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All major religions today are byproducts of the Mysteries of Eleusis, which is why they all smell alike. The prehistoric hunter gatherer calendar was based on either of two systems: the constellations of the ecliptic plane or the constellations of the galactic plane. The creatures represented in either culture's pantheon come from those astrological ...


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Succession myths are probably as old as religion itself. The oldest surviving written religious myths we know are of Mesopotamia and Egypt. In Mesopotamian mythology, the god [Anu] is overthrown by his son Kumarbi. In Ancient Egyptian mythology, Seth is overthrown by his nephew Horus As for the cyclic mythologies that @fifthviolet mentions, I can only ...


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There is a theory that over the course of the evolution of Norse mythology this has actually happened - Tyr, god of justice, is theorized to have been the previous head of the pantheon, and had Christianity not interrupted, the same thing may have happened again. There is a mention on Ragnarok that Heimdall becomes head of a 'new' pantheon, or at least the ...


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This "falling from grace" story did not originate with Christianity. Take Tantalos for example, or Zeus banishing Hades to the underworld. As for earlier "fruit-picking" mythology, there's the story of the Monkey King stealing the peaches of eternal life from the Jade Palace in Chinese mythology.


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My answer covers personifications and deities of wisdom and ignorance from Hindu or Hinduism mythology point of view. In Hinduism mythology, there are various gods/goddesses which are associated with wisdom, learning and knowledge etc. , most prominently Hindu god Ganesha, goddess Saraswati, goddesses Gayatri etc. and lot's of stories about these deities of ...


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