Comparative mythology


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Anyone want to have a discussion on commonalities of mythology; such as the idea of the heroes journey made popular by Joseph Campbell. Or the idea that god or the gods or other aspects of mythology is human centered as in the quote attributed to Xenophanes; “If oxen and horses and lions had hands and were able to draw with their hands and do the same things as men, horses would draw the shapes of gods to look like horses and oxen would draw them to look like oxen, and each would make the gods bodies have the same shape as they themselves had.” Or the idea that cultures share and trade myths with each other throughout time and that myth changes over time and if that change is heading in any directions.