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Agaliha
June 15th, 2007, 08:43 AM
According to the G&Gs 2007 poll (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=150809) 38.78% of you visit Mythology and Folklore often and like the forum and 16.33% would like to see more topics. So... I'm asking you all what areas and topics are you interested in?

Here's a link explaining all that this forum deals with: What is Folklore & Mythology: Definitions and Info (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=143548).

Fiamma and I have started doing Mythology and Folklore of the Week threads as well:
The founding Of Rome [Myth Of The Week] (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=159122)
The Fall Of Icarus [Myth of the week] (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=157823)
Hansel and Gretel {Folklore of the Week} (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=157323)
Cupid and Psyche {Myth of the Week} (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=156770)
Cerberus {Mythology of the Week} (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=156386)

As well as seasonal threads, Litha/Summer Solstice Lore (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=157948).

Are you interested in mythology? Folklore? Totem, animal symbolism? Legends? A certian region or culture?

Post them here. :)
Thanks! It'll help us out.

David19
June 15th, 2007, 04:31 PM
I like what you're doing now, and learning about the different myths, although folklore threads (especially Latin American, Middle Eastern, etc) would be good too, IMO, anyway.

The cultures that I'd really like to see more of are the Middle East (especially maybe having Mesopotamian, Persian, Egyptian, Hittite myths, etc) and myths of Latin America (Incan myths would be really cool, but I know that there's not much info on them, at least compared to other cultures like Aztecs or Mayans for some reason).

Other than that I'm happy with what you and Fiamma are doing :).

Agaliha
June 16th, 2007, 08:20 AM
Thanks David! :)

Agaliha
June 28th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Bump!-- anyone else have anything to add? :huh:

Windsmith
June 29th, 2007, 01:32 PM
I'm getting into Nature-based lore - plants, animals, weather, the like. Maybe a seasonal thing where we post about plants that are in bloom or fruits and veggies that are in season, or the various weather patterns that prevail at that time of year.

That would all depend on geographic location, of course. Which would be part of the fun.

David19
June 29th, 2007, 06:44 PM
I've thought of another one, how about weather folklore, like what people in the past did to help bring about certain weather (e.g. to make it rain, make the sun shine, etc).

Agaliha
June 30th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Thanks you two!
I like the nature lore too! And David I'll try to find more Middle Eastern myths/lore of the "Mythology/Folklore of the Week" threads.

:)

Windsmith
July 2nd, 2007, 03:05 PM
I've thought of another one, how about weather folklore, like what people in the past did to help bring about certain weather (e.g. to make it rain, make the sun shine, etc).Yeah! What he said. Weather lore. And...stuff.

Agaliha
July 6th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Yeah! What he said. Weather lore. And...stuff.

There's a few links about weather here:
Air/Sky: lore, spirits, myths, etc. (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=160595)

:)

I'm looking to add more links too.
Though it anyone wants a more in depth look at weather lore feel free to start a thread!

dragoncrone
July 15th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Oriental rain/thunder/storm/clouds legends were largely the domain of dragons.
In Tibet many mountain-dwelling gods take that same form.
I can look up more stuff if anyone is interested *fumbles around on desk, past crystals, a bag of peanuts, stack of cds, camera, coffee mug, roll of t.p. - what'n'ell is that doing here - notes on Tibet are here somewhere*

Cinnamon1991
July 16th, 2008, 05:26 PM
I´m quite interested in Asturian folkore (Las Xanas, El Nuberu, El Cuélebre, etc.) but there isn´t much information about that.

BenSt
July 16th, 2008, 09:26 PM
My interests lie mostly in the major areas, Egyptian, Greek. But I've definitly found a passion in Indian folklore and mythology.

But in reality, I want to study it all. I've been slowly buidling a database of images and info over the past few years. I've just started to try and tackle Tibetan Gods, Bodhisattvas and spirits. I'm moving into China and Japan. I once tried to look into middle eastern, but I found I became so confused because the cultures there are such a melting pot. Egypt stands out ofcourse.

David19
July 21st, 2008, 09:28 PM
My interests lie mostly in the major areas, Egyptian, Greek. But I've definitly found a passion in Indian folklore and mythology.

But in reality, I want to study it all. I've been slowly buidling a database of images and info over the past few years. I've just started to try and tackle Tibetan Gods, Bodhisattvas and spirits. I'm moving into China and Japan. I once tried to look into middle eastern, but I found I became so confused because the cultures there are such a melting pot. Egypt stands out ofcourse.

That sounds quite cool that you're building a datebase, I remember that list of Hindu demons you sent me was quite cool, and that thread you made about Japanese Spirits in the Magical Creatures forum was cool too. If you have any info like that about Tibetan Gods, Bodhisattvas, spirits, supernatural beings, entities, etc, please post it, I'd definitely love to know more about them.

BTW, if you need some help, or anything, relating to Sumerian and/or Mesopotamian (some Mesopotamian Gods aren't the same as Sumerian Gods) Gods, supernatural beings, spirits, entities, etc, let me know, and I'll try and find out for you, I'm not that educated on them all (there's loads), but I'll try and find out (actually, I want to learn a lot more about them).

magicalfantasy
December 1st, 2008, 01:42 PM
I've actually been interested in Egyptian, Greek, and Roman folklore as well as Arthurian legends.

Cloaked Raven
December 1st, 2008, 01:51 PM
Tossing in Native American folklore and legends, especially the Mi'kMaq nation.

Link to one of the best sites for learning about Glooscap, the creator of the Mi'kMaq nation: FirstNet Mi'kmaq Legends (http://www.mns-firstnet.ca/Legends.php)

Tashers
July 14th, 2009, 11:55 PM
I am really into Celtic Mythology right now. My husband and I named our daughter for a Celtic Goddess. I have studied many different mythologies though such as Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse. My husband is half Native American so he has been telling me some of that mythology. I am willing to learn just about any mythology and folklore though. I love mythology and folklore because it takes me to a different time and place.