1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Lake Valor!
    Catch, train, and evolve Pokémon while you explore our community. Make friends, and grow your collection.

    Login or Sign Up

Mythology

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BiohazardSr, Jan 28, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BiohazardSr

    BiohazardSr My name is Sid. Sid the Bard

    Joined:
    May 23, 2015
    Posts:
    1,091
    PokéPoints:
    ₽71.6
    Do you have you ever believed in magical creatures and/or anything that falls under mythology? When did you start believing? What sparked your interest? What keeps it strong? What parts do you believe in? Feel free to say what you want. No one will judge you.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. HiddenLore

    Time Master
    (Dialga Egg)
    Level 36
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Posts:
    1,326
    PokéPoints:
    ₽12,404.2
    Crown of ValorPoké Ball ★Root Fossil ★★★Beedrillite ★★★★GS Ball ★★★★★
    An interesting question. I don't truly believe in anything mythical, though I love some of the ideas, unicorns centaurs and mermaids specifically, but I love to read and learn about mythology and see how and why other people have or do believe what they do.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Absolute Zero

    Absolute Zero The second seal

    Jeff
    (Spinarak)
    Level 19
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Posts:
    2,184
    PokéPoints:
    ₽2,869.8
    I hate that M-word. Most of what is today called "myths" at one time had millions if not billions (over time) of ardent believers, devout followers, and life-dedicating adherents. Calling these old religions "myths" is almost like calling the followers of those religions "people" with air-quotes around it. Or, like, real quotes, like I just used. Whatever, I stated my piece.

    Two sets of ancient religion and folklore I like are those from Scandinavia and West Africa. Norse legends are just so complex and full-bodied and detailed it's amazing it's so rarely contradictory (unlike Greek legends, where nobody knows who is the father, brother, uncle, or grandfather (or all of the above, perhaps?) of anybody else).

    West African tales tend to just be so straightforward with their setup and lesson. I'm mostly talking about Anansi here, but it's a general statement. There's a conflict, a prospect of danger, a clever escape from that danger, and a lesson learned. There's probably a story for every occasion if you need it. Shorter and not as in-depth as Scandinavian legends, but certainly more practical.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. WavePearl

    WavePearl Believer in Possibilities

    Grace
    (Shaymin (Sky))
    Level 32
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    17,554
    PokéPoints:
    ₽38,828.8
    I love researching and compiling folktales (and then Pokemonizing them), particularly from lesser known parts of the world and lesser known variations of tales we know
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Wizard

    Wizard Do you feel it? The moon's power!

    Pansage
    (Pansage)
    Level 1
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Posts:
    2,389
    PokéPoints:
    ₽9,765.0
    You actually provide a fair point, and I thank you for bringing this to my attention, I love looking at things from a new perspective, and this is helping me, so thank you.

    Anyways, I don't believe in "mythical" creatures such as dragons, griffins, etc. and I also don't believe in polytheism (many gods) and a lot of the other ancient beliefs. A lot of the time, some of the things that "myths" say just confuse me and I get disgusted.

    But the thing is, the "myths" were a way for people in those days to explain why things happened as they did. Nobody can blame them for that. Just like today, those people were real human beings who wanted to know how things work. If humans didn't want to know how thinks worked, where would the human race as a whole be today? Nowhere! Next time you talk about mythology, perhaps you shouldn't scoff at the believers. You should be thanking them for the example they provided for looking deeper and trying to find real answers.

    (end rant)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Strytho

    Strytho Giveaway Enthusiast

    Xerneas Egg
    (Xerneas Egg)
    Level 8
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Posts:
    2,582
    PokéPoints:
    ₽498.9
    Friend Ball ★★★★Beast Ball ★★★★GS Ball ★★★★★Lure Ball ★★★★Basic Gary Oak ★
    I don't believe in any of the mythologies or mythological creatures. I also don't look down on them because back in the day, people didn't have what we have now and couldn't explain things. Mythology is more like how people used to explain things that there were no explanations for. For these people they fit the bill, but not that the world has outgrown them I look at them as the stepping stones we took to get where we are now. Should we believe every bit of them? No but at the same time we shouldn't just cast them aside as useless either. Mythology still serves a purpose for us. Looking back through the backward lens (go Artanis) we can see how things were and we can learn about ourselves, our past, and maybe even a little bit about our future and how the changes we have made both can and have effected us. So while I don't believe in mythology I do like to read up on it and learn something (as well as use it as a bases for stuff in my writing). Heck, I once wrote a paper comparing and contrasting bugs bunny to Great Rabbit from northern native american folklore (they were someone in Canada I think?). And that's All I have to say about that....for now ;)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. ✯Ho-OhLugia✯

    ✯Ho-OhLugia✯ Pokemon Masters

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Posts:
    1,097
    PokéPoints:
    ₽132.0
    I really love learning about Ancient Religions, Ancient Greece in particular, and I can thank Kid Icarus for that! Though nowadays there aren't (if there are, few) many people who still hold that belief, and though many of the ideas surrounding such culture seem farfetched, there is still a lesson, to everybody else that can be learnt.

    I believe in dragons. Why certainly, they exist! If anyone is a bit skeptical about my belief, why not think about the Komodo dragon and Bearded Dragon? Unicorns and phoenixes may exist too, and I've heard somewhere that they vanished because people started to behave in a wrong manner, and will reappear if people become good again.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page