Mythology is the base of religions?

Comparative study of mythology and religions discloses that a number of events narrated in religious Scriptures were famous during mythological period though Scriptures don't refer to them. Do you think that religions took feed from mythology?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Of course they did.

    In those days, they didn't distinguish between myth and history. When Utnapishtem survives the flood in the epic of Gilgamesh, that was not seen as part of a story. After all, Uruk was a real city, Gilgamesh was a real king, therefore the story of the flood had to be real.

    So when it came to write something like Genesis, they wrote "history" as closely as they could to the stories they knew.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • yes, several religions have catered from old pagan rituals and other ancient rituals.
    (for instance, Easter and Christmas in Christianity)
    I also find many similarities in the "stories" of different religions. they just have evolved into slightly different things and scriptures have been interpreted differently over the centuries.
    Yet somehow every religion still makes people think, theirs is the only true one. Crazy actually. Unnecessary

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    • True Christians don't celebrate pagan holidays

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    • Thanks. You know well religious scriptures, (Quran and Jesus).

    • @Sabretooth Indeed it is so.

What Guys Said 8

  • For some religions yes for others no.

    In some cases, some religions took from mythology or were born out of it in other cases some things in mythology stemmed from some religions. And in some cases neither is the case.

    Some examples would be.

    Ancient hero's like Hercules, Zeus and the Greek gods worshiped by the Greeks, actually stem from Christianity, specifically the fallen ages who laid with humans and gave birth to hybrids called nephilims these beings looked human but had supernatural durability, strength and agility were much bigger and taller then humans and also had the knowledge of the angels. There is evidence to support this from archeological digs and historians digging into ancient history and finding the connections between the two. And also evidence to support the nephilims existence such as skeletons found in areas where these hero's and gods were though to have died or been buried.

    Unicorns also stem from the bible and mythology but where as the unicorn is a magical horned horse in mankind's mythology in the bible the unicorn is just a flesh and blood creature a horned horse or bull or great strength and ferocity and there are several ancient extinct types of species of horned rhino, bull and horse that it could actually be.

    The mythological the thunder lizard that the Aztec's worshiped as a god is actually thought to be tyrannosaurs Rexs or some form of large dinosaur that survived the mass extinctions up into the Aztec's time period.

    Thunderbird also animal worshiped as a god, turns out it in one area it was a very, very, very large species of vulture big enough to carry off a human person, one was shot and killed in a old wild west town during the wild west era, and strung up high on one of the gates. In other areas it was a pterodactyl or some other form of very large flying dinosaur and due to some research done on their bones it is theorized that these birds actually flew straight into thunder/lighting clouds during storms, something about them being attracted to the electricity and that they could conduct electricity sort of like how an electric eel does. And sightings of them go as far back as ancient times and consistently persist even to this day.

    Actually quite fascinating when you get down to it.

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  • still accurate today: 2 Timothy 3:1-7: But know this, that in the last days+ critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power;+ and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

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  • That's a tough subject. Firstly, we need to know what the "mythological period" means.

    I personally think that religions were born of some common trait among people, regardless of origin. More specifically, a belief that everything was pre-determined and there is historical evidence in the Mesopotamian , ancient Egyptian and Mayan cultures to support that claim. Different people gave different names to the same supposed entities. But this supposition fails because the ancient Egyptians, for one, had many gods.

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  • naah i dont think that

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  • I think in a few hundred or thousand years, modern religions will be considered mythology and humanity will finally accept that there isn't a God or some super natural, omni- everything being, and we'll just accept science as the be all end all

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  • Religion is a mythology.

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  • Some religions do some are just made up while one is based on history

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  • Most of them, including the Christian mythology...

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What Girls Said 1

  • In some cases, yes. In others, no.

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