My theme for the “A to Z Challenge” is World Mythology.
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
A 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 Gods
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?
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