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Chinese Mythology is instructive in this regard. History and Mythology were conflated up until the 20th century, so you have cycles, such as the "Three Kingdoms", which are both historical and mythological. Lord Guan is a hero of the Three Kingdoms period who famously, posthumously became one of the most revered gods in the Chinese pantheon. Even the ...


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On the subject of definition. Religion deals with the establishment of certain ideas that prove the existence of superhuman powers in the form of God or Gods. It educates the individual with the customs and manners of a particular community or society based on the acceptance of some important faiths and beliefs. Religion is developed and propounded by ...


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That is a great question!!! And I will give here a description of 3 cases. Sumer The Sumerians myths are closely formed by 2 epics/cycles/matters/stories. The Cycle of Aratta, and the Cycle of Gilgamesh (not to be confused with the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh). The cycle (I will use cycle here) of Aratta is telling the story of the fight between the City ...


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Oxford dictionaries provides us with the following definition: In structuralist anthropology and literary criticism: each of a set of fundamental generic units of narrative structure (typically involving a relationship between a character, an event, and a theme) from which myths are thought to be constructed. It is, in effect, a common ground between ...


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Because the internet hold a great deal of misinformation and disinformation, for obscure mythologies your best bet is scholarly work. (Folklorists and academic researchers.) Books You'll want to look for books on the subjects. Be cognizant of the author and their background, and the time period of the work. (Older anthropological work may not be current ...


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Those are quite proximate terms: Mythology, folktales, legends, fairytales. Generally this: Mythology is a sacred text about the creation of the world, usually by a god/God, the creation or not of subsequent generation of gods, and the creation of the human race (insert any random accident here). Common examples are: The Holy Bible, Hesiod's Theogony, The ...


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In myths, humans follow a limited number of patterns, regardless of their cultural background. This field of study is called Comparative Mythology. This has uncovered a number of parallels, or archetypes, between the myths of different cultures, including some very widespread recurring themes and plot elements, like: Creation of mankind from clay ...


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