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Is it possible to build a timeline for Greek mythology?

Yes, it is possible, and has been done. The GML Compilation I would say the handiest resource available for this online is the "Mythical Chronology Chart" page on Carlos Parada's website the ...
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What is this symbol on my necklace?

This is the dove with a halo, as a christian symbol for the Holy Spirit or the soul. The colour red is associated with the blood of Christ and with the Holy Spirit. The fact that you bought it in ...
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The unreadable book: Voynich manuscript?

Since the V.M. has been extensively studied, as far as its physical properties go, I don't think much can be said for "mythical origins" of the book. It's known to be old and most likely made in ...
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When and how did the Greek mythos transfer to the Romans?

The Romans thought that the Greek gods needed some changes, and adopted them to settle religious feuds. The Romans took Athena's power as a war goddess and took that away, which made the Greeks ...
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Is there any evidence of the Ancient Greeks worshipping Zeus's daughter Helen?

We first a crown of low-growing lotus having woven will place it on a shady plane-tree. First from a silver oil-flask soft oil drawing we will let it drip beneath the shady plane-tree. Letters will be ...
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Have Humans ever gone to war against Gods or Entities before?

There are plenty of stories out there of Greek gods being fought and defeated! In Greek mythology, gods were often fought by both other gods and mortals. The mortal Arachne soundly defeated Athena ...
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Gods from different cultures accepted in the same universe?

If I have understood your question correctly, you wish to know of examples of cultures that accepted the existence of gods other than their own? Before the advent of Christianity, and even for a good ...
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When a person brings much good to people, but they reject it?

The story of Jesus Christ. Came to save the world, but the same people killed him
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Why did the ancients believe things that were demonstrably false

The scientific method is only a few centuries old at most. Before that, you need to remember that most people were illiterate, and universities or indiviual researchers were driven (or at least ...
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Any person/myth Moses Might Have Been Based On?

The Mosaic myth is composed out of a multitude of older stories: the story of the infant Moses's salvation from the Nile is based on an earlier legend of king Sargon of Akkad the story of the parting ...
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Do any ancient sources describe Set as a mortal? And could Set be Sekhen?

Seth and Sekhen/Ka are completely unrelated names & meanings. Below are the names of Ka (left) and his queen Ha (right): There are also inscriptions presenting an upright serekh with an upside-...
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Was Eannatum, the real historical figure that was characterised as Adam, in the Garden of Eden narrative?

If there is a connection, and I cannot stress this if enough, all it would indicate is that yet another biblical myth is based on older stories. It certainly doesn't in any way "prove" that ...
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Who came first, Egyptian pharoah Horus-Aha 3100bc, or, Horus the Deity?

Short answer: no, Hor-Aha did not pre-date the first mention of the deity Horus. Long answer: Aha is according to Egyptology either: The second Pharaoh of the first dynasty, or Another name for Nemes,...
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The unreadable book: Voynich manuscript?

All "mythical origins and legends surrounding " the VMs that I know of have the same degree of plausibility, that is, absolute zero. All of them are of modern make. I believe the first recorded ...
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What is the mythological status of the 'goethia' demons?

Try "Goetia" instead of "Goethia". Roughly, it means the art of summoning angels, whether fallen or still elevated (though more commonly the former). The Ars Goetia is the first section of The Lesser ...
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How did Christianity come to equate the place of punishment and the place of demons?

If anything early Christianity was well influenced by ancient Jewish culture of the day, including both Jewish laws, traditions, scriptures and mythology. For the most part both the New and Old ...
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Do leprechauns derive their power from gold?

When you say 4 elements I assume you mean the Aristotelian elements: earth, water, fire and air. Aristotle also posited a fifth element: aether. from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_element#...
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Are there any studies of the historic phenomenon of the chief god of a pantheon being replaced by the storm god?

The religious phenomenon has, in my opinion, this structure: This structure is not necessarily true for every religious phenomena, here i try to draw a common line that can be followed A goddess, ...
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What does Rome, Conquerors & Titans have in common?

Heracles supposedly conquered Rome and freed a Titan. Hesiod's Theogony and Aeschylus' Prometheus Unbound both tell that Heracles shot and killed the eagle that tortured Prometheus (which was his ...
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Did ancient myths center on deities because individualism was not valued?

Perhaps for something to be mythology it needs some superhuman or extra-human element, otherwise it's classed as a story or tale? For instance, I don't think I've seen the Tale of the Eloquent ...
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How did Christianity come to equate the place of punishment and the place of demons?

An interesting idea adding up to what was said already: Making a little "comparative hells and abysses" attempt: Tracing the idea of the Netherworld from the Epic of Gilgamesh: Humanity or humans ...
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Do leprechauns derive their power from gold?

Leprechauns aren't a great option in that they're highly location dependent. Of course if your story is entirely set in Ireland that's no problem, but if you want to be anywhere else, no leprechauns. ...
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How did Vayu the wind god start being associated with Vishnu?

Some people believe the association began with the Madhwa Brahmins subcaste of Hindu society. They believed that the Hindu philosopher Madhvacharya was a earthly avatar (the third avatar to be exact) ...
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When a person brings much good to people, but they reject it?

Looking over the Motif-Index of Folk-Literature and Aarne–Thompson–Uther (ATU) Index, I couldn't find anything quite like you’re describing. The closest thing I could find is ATU Type 160, “The ...
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Is there any evidence of the Ancient Greeks worshipping Zeus's daughter Helen?

Herodotus, in his Histories, recounts the story of how Ariston took his third wife, the most beautiful woman in Sparta, from his friend Agetus, and says that she had been an ugly baby, but her nurse's ...
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Was the historical Hyksos account, the real story behind the biblical exodus narrative?

This question has already been addressed in the history stack exchange. In short, the account of the expulsion of the Hyksos, which is in The Antiquities of the Jews (first mentioned in the 3rd ...
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Any person/myth Moses Might Have Been Based On?

Sigmund Freud in his book Moses And Monotheism puts forward the idea that, in addition to being partly based on some of the mythical figures mentioned in Codosaur's answer, the Moses we know today was ...
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