What is Mythology?
Did you ever wonder why there are stars in the sky? Do you ever want to know why there is fire on Earth? If you do, then youre not alone. The ancient Greeks and Romans were puzzled by these questions. To answer them, they invented what we know today to be myths. In other words, they created and passed on stories about gods and goddesses to answer their questions. These gods and goddesses were their idols and were worshipped.
Stories like these were created all over the world- in the Americas by the natives, in Asia and Egypt, and even in Europe by the Celts and the Norsemen. These myths were told by storytellers and passed down through generations for hundreds of years before they were written down. The myths to people in ancient days were like true stories. They were carefully preserved. Still, these myths became kind of like a game of "telephone". (To play the game, a group of people sit in a circle formation. One person whispers something to the next person. This person repeats the first persons words to the person next to him. In this way, the sentence travels through the circle. When it gets back to the first person, it is sometimes a completely different thing. Some of the words may have been changed to mean totally different things. This happens because of miscommunications or misunderstandings.) It would be extremely hard to keep a story the same word for word for a thousand years or more, after all.
That is how the myths we are familiar with today were created. They took thousands of years to develop into their present state. They are regarded as masterpieces of literature. They have shaped cultures and worlds. On our web-site, you can see what some of these stories are for yourself.