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    mythology, heroes and legends...

    we start with a noice cite about irish legends and myths- http://www.mythicalireland.com/mythology/index.html (check out tain bo)

    german changeling legends, some funny and scary stuff- http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/gerchange.html

    german heroes- http://www.timelessmyths.com/norse/german.html

    mongol (altaic) mythology- (stories mostly)
    http://www.ezlink.com/~culturev/CulturMythology.htm

    assyro-babylonian mythology (and gods, heroes, monsters, heaven and hell..includes discussions od D+D's tiamat and of cthulhu)- http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze...-faq.html#a1.5

    norse mythology, check out the cosmology section, and the runes- http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cherryne/mythology.html

    celtic mythilogy, wariors and their weapons- http://www.underbridge.com/scathan/a...1998.myth.html

    hittite mythology- http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze...ttite-ref.html

    sumerian mythology- http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze...sumer-faq.html

    canaanite mythology- http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze...anite-faq.html

    gagudju (abopriginal) legends- http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9900/legends.html

    and finally, a list of mythological weapons, and who used them- http://www.shee-eire.com/Magic&Mytho...onry/Page1.htm

    have a good week

 

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    Very sweet!

    I'm a mythology nut and there were some of these even I didn't have!

    Ut! Well done as always, alsih2o!

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    Quite useful. Just for that I throw in another BUMP.
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    A bump and some added sites...

    This site lists several sites on Russian Pagan Religion and Gods
    http://medievalrussia.freeservers.co....html#paganism

    Here's one with a pretty good list of slavic gods
    http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/SlavPan.html
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    Good stuff. A good thing to remember for D&D games (even more so than in real life, where it also true to a degree) is that one man's myth is another man's religion. Your characters have to be careful to whom they refer to the Forging of Cuthbert's Mace (or whatever) as myth.

    Actually, now that I think about it, myths probably don't exist as such in D&D worlds. They're just normal History to people in a fantasy world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerakSpielman
    Good stuff. A good thing to remember for D&D games (even more so than in real life, where it also true to a degree) is that one man's myth is another man's religion. Your characters have to be careful to whom they refer to the Forging of Cuthbert's Mace (or whatever) as myth.

    Actually, now that I think about it, myths probably don't exist as such in D&D worlds. They're just normal History to people in a fantasy world.
    Yep lots of anthropology people don't like the word 'Myth' anymore as it tends to denigrate the history/beleifs of a people into mere fantasy

    Legends and Traditions is a better descriptor - Legends refering to story with mainly fantastical elements (like first fathers/mothers stories) and Traditions to 'historical events' (which may have been embellished over the years.

    The term Myth when retained is often reserved exclusively to creation myths (in which no mortals take part)
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    Man, given the average Int of an Otyugh, I can just see the boss monologue now...

    PCs: "Before we fight, why don't you tell us your master plan?"
    Otyugh: "I like poop."
    PCs: "Umm, what?"
    Otyugh: "Do you have poop?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonguez
    Yep lots of anthropology people don't like the word 'Myth' anymore as it tends to denigrate the history/beliefs of a people into mere fantasy
    Maybe it's because I love fantasy, or because I'm a tree-hugging dirt worshipper, but I've always had trouble considering "myth" to be a derogatory term. I understand that some people do, though, so I try to just use "story" instead when I'm around potentially offendable people (which is less often then you might think).

    The problem is "myth" has taken on a popular connotation of "quaint, primitive, and untrue belief" that I think is undeserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerakSpielman
    Maybe it's because I love fantasy, or because I'm a tree-hugging dirt worshipper, but I've always had trouble considering "myth" to be a derogatory term. I understand that some people do, though, so I try to just use "story" instead when I'm around potentially offendable people (which is less often then you might think).

    The problem is "myth" has taken on a popular connotation of "quaint, primitive, and untrue belief" that I think is undeserved.
    Yes I agree with you it is undeserved - personally I love the word Mythology, its got a ring to it and invokes all those 'images' of greek heroes with blazing and shining armour going up to battle the gods.

    As to DnD I'd say that Legend and Tradition is going to be the more general term since those heroes and gods really did exist and there may even be a couple of elves or at least dragons still around that were there when the hero Keros slew the Beast of Chaos. Once things can be remembered its becomes a bit hard to refer to it as 'mere' myth...
    Quote Originally Posted by IcyCool
    Man, given the average Int of an Otyugh, I can just see the boss monologue now...

    PCs: "Before we fight, why don't you tell us your master plan?"
    Otyugh: "I like poop."
    PCs: "Umm, what?"
    Otyugh: "Do you have poop?"

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