Do you have a personal mythology?

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  1. Eugene Hardy profile image60
    Eugene Hardyposted 7 years ago

    Do you have a personal mythology?

    And if so, what is it based on?

  2. msorensson profile image68
    msorenssonposted 7 years ago

    I do not have a personal mythology. I wish I could say I am that interesting, but I am not...

    1. Eugene Hardy profile image60
      Eugene Hardyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Howdy msorensson!

      I think all humans have one, but not all of us know our own mythology.  For those who do not know it is like an well written but unread book, full of unknown knowledge.

      But being human I could be wrong ;-)

    2. msorensson profile image68
      msorenssonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Eugene

  3. glenn wallace profile image71
    glenn wallaceposted 7 years ago

    I'm wondering if you mean in the theological sense, or in a more personal sense?

    I don't think many people have created whole pantheons, and creation myths... though being a writer I've half-started a few.

    But in a more personal sense, I think everyone has a "mythology of self" for lack of a better phrase. In my head I have this idea about who I am, and what my life's been like up until now. I even have some future hopes and dreams, which you could call my prophecies.

    Sometimes we lie to ourselves, and try to build up a "myth" version of the life we have.

    When something big happens in our lives it can shatter our personal mythology. I believe that I am going to live happily with my wife and raise my child... so if she divorced me tomorrow and took the kid, well then all my preconceived about my life will need a pretty serious rewrite.

    1. Eugene Hardy profile image60
      Eugene Hardyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      On a personal level.  Mine are mostly based on my dreaming.

  4. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I "believe" in the Rainbow Bridge where all pets go when they die. This is purely myth but a comforting one to those of us who have lost beloved pets to old age and illness.

  5. Jaggedfrost profile image75
    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    Are we basing this on the premise that one is living an illusion or that one is not grounded enough in reality to believe things about one's self that aren't true?  Either way the thought of creating myths in one's life when there are fare more important things to form one's life around seems a little unsound.

    1. Eugene Hardy profile image60
      Eugene Hardyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In terms of inner knowledge, or the interpretation and understanding dreams, formed by metaphors or story.  On these terms it is very sound, so I respectfully disagree.


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