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Thread: (monday) history in your game
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 02:03 PM #1
(monday) history in your game
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)
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
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 03:28 PM #2
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 04:47 PM #3
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
I'm a mythology nut and there were some of these even I didn't have!
Ut! Well done as always, alsih2o!
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 06:11 PM #4
Novice (Lvl 1)
Quite useful. Just for that I throw in another BUMP.Can fifteen years of imaginary training be put to use? It can't.
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 06:50 PM #5
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
A bump and some added sites...
This site lists several sites on Russian Pagan Religion and Gods
Here's one with a pretty good list of slavic gods
http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/SlavPan.htmlCurrently selling my D&D collection in Moscow--see the Legacy forums.
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 07:17 PM #6
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
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.I am the light that strides cloaked in darkness.
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 08:34 PM #7Originally Posted by MerakSpielman
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)
Last edited by Tonguez; Monday, 15th December, 2003 at 08:35 PM.Originally Posted by IcyCoolSpoiler:
Monday, 15th December, 2003, 08:46 PM #8
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Originally Posted by Tonguez
The problem is "myth" has taken on a popular connotation of "quaint, primitive, and untrue belief" that I think is undeserved.I am the light that strides cloaked in darkness.
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