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Mythology

Religion and mythology differ in but have overlapping aspect. Both terms refer to systems of concepts that are of high importance to a certain community, making statements concerning the supernatural or sacred. Generally, mythology is considered one component or aspect of religion. Religion is the broader term: besides mythological aspects, it includes aspects of ritual, morality, theology, and mystical experience. A given mythology is almost always associated with a certain religion such as Greek mythology with Ancient Greek religion. Disconnected from its religious system, a myth may lose its immediate relevance to the community and evolve—away from sacred importance—into a legend or folktale.

Author Interviews

Interview with Katharine Wibell

Katharine Wibell, author of the Incarn Saga, has graciously agreed to be interviewed this month! Even more graciously, she agreed to give us some …

George Washington admitting he chopped the cherry tree.

Exaggeration: History Becomes Myth

It was the Black Company series by Glen Cook that made me realize how often history becomes myth, exaggerated beyond meaningful belief. …

Battle of Kurukshetra from the Bhagavad Gita.

Religion & War in Myth Cycles

As I research background for my novel, I’ve noticed that many of the stories from which we’ve gained our understanding of ancient cultures have …