Here's a question that I have. There is only a forum for Greek and Roman myth, but for no mythologies of other regions.2/18/2007 #1
Do you think this is because those are the most popular? Because the only audience on this site interested in mythology is interested in Greek and Roman myth rather than Norse, Egyption, etc.?
Hehehe, just thought it was an interesting observation.
Maybe because Greek and Roman mythology are more well-known than the others.2/19/2007 #2
That definitely could be it. It's because most of our literature that mentions gods mentions the Greek and Roman ones. We don't really get a taste for the Norse unless we read Beowulf (and even then it's not much), and none of our traditionally taught literature talks about any other pantheons.2/19/2007 #3
It depends on where you look. If you look in the right places there are mountains of stories and tales based upon the Egyptian deities, in particular Isis and Osiris who were also honoured by the Greeks and the Romans after they invaded Egypt.5/27/2007 #4
I am familliar with greek, norse, roman and egyptian mythologie. I like the stories of greek mythologie, more then the other mythologies. After that it comes the egyptian mythologie. I don't know about the rest of you, but If there would be a forum for norse mythologie I wouldn't attent it, nether for roman mythologie.
Considering that, I think that it isn't just that those other relegions aren't as well known. Maybe the reason for that is that so few people like the stories.4/03/2008 #5
I think that Greek and Roman mythology are the most popular because of their embellished heroes with impressive track records. We love patriots and we love Hercules, Jason, Odysseus, Theseus, etc. We also love the fact that there are some Gods who just love having sex. =) What a world we live in.10/20/2008 #6
I think that the reason why Greek and Roman mythology is so much more popular is because it's more widely known, and to me, it just seems more personal. I feel like I can write about the Greek gods and goddesses easier compared to Egyptian at least, just because they seem more... I don't know that exact word. Easier to relate to, maybe? They have very human qualities. Not like other myths from different cultures don't, but still...
Even though Egyptian mythology is my favorite, there's something about Greek mythology that makes it easier to write about. :P
Sorry if this confused you! Lol.4/24/2010 #7
Hi! I started this forum YEARS ago when FictionPress had first introduced the function, and then after some time stopped writing (school got in the way, as did personal matters).
I wonder whether, if I hadn't established this forum, whether there would be a Greco-Roman one at all.
At the time I was most active on FictionPress there was actually a lot of interest in Arthurian and Celtic work. This is the first time I've been back in a while, though, so I haven't checked in on the state of affairs in the actual stories area.7/18/2010 #8
It might just be the fact that Greco-Roman mythology has become a bit of a fad recently in the literature and movie world. Also, it might be partly because of the fact that a lot of schools have begun to teach short lessons on the mythology aspect of Greece and Rome, which gets people interested in it and they teach less about other types of mythology. Just a thought. :) Because that's how I originally got interested in mythology, about 10 years ago.10/24/2012 #9
Greco/Roman Mythology has been better known than others long before the current books and movies started coming out. Many movies came about about them in the 60s following Steve Reeves' Hercules, so many that the fad eventually died out, one of the last of the old group being the first Clash of the Titans. Later came a second wave that included Lou Ferrigno (tv's Hulk) as Hercules.2/21 #10
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