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What topics can I ask about here?
Mythology Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for mythology enthusiasts and experts. You are encouraged to ask questions about:
- Explaining the plot, character, setting or symbolism of a myth
- Historical or societal context of a myth
- Myth identification
- Translations of and primary sources for a myth
What qualifies as a "myth"?
- Traditional myths, i.e. stories of great cultural significance such as the labors of Hercules or King Arthur's exploits are on-topic
- Folklore is on-topic
- Stories from religious scripture are on-topic; the doctrines espoused by a religion are off-topic
- Myths that exist solely within a fictional work (e.g., Star Wars, Game of Thrones) are off-topic, though you may be able to ask about them on another site such as SciFi.SE
What mythology-related questions should I not ask here?
- Questions calling for a list of myths, deities, cultures, . . .: What are all the myths where X happens? How many cultures have a god for X?
- Scientific explanations: In this story X did Y, but is that really possible?
- Reading recommendations: I liked X, what should I read next?