Monday, March 30, 2015

Foreward for A-Z: Hidden Stories In Mythology Around The World

The word 'mytho' comes from the Greek word 'mythos' meaning legend and stories. Many of us wonder whether there is some sustainability to it. How much is true and how much is made up?

But mythology is not a collection of lies but a collection of truth. These stories gave every culture a way of life. A way of living in a society following certain norms and regulations. What would have happened if we knew Gita as a set of rules and regulations? Man by nature is a social animal as proven by Aristotle. So he can't survive only on rules and regulations. He needs to know what would happen if one broke those rules. He needs to know about fear and consequences.

Mythology is very complex for the stories need to be explained rather than just narrated. According to Luc Ferry In his book, 'The Wisdom of Myth', mythology is the core of ancient wisdom. Some facts about mythology are:

The oldest living mythology is that of the Australian Aborigines. The stories of diverse culture stretches back to 40,000 years.

Most of the mythological stories tell us how the creator emerged from a cosmic egg or primordial ocean.

Ancestors play an important role in the world of mytho.

Not all content worshipped God but rather challenged them. So, mythology does not make you blindly follow of a faith rather questioned them.

Mythos are passed as storytelling, not word by word, like laws but through rituals, dances, drama as artwork.

Mythologies have always been of focus of all religion for the talk of the unknown, of life after death has always facinated mankind.

In my A to Z journey in the month of April, I would like to explore stories that have been initiated in the pages of storytelling. Most of them were characters that have played an important part in a big event – but have never been given the importance of a protagonist. Lost in history, but not forgotten.

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At March 30, 2015 at 11:41 AM , Anonymous Sundari Venkatraman said...

Whoa! That's an awesome foreword! Wonder what the stories will bring. Can't wait Ina! Wish you all the best :)

At March 30, 2015 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Gayathri Manikandan said...

Cool, looking forward :)

At March 31, 2015 at 5:54 AM , Anonymous JayaNithya(AshG) said...

Cool subject.Looking forward:-) .All the best Ina.

At March 31, 2015 at 9:35 PM , Anonymous Vidya Subramanian said...

Waiting for your posts!!

At March 31, 2015 at 11:28 PM , Anonymous ahana said...

can't wait for the interesting posts..

At April 2, 2015 at 3:45 AM , Anonymous Ajay Pai said...

Simply interesting read!


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