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Someone here has ever thought about the origins of mythical creatures?

Could we as human beings, have discovered already every life on earth?

Nahual 4 June 27
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These are some images about it.

Nahual Level 4 July 1, 2019

Forgot.

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Have anyone here heard about the lwgwnd of the green kids? It is an English legend supposedly documented. Would be interesting if someone here share knowledge about this historic documented legend myth.

Nahual Level 4 July 1, 2019
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....I read a book by Joseph Cambell and he
explained alot of missing context for Myths.
I gather that far back in human history,
a myth or God stood for something that the society needed to thrive. Crop harvest; fertility
; and or taboos; social hierarchy;ect. They
were a method to keep the story going.
Also we still find animals(especially
insects ),but still no" magic,mythical,
make believe creatures.

BBJong Level 7 June 30, 2019
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The discovery of dinosaurs bones centuries/millennia ago probably lead to the legends of dragons, krachens, etc.

Heraclitus Level 8 June 28, 2019
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Stupid people describe fearsome dream images and feel a raccoon rattling their garbage pit a growling dragon in the dark....religion added these insane claims like talking snakes or apple trees that make you forbiddenly smart....just flush all that stupid shit down your toilet when you piss

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Superior beasts for heroes to fight in most cultural epics, exaggerated 'fisherman's' tales such as those told by Heroditus in his Histories (a great ride if you can be bothered!) Christian allegory from the Middle Ages i.e. Medieval Bestiaries.

And of course those revealed by excess of beer and mushrooms.

Geoffrey51 Level 8 June 27, 2019
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I think they are representations of ourselves as the extremes of our potential to behave good or bad. Right now I can't think of any good mythological creatures from ancient myth but I can't help thinking Christ is a good mythological creature from the not so distant past. Dragons, basilisks and creatures like that seem to me to be figments of our wonderful imaginations that were drawn into post-pagan mythology. These allegorical, metaphorical creatures are a tribute to our capacity to encapsulate ideas as archetypes and it is a real pity that the metaphor was converted into the literal during the Axial Age. I don't understand what seems to such a backward step but it's probably because I don't understand how humanity was developing its relationship with abstract thought at that time.

brentan Level 8 June 27, 2019
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No, we're not that smart.

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We're continually discovering new life forms, but none that defy the laws of nature. Mythical creatures remain mythological.

dan325 Level 7 June 27, 2019
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They did have booze and hallucinogens back then they were party people

bobwjr Level 9 June 27, 2019
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