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Mine is the world.
That I am listening to now
Global warming. Ive just had to close my bedroom window because it is so suddenly cold. It's only the start of October. Global wArming my arse etc.
otherwise it's not a myth, its a mythter
and he found a bit of sweetcorn under there
personally I've learnt to love its flaws
the greek myth from which this originates is also linked to the burying of corn dollies.
Because it took a lot for a civilisation to reserve some of its grain for sowing the next year, especially if they had had a poor harvest and were going hungry, but they HAD to reserve some for broadcasting, so myths like this had to be firmly inGRAINed in all peoples minds, it had a purpose, universal state education did not exist.
But yeah I love this myth too
so many traditions and festivals that are handed down are not appreciated for their origins, where it had real symbolism for the past.
So much to do with cakes and bread and biscuits. anything involving cereal crops.
relief from hunger and celebration of fertility, measured in harvests and increase in population.
Traditional wedding cakes are from summarian representation of the high priestess conjugating with the kings atop the zigurats. The great summarian city states only becoming possible with the advent of cereal agriculture, they naturally celebrated the success that they had. in terms of wheat and people production.
Carrying the bride over the 'threshold' concentrate more on what a threshold it and why it was important...it was a raised barrier that prevented the wheat grains from spilling out of the room where the wheat was threshed.
So many customs have REALLY ancient origins.
heirarchical religeous system has obscured the foreign non christian origins of lots of stuff (although the classics was always a sort of thin lifeline, with romantic poets, novelists and artists managing to use artistic license to escape the worst censure (unlike many unfortunate scientists)
My name's Richard Dawkins, good night.
that is a map of the world. is the world a myth?
Ancient: I love everything Odysseus. Fucking love The Odyssey. Proper swords, proper monsters. Great bunch of semi-mythical lads.
Urban: Bobby McFerrin, creator of Don't Worry, Be Happy committed suicide. I was told this and believed it. He didn't kill himself and still performs. His family's gain is irony's loss.
as a myth
It's a projection of a spherical surface onto a plane which for various mathematical and historical reasons, including but not limited to its conception during a time of European imperialism and its primary use as a navigational device, was designed to preserve angles at the expense of distorting surface areas. It is no more or less inaccurate or mythical than the Peters.
Eurynome came from chaos and she had nothing orient herself by, and so she divided the universe into the sea and sky, she danced on the waters and then danced faster towards the south (a specific direction) as she did so a wind formed in her wake and became the great north wind serpent Ophion, she turned around and grabbed him and danced untill he coiled around her lustfully 7 times.
She took the form of a dove gave birth to an egg, Ophion coiled around this and from this all things in the universe were born, stars, planets, gods etc.
This myth is very old much older than the other greek creation myths like the olympian or orphic ones, its older than the hebew one and is probably similar in age to summarian ones....later on the summarian one gave later birth Evo Iahu (exalted dove) who was similar to the later greek Io (a moon nymph goddess (this time in the form of a cow)
The white dove was a form of the moon as it is how the ancient mariners referred to the moon as reflected in the water, and is a good omen as when it is a constant companion flying skimming over the waves then it is clear (this is the origin of the dove of the noah myth, the ark aspect of the noah myth is taken from the greek myth of Deaucalion (a calendrical) who also set out in a boat for a year and a day (to represent all aspects of a year, the ancients represented the seasons as animals, thus to represent the whole year various chimeras were portrayed, the iconography of deucalion (represented as a multibeast (of the whole year) looking out of the windows of his boat) gave rise to the noah ark myth.
etc etc (I can do this all day folks)
what physicists conjecture happened after the creation of the big bang.
One of the first things that happened....apart from massive expansion from a singularity, was a separation (or distinction) of the various forces that we know of electromagnetism and (is it weak neuclearic force)? and gravity and (strong?) nuclearic force? not sure of the exact split, but the idea is that two forces then existed which means that out of binary rather than a singularity more options become available and then these further split, until we have the basic forces (that we know of) that create the possibility of the formation of everything else that has manifested itself from the output of the big bang.
I think its a lot more metaphysical than the other greek creation myths and as it is a lot more primative then it is also purer (you will find many reworkings and evolutions of it joining in later myths (of course it is possible/probable that it in itself comes from evolutions of earlier stuff....but we dont have an intact earlier one, although the summarian is probably of similar age, I have knowledge of more primative (though not demonstably age wise) myths and understand the motivations for the creation of these, it is difficult for many modern minds in a normal state of rigid modern conciousness and scientific certainty to appreciate the motivation or reasons or benefits of myths to people who (for whatever reason) do not have a modern scientific methodical mind)