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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:28 pm

Lord Simian wrote:The Szgany?


Indeed.

Carrie

Postby Carrie » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:28 pm

DaReekstah wrote:The Roma, yes. :lol:


Image

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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:34 pm

Carrie wrote:Image

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xaraan

Staff Writer

Postby xaraan » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:34 pm

Greek
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john lewis hawk

Founder of The Outhouse

Postby john lewis hawk » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:36 pm

Carrie wrote:Image

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I would hit that like the angry hand of Zeus/Jupiter!!!

jza1218

Postby jza1218 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:42 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Ancient Egypt WERE on the same level, and there is actually evidence of a bit of swiping between Egypt and Greece, if I'm not mistaken.

But there's the civilized world... and the "civilized" world I mentioned. The Romans didn't know much about the eastern civilizations like Egypt, I don't think, until after they were already worshipping the Greek Pantheon, which of course, had been widely spread throughout the mediterranean for who knows how long.


The Romans swiped from Egypt too. The story of Isis spread around most of the cultured world
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:43 pm

jza1218 wrote:The Romans swiped from Egypt too. The story of Isis spread around most of the cultured world


Also very true.

jza1218

Postby jza1218 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:46 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Also very true.


I dont understand why he didnt think Egyptian mythology was coopted elsewhere.

Egypt WAS occupied by the Greek and Roman empires in different points in history and both adopted parts of it as well
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:48 pm

jza1218 wrote:I dont understand why he didnt think Egyptian mythology was coopted elsewhere.

Egypt WAS occupied by the Greek and Roman empires in different points in history and both adopted parts of it as well


Have you read The Histories of Herodotus? He specifically talks at length about Egyptians and their Gods...

jza1218

Postby jza1218 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:51 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Have you read The Histories of Herodotus? He specifically talks at length about Egyptians and their Gods...


Nope. Maybe I should. I remember it from American Gods though
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:39 pm

The Egyptians stole their gods from the Hindus. They were in India and when they were on their way back to Egypt, they forgot a whole bunch of the names though.
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DeadFett

Outhouse Editor

Postby DeadFett » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:24 am

I prefer the Greek names for the gods.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:33 am

Greek.
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zombiemichaeljackson

rubber spoon

Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:36 am

jza1218 wrote:The Romans swiped from Egypt too. The story of Isis spread around most of the cultured world


I can't remember which specific Egyptian god it is(I think it was either Horus or Ra), but their story is pretty much identical to Jesus'.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:40 am

As far as Mythology goes, many stories from many different cultures tend to mirror one another. It's interesting to read Joseph Campbell on the subject, plus study as many different indigenous folktales and myths as possible (not just the obvious ones, but African, Aboriginal, Native American and Middle-Eastern as well).

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