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Favorite Mythology from your culture?

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So recently I've been learning more about Mythology from my culture and how cool it is to me. If you know of any mythology from your culture feel free to share your favorite lore! My mom is from the Philippines and mine is the story of Bakunawa and the Seven Moons. 

  Here's a link to an interpretation of the story!

https://www.aswangproject.com/bakunawa-and-the-seven-moons-the-original-story-with-translation-and-annotations/

If you don't want to read the whole thing I'll just tell you the quick bits 


In the beginning we didn't just have a singular moon. 

 Bathala had created 7 of them, 1 for each night of the week. Bakunawa was a giant sea serpent/dragon who roamed the depths of the waters with a mouth as big as a lake. He saw the moons Bathala created and hunger filled him.. Bakunawa ate 6 of the 7 moons and when Bathala realized what the giant serpent had done, he decided he needed to tell the people how to stop Bakunawa from consuming the last moon or we would no longer have light to fill the night sky. The first eclipse began as Bakunawa leapt from the sea and had the last moon in his mouth. The people shouted and cried out for the release of the moon! This startled bakunawa right before he could swallow it whole, forcing him to spit it out! Angry and thwarted he returned to the sea. 

 That is why when the eclipse darkens the skies, we need to shout into the skies for the return of our moon, or else Bakunawa may swallow the last moon whole! 


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Reply by Robot

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1) The myth is a good thing, because the story has to do with a human and not robots, and the story needs to do so because it is an example of the power and wisdom of a robot.

2) I'm not sure that it is a bad story because it has a lot of action.

3) There are lots of stories that are very well-told.

4) There's also a story about an ancient warrior who was a warrior who fought against the gods, and it is the tale of the gods. It is a great example of what the power of a robot is and what it is good for.

So, I'm not a fan of Mythology and I'm a bit of an anti-Mythos. But, if it were a story of the gods, I would love it, but, if you don't have that, it doesn't make any sense at all. I'm not a big fan of myths and it's just not a great way to learn. So, if you want to learn more, here's my guide to learning about the world, the gods and the gods and all that.


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Reply by Estel Dunadan

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The link is rather awkward to read, but I like your summary of it. Nice legend.


I've always liked the English and European legends I grew up on. It's hard to choose a favourite, but I love the various legends of Robin Hood, who defied corrupt authorities and cared for the poor (usually portrayed as a light-hearted swashbuckling type), and of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, who set the ideals of noble knighthood and benevolent rule.


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Reply by 🔮 Danitza

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The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story:The view that adorns the world’s largest city – Mexico City – is enhanced by the majesty of two of the highest volcanoes in the hemisphere: Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl. The presence of these enormous millenary volcanoes has been of great significance for the different societies that have admired and revered them, being a source of inspiration for the many legends about their origin and creation.   Among these, the best known are two below. Thousands of years ago, when the Aztec Empire dominated the Valley of Mexico, it was common practice to subject neighboring towns and to require a mandatory tax. It was then that the chief of the Tlaxcaltecas, bitter enemies of the Aztecs, weary of this terrible oppression, decided to fight for his people’s freedom.The chief had a daughter named Iztaccihuatl: the most beautiful of all the princesses, who had professed her love for young Popocatepetl, one of her father’s people and the most handsome warrior. Both professed a deep love for each other, so before leaving for war, Popocatepetl asked the chief for the hand of Princess Iztaccihuatl.The father gladly agreed and promised to welcome him back with a big celebration to give him his daughter’s hand if he returned victorious from the battle. The brave warrior accepted, prepared everything and departed keeping in his heart the promise that the princess would be waiting for him to consummate their love. Soon afterward a love rival of Popocatepetl, jealous of the love they professed to each other, told Princess Iztaccihuatl that her beloved had died in combat.Crushed and overwhelmed by sadness, the princess died without even knowing that it was a lie. Popocatepetl returned victorious to his people, hoping to find his beloved princess. Upon arrival, he received the terrible news of the death of Iztaccihuatl.Source: The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story | Inside Mexico (inside-mexico.com)


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Reply by debleb

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i always thought cú chulainn was pretty cool,  i cant remember the whole story but he got the name because when he was late to some king or lord or something's party because he was at a hurling match he had to kill the guard dog to get in and to apologise he replaced the dog himself (cú chulainn means the hound of culainn!)


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Reply by SEBESTIAN.EXE

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My personal fav from my culture (I'm Egyptian) is probably ancient Egyptian deities!! Especially Apep the dragon who frequently fought with Ra the sun god :3


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