Thursday, October 26, 2017

One of these myths is not like the other

1) Miscellaneous Myths: Amaterasu and the Cave
Overly Sarcastic Productions
25 Oct. 2017

2) Miscellaneous Myths: Fionn Mac Cumhaill
Overly Sarcastic Productions
5 Oct. 2017

The first one is acted out among gods, and it is difficult to know how men could have heard about it.

The second was acted out on Ireland just a little before St Patrick arrived. One of its main characters was baptised by St Patrick.

There is however an interesting case:

3) Miscellaneous Myths: Epic Of Mwindo
Overly Sarcastic Productions
30 June 2017

I believe the last one could be entirely made up despite being among men. That magic flyswat sounds very suspicious.

But, the first one is no difficulty at all in being made up, since it is placed among gods. There is very little in the Bible (if we look at total mass of historic parts, as distinct from prophetic or doctrinal or poetic) which would be in this way unknowable.

This is the point why, when parts of Bible are compared right and left to Iliad and Odyssey, I say Iliad and Odyssey (except parts set among gods*) is arguably historic too.

As to the very intriguing case of the Epic of Mwindo, I have asked around per mail to the part of Kongo-Kinshasa where it is set (or was it Kongo as a Commie country?) and got no answer on whether Mwindo is connected to other men, like his son or grandson ruling same tribe after him and they recalling the names of these and so on.

That said, if the story of Amaterasu in the cave involves a long night, it could be inspired by Joshua's long day - which obviously was on some parts of Earth, instead, a long night. The geographic meridian which sees the limit would be in China, I figured out.

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Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
Vigil of Sts Simon and Jude

* Definitely the parts with no men, set among only gods. Possibly also where Ulysses is alone with goddesses and monsters.

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