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The point of this partial collection is to show that the
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A Perspective on Myth
Updated: 01/19/2020

Myth from Around the World

Every inhabited continent of the globe has presented us with huge amounts of ancient myth from different cultures and eras. The myth from each continent would fill libraries, and more is being added from a reservoir that is greater than what has already been assayed. To a great extent, cultures around the world have settled down into the countries that we have today but there are plenty of exceptions, where some countries have more than one culture, and some cultures transcend the borders of countries.

African Myth

Egyptian myth
Ethiopian myth
Bahá'í Faith
Nubian myth

Asian Myth

Chinese dynasties–Tang,
A wide variety of Japanese  myth
Indian major religions are: Hinduism, Islam, with small contingents of Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.  Hindus worship a single god with different forms.
Indus Valley Harappan civilization worshiped the Mother Goddess

Australian Myth

The Aboriginal people of Western Australia had their mythology and religions centered around the "Dream Time" practices, and now most Aborigines identify with Christianity.
The Bora culture of Eastern Australia
The Maori people of New Zealand had an elaborate system of cosmogonic mythology

European Myth

Minoan civlization with unique religion and myth
Etruscan polytheism
Roman mythology
Greek and Hellenistic mythology
Germanic
Norse mythology, Anglo-Saxon mythology, Continental Germanic mythology

Mesoamerican & Central American Myth

The Aztec empire and culture had a unique myth and religion that had a focus on human sacrifice.
The Mayan kingdom and culture had about 3 dozen languages and a religions that was heavily infused with supernatural. Their Mythology was transcribed into Latin in the famous Popul Vuh
The Olmec mythology is unknown
The Toltec kingdom and culture had at least 8 languages and a unique religion
The Zapotec people had a polytheistic religion and myth

North American Myth

Inuit myths and religions with various deities, creatures and spirits, often associated with aspects and animals of their environment.

About 540 original tribes in the United State.  Current major religions are: Christianity, Earth Lodge, Ghost Dance, Indian Shakar, Longhouse, Mexicayotl, Native American Church, Waashat.

South American Myth

The Incan empire was probably the largest in the world at the time, and had a unique religion, and one that believed in reincarnation,

 

Christendom essentially dismisses this extensive corpus of religio-myth as a false narrative, and doesn't pay much attention to it. The Old Testament is only a part of the Judeo-Hebrew culture's ancient writings that stand right alongside all of the other mythologies of the world. Protestantism accepts this material as the word of God purely because the perception is that Jesus put his stamp of approval upon it. Yet this conclusion can be challenged and found to be unsustainable.

Just because the Father entity chose the Israeli culture within which to give the great demonstration doesn't mean that God put his stamp of approval on their mythology as being the truth. In most ways, it is as bizarre as the balance of them.

 

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