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What is your favorite Mythic era thingy

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:42 pm
by Mike Viper
Hard to describe, but I mean, like, Norse mytholog, or greek or Woadik or roman or middle eastern, like with Zues, Odin, spirits, spririt beasts, or Christ. Please feel free to put your favorite person from that religion type thing. The reason this isn't a pole is because if the numbers go higher for one, then people think it's a better one or something. This is just a matter of opinion.

I'm christian, but I always loved Norse Mythology. I dunno why, it just appeals more to me. Maybe cause it has dwarves and elves and hero's and stuff. My favorite character is Loki. Probly cause he's like me. I am a very nice person, but I like to fool around, I don't think I'll ever turn into an evil Ragnarok evil side killer, but sometimes I feel like that about friends at school. I am working on a Ragnarok lego comic from a ragnarok story from school that I got. With the Vike sets, it'll be good (no, I'm probly not gonna custom the midgard to much, I'm lazy :P but I will have to make fenrir)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:51 am
by JPinoy
I like ancient mythology from my own native homeland of the Philippines. It's quite interesting as the many tribes, and island regions withing the archipeligo have their own unique myths.

There's one where there is a supereme deity, Bathala (God), and beneath him are a bunch of lesser deities.

My fav mythical creature is kind of a "reverse centaur" type of beast. It has the body of a man, but the head of a horse. It's called a "Tikbalang" (tick-ba-lang).

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:57 am
by Slobey
All mythology interests me however I love greek mythology. Hades, mount Olympus, Jason and the Argonauts, minotaurs etc..... Great fantastical reading that ancient people actually believed in.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:40 am
by ragnarok
Mike Viper wrote: I don't think I'll ever turn into an evil Ragnarok evil side killer, but sometimes I feel like that about friends at school.


It's never too late :twisted: (just kidding) Actually I got this nickname in highschool where my headmistress used to call me at first "natural disaster".

Mike Viper wrote: I am working on a Ragnarok lego comic from a ragnarok story from school that I got.


That will be really interseting. I hope you will share some pics when it's done.

I'm also quite hooked on mythology. The first really BIG book that I read in my life when I was in first grade was the "Ancient Greek Myths and Legends" which also contains the Omir's poems. Since then I've read it countless times. I love Scandinavian and Indian mythology too and I have a pretty big collection of fairy tails from all over the world. When you read them you understand that people have much more in common than it seems.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:51 am
by TwoTonic Knight
Whereas I have always been tempted to illuminate in LEGO the ultimimate showdown of who was the dominant member (carefully keeping a straight face) of Trimurti from Hindu mythology - of which I can only say that I don't have enough yellow 1x1 rounds (or should that be 2x2?), and that I can't say any more here, beyond size matters, I have to say that I have loved Greek mythology the most.

When I was little, I had this huge illustrated book telling the tales of the Trojan way and Odesseus' voyage. It kept absolutely true to Homer, with the exception that it borrowed from the Aenid for the tale of the Trojan Horse (but admitted to that). So when the Harryhausen Jason and the Argonauts came out, I got my mother to take me to see it three times that summer. I moved on to Norse, Welsh, and Irish mythology as I grew up, and several eastern mythologies as an adult, but Greek mythology remains my favorite.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:30 am
by Damien
Even as a kid I was always far more interested in history than in mythology. So the 'mythology' I enjoyed was of a slightly more historical bent -- such as the Song of Roland and the various Scandinavian sagas. Still, if I had to choose an actual mythology it would be, however cliche', Greek. Definitely enjoyable and interesting, so whenever I turned to full-on Mythology, it was usually Greek. I didn't really discover other mythologies until I was about 16 or 17, so the Greek stuff is a bit nostalgic for me.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:17 pm
by Jake, of the Palace Guard
Greek mythology is probably my favourite, with Norse and Roman just behind. :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:39 am
by leshrac
I'd have to say Norse mythology is my favorite. I like the greek gods but the Hercules and Xena shows kinda pounded the mythology too much for me.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:13 pm
by amadeus
I tend to think Norse mythology is quite a clichè. It's too heroic and not very fun to read, also quite predictable.

I love Egyptian mythology because there is sooooo much of it, and many different perpectives.

For instance, Set (or Seth, they are both the same god) the god of warfare, is depicted as the God who helped the warriors of Egypt fight the Nubians and as the God who killed Osiris.

Another great mythology is from the Polynesians. Their story of Taming the Sun is quite good. It tells about the rise of Maui as a powerful god.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:49 am
by nazgul
Hmmm... :?
I'm not really all that sure but the mayan gods have always piqued my interest. There's a few more that I find sort of interesting but I'm agnostic and I've never found much of it all that gripping.

Edit: Now that Keldric points it out, I also loved the Homer's Odyssey and many other greek mytholigy. Just a change in thought.


-Nazgul

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:06 am
by kelderic
Greek mythology has always interested me the most. I loved the Iliad and the Odessey.

Kelderic

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:07 am
by g2
I love Greek mythology, and as a youngster I would listen for as long as stories were being told. I thrived on pictures of all the gods and heroes which I would sometimes find in books. I am not as fascinated in Greek Mythology as much anymore, but it still does appeal to me generally.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:23 am
by Remyth
I not sure what I like the best, but I love to read/learn about mytholigy. THis is partly why I like history two years ago, because my teacher did a whole side section of Greek/Roman mytholigies (I beleive that these two were mixed when the Romans took over, am I mistaken? Oh, I can't remember.)

Anyway, This norse mytholigy sounds intreaging, I'll have to look up something on it.

In Christ,

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:13 pm
by General Frostfire
Greek Mythology,
And
All Forms Of Mythical Beasts...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:13 pm
by sarous
i am non religious so my favorite mythology wold be any that put dragons in a good light