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.


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

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

1 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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