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[ERROR] No.27660401 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

/tg/ I come to you asking for help.

I come to you asking your help for building religions and/or a general mythos the setting

what are some books or sources to brush up on mythology (Greeco-Roman/Norse would be fine but In particular I'm looking for Celtic, hindu and Tengri)

And practices of more organized religion like zoroism, Islam (i'd like a TL;DR version though, I'd rather not read the whole of the Q'uron) I've combed over Wikipidea and its helped quite a bit but i'd like something more in depth.

Thanks in advance.

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Bumping with Creepy stuff and character art.

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>>27660401
Are you drunk? Just a little?

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>>27660471

not that im aware of

>> No.27660498

>>27660401
d'aulaires book of greek myths is a must read for all Greek mythology. Also remember gods are dicks

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>>27660489
>Greeco
>zoroism
>Q'uron
>Wikipidea
Not even a little tipsy?

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>>27660401
>Norse would be fine

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poetic-Edda-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0199538387/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1381342704&sr=8-5&keywords=edda

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>>27660401
>Tengri

Ive been taught a bit about that in elementary school but it was so long ago...I dont remember shit.

>> No.27660531

>>27660500
Just terribly dyslexic

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>> No.27660597

From an anthropological standpoint, most of the values expressed in a religion are cultural values expressed in the society, itself. It's like how Jews made certain foods non-kosher basically because they weren't always safe to eat, like shellfish and pork, which can easily spoil and cause food poisoning.

Religion, in this way, can not only be used to spread spiritual philosophy but also social law and order.

Use that to your advantage.

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>>27660597

Noted, thanks.

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I was playing a mod for medieval 2 (computer game) And along the play through i found a reference to this " Book of creeds and cults" done by some arab.

It's supposed to give an unpartial look at the religions in Europe of the 12th century.

so maybe you can look into that, if it's not too much work.

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>>27660689

hmm, google Search isn't bringing up anything really, care to elaborate a bit?

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>>27660729
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Milal_wa_al-Nihal

sorry, the name was not precise

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>>27660772
its cool, thanks man

>> No.27660791

>>27660597
Interesting to note that Sikhism forbids the consumption of meat killed in ritual slaughter specifically so that their followers would be kept at odds with the Muslims and Jews.

Sikhism itself was created to help the Punjabi people fight against Islamic occupation and is an interesting example of a relatively young, "artificially created" religion.

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bumpan

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>> No.27662229

The only answer to this is to actually read, watch, listen, whatever to a wide variety of sources.

Most people on /tg/ just read shitty fantasy novels.

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>>27662229

honestly /tg/ is pretty much the only board i could ask where i would get half way decent answers,

Any thing in particular you could suggest? authors, books...

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>>27662363
Everything.

>> No.27662410

heres what you do. build a world, build people and animals, then when your done with that go about spreading conflicting myths about different gods.

tell only ONE group the truth, that you the trickster god made all so you wouoldnt be bored and so you could spread mischief for all time.

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>>27662380


BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN, FATHER

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