.com /mmc/mythology.htm   (1143 words)

  
 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I see mythology as an attempt by a people to explain the powerful forces which affect and shape it, that are beyond its control, such as weather, the elements, and nature.
Both were sons of the supreme god in their respective mythologies and both had twins (Balder and Hod, Apollo and Artemis.) While Apollo was known as the sun god, Balder was usually thought to have light shining from him.
If a mythology is taken as a reflection of the society that worships it, that leads to the conclusion that the Norse women had less stature than Greek women.
webhome.idirect.com /~donlong   (9260 words)

  
 Mythology
The richest known mythology is that of the ancient Greeks.
Greek myths were adapted by the Romans, who originated almost no mythology of their own except a few tales about early Rome and events that led toward its founding.
Second to Greek and Roman mythology in its appeal to later centuries is the Norse and Teutonic mythology.
members.tripod.com /~JeanneAnn/mythology.html   (515 words)

  
 Myths and Legends - frames
Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ This page contains a description of the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria.
Hittite Mythology REF This page contains a description of the pantheon, and history of the Hittites, who drew heavily upon the pantheon of their neighbors the Hurrians.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/myth.html   (11969 words)

  
 Digital Librarian: Mythology
Bulfinch's Mythology - Bob Fisher's annotated hypertext edition of The Age of Fables or Stories of Gods and Heroes by Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867).
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts - D. Ashliman, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh.
Mythology Project - Ruth Webb's site is designed to supplement her CLA 212 course at Princeton.
www.digital-librarian.com /mythology.html   (1092 words)

  
 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
But Greek mythology offers so much more: inspiration for many works of art (both written and visual), insight into human nature, a glimpse at an ancient people trying to make sense of phenomena they could not explain, and the source for many names and terms we use today.
Although myths convey exciting stories about gods and heroes, they are not equivalent to "stories" either in the modern sense of a deliberate fiction or the traditional sense of a folk tale or tall story.
Before writing, students could discuss how Brueghel and Williams made mythology relevant to their own times, and what mythological themes and meanings are still relevant for the world students live in now.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=234   (3095 words)

  
 ArtLex on Mythology
Sometimes, a body of myths concerning an individual, event, or institution.
The Renaissance was marked by a rebirth of interest in the mythologies of
is an encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, legend and more with over 6,000 entries.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/m/mythology.html   (914 words)

  
 Microsoft Game Studios - Age of Mythology by Ensemble Studios
The Age of Mythology: Gold Edition includes the award-winning original title and Age of Mythology: The Titans Expansion Pack.
From Ensemble Studios™, the creators of Age of Empires and Age of Kings, comes Age of Mythology, a game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men.
Taking on the role of one of nine ancient civilizations, players guide their people to greatness by commanding all aspects of their empire: gathering resources, raising massive armies, waging war against enemies, establishing profitable trade routes, building new settlements, enhancing production or military might with improvements, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through four distinct ages.
www.microsoft.com /games/ageofmythology   (236 words)

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