Questions tagged [terminology]

Use for terminology related to the study of mythology. "Syncretism", "Euhemerism", "Archetypes", "Polytheism", "Animism", etc.

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Is there a single term for the study of mythology?

I know folklore studies are called "folkloristics" and people who study folklore are called "folklorists". Are there equivalent terms for mythology? Is there a single term for the study of mythology,...
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Is there a specific term in Norse mythology for Odin's self-sacrifice?

Norse mythology knows some terms for quite complex concepts, such as "Ragnarök". Is there a term for Odin's nine-day self-sacrifice?
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What does mytheme mean?

What is the meaning of the term mytheme? When did the term first come into use, and what are some examples of mythemes?
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How is folklore different from mythology?

What is the difference between folklore and mythology?
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When does a religion become mythology?

What is the definition of mythology? When does a religion become mythology?
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The concept that scripture is made to adapt to changes of society, technology, and language

I once heard of an attitude to interpreting religious scripture that goes roughly as follows: The scripture was made such that it will always produce the correct ethics, guidance, and similar when ...
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What is the difference between folklore and fakelore?

What is the difference between fakelore and folklore?