M is for my Mythtology – A to Z Challenge

My theme for the “A to Z Challenge” is World Mythology.A2Z-BADGE 2016-smaller_zpslstazvib

My A to Z posts will run concurrently with my usual posts. I hope they spark your curiosity. I find it fascinating how so many stories crossed the boundaries of countries and even oceans.

And phew, I’m half way through.

 

M is for Mythology

Mythology is a collection of stories a culture uses to explain nature, history and customs.  It’s not something that belongs in the past. Current cultures develop their own mythologies, sometimes referred to as urban legends.

Mythology plays a practical role in a culture. It helps establish religious beliefs, sets behavior norms, provides moral lessons and gives simple explanations for natural phenomenon, like why the sun rises and the world turns.

Myths enriches our lives with their imaginative landscape. In my twenties I dreamed of doing graduate studies in mythology, but life took be down a different path. Still, it fascinates me.


MY A-2-Z INTRO TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY

anubisA is for Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death who weighs your heart

B is for Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Fire who terrifies me

C is for Cronus, Leader of the Titans, Father of the Greek Godsisis

D is for Dragons, Chinese Dragons

E is for Ekeko, God of Good Luck and Abundance

F is for Freya, Norse Goddess of Love

G is the Gitche Manitou, The Great Spirit

H is for Hell – Is it Around the Corner?800px-Luca_Signorelli_001

I is for Isis – An Ancient Egyptian Goddess with Magic

J is for Jupiter, Roman God of Thunder

K is for Kiviuq, The Innuit Shaman

L is for Loki, The Tickster Norse God

 

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

One thought on “M is for my Mythtology – A to Z Challenge”

  1. I’m glad to find you’re doing mythology for the AtoZ challenge. I’ve always found it so interesting. So many cool stories. And so many are so similar across cultures.

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