Log in

myths of this world's Journal
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in myths of this world's LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
5:14 am

.it's a wonderful town.

In December 2010, it began. New York City was the epicenter and gods and mortals of bygone days were drawn there. Shadows of their former selves, not all remembered who they were and none knew that their lives had become playthings for Khaos.

In March 2012, following who knows what manner of tug of war (because it is always, always a game), our gods and goddesses, our nymphs and our angels, our mortals and, yes, even our mythical animals were returned to New York City.

They do say it's the city that never sleeps. It is only natural that the city's puppet-master never sleeps, either.

You can try to break the cycle but whether you're Odin All-Father or Zeus Thunderer, whether you're a Queen of Hell or a Queen of Sparta, you will fail. Settle in, instead, and learn to roll with the punches.

Applications open; 8th (23:59 EST) - 16th (23:59 EST) every month.

Mythopoeics started in Dec. 2010 over at livejournal! For previous events, shenanigans and such please look over at our livejournal communities.

extra slot requesthiatusdropsmod box

eventszurvan infocontactslocationsresources
Friday, January 6th, 2012
10:41 am
I hope this is ok but if it is not: please, delete my post!

I was wondering if anyone knew about some retelling/media about the Mabinogion (I'm actually referring to the Four Branches of the Mabinogi). I am looking for movies (even if only some characters of the Mabinogion appear), documentaries, novels, comics etc.
I already know the albums/songs by Heather Dale and Elin Fflur. I also read Mabinogion (Evangeline Walton) and The Chronicles of Prydain (Lloyd Alexander).

Thank you for your attention : D
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
9:01 pm

Прозорливый Николай Носов
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
10:30 pm

.old gods never die. they simply get recycled.
You all know their myths, when they were influential and absolute, but what comes around goes around - karma came knocking at their doors and these Gods died. Subjected to a higher power, they have lived again, and again - only shadows of their former selves. God shells with only a fraction of their original power. They bleed and die like mortals, but are not quite that.

Christian, Celtic, Greek and Norse deities reborn as mortals and living in 2010, some remember their past, some do not but in this day and age knowledge is power. Welcome to NYC, cosmopolitan capital of the world, here they are gathering - gods, monsters, heroes- they all feel the calling of something but no one is quite sure of what.
Apps & Reserves- Open. Game start 15 DEC.
extra slot requesthiatusdropsmod box

profileOOCevents listcontactslocations

header banner credit
Friday, April 16th, 2010
4:41 pm
Circle of earth
Dear scholars and students,

I have a question about the nature of the concept of the circle of earth (heaven), which we find in Old English under the name ymbhwyrft (simply circle) and in Old Norse under heimskringla (as in the name for Snorri's famous book).
Could you please think of the ways this concept may have originated? Does it have anything to do with Christianity, or possibly Greek philosophy? I am reasonably sure that this is not part of the Germanic pagan world model.

Thank you!

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
8:28 pm
Dear all, I've been wondering about this: have any of you, in your work/reading on mythology, come across the motive of the bull and four springs?
The symbolism of the bull and the springs in their separate contexts is well attested, but do you know of a context where these occur TOGETHER?
Thanks for your kind advice, Mel.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
6:46 pm
a new book - Living Myth: Exploring Archeytpal Journeys
Over the last few years I’ve explored the difference between myths (which are how cultures teach their members to be good members of them) and archetype (how people actually live the stories of mythic figures).

An important example is that of Lilith. The mythology we’ve had handed down to us (if we’ve gotten anything on her at all) says that if you live part of Lilith’s story, you’ll be punished for it. This kind of culture thrives when everyone submits to its order and control requirements, so if you stand up for yourself and assert equality, the culture says, things are going to be hard for you. So you shouldn’t bother. Which teaches people to disregard an important part of themselves, which leads to distortion of our true natures and all sorts of health issues on all levels.


Read more...Collapse )


Thursday, January 7th, 2010
11:57 pm


В моем журнала вы сможете  найти книги по искусству, спорту, русской литературе,  а также букинистические издания и издания издательства ACADEMIA. Также вы сможете оставить заявку на поиск необходимой вам книги,  поиск осуществляется по базе и он бесплатен  заказы оставлять на емейил  torgovecknig@gmail.com.  Всю необходимую информацию, а также фото и цену вы можете запросить по  емейлу  torgovecknig@gmail.com.

Наличие книг не ограничено этим списком и приближается к отметки почти в двое меньшей чем все книги на озоне, наличие любой книги вы можете узнать по емейлу.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
5:11 pm
Hi - I do a lot of work with Lilith, both in retelling the myth to support folks in letting go of the demonization of the feminine, and with counseling clients working with issues relating to Lilith - domination, abuse, having to leave home/family, making peace with the wild feminine within, etc.

I thought I'd post some links to things in case anyone here's interested. There's some astrology here, as that's my main gig, but there's a lot of useful info for those not into it or not exposed to it.

An article on my site laying out my thoughts on her:

An audio interview:

An article in the magazine of the South Africa Astrological Association, on Lilith and Lucifer as shadow archetypes we can learn to look at and live with - "Seeing In The Dark":

A handful of blog posts on Lilith: http://tdjacobs.com/blog/?cat=4

And finally, I offer an astrological natal report all about Lilith - looking at yours in your birth chart. It can be ordered via my site, http://tdjacobs.com.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
6:50 pm
I was wondering if there are any legends similar to the Wendigo found in South/Central American mythos. If so, what do Quetzal birds have to do with it?

Thanks for any help.

X-Posted to my LJ.

Current Mood: curious
Monday, April 21st, 2008
10:03 pm
Lots of new creatures this month! :)

Thursday, April 17th, 2008
4:42 pm
[Seeking any and all fandom characters to join]
contineoa multifandom greek roleplay
"Contineo; hold together, keep together, connect, join."
PLOTWelcome to Ancient Greece; The world of lust, power, and honor. The world from fairytales, where the men are the manliest and the women are sultry. A world where griffins and minotaurs roam the plains and the Gods are as real as you or I. And who lives in this magnificent place? The Spartans, for one; The Persians and Greeks and many more. Greece is also home of Mount Olympus; The citadel of the gods. Upon the summit of this citadel, the gods discuss a deeply troubling issue...

Someone has opened Pandora's Box, the legendary chest of unspeakable power. No one knows who, but strange things are happening...

With dark clouds gathering, and the Persians prepared to invade Sparta, portals from the sky are summoning the souls of hundreds of wayward beings from every universe. Past, future, space, the very darkness itself; and all are summoned with only one explanation; Fight for the glory of Sparta. Defend the honor of oneself and one's world; for if the Persians discover and claim Pandora's Box, they will conquer all worlds. And no one wants that, do they?

With the odds stacked against Sparta, this could be a long war. And unfortunately, you're in it for the long haul...

Whether you're ready or not.
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
5:23 pm
Premise . Rules . Taken/Available Characters . Application . Questions/Comments
Set to open mid-May!

From the outsiders perspective, Mount Olympus University is just your average American college. Located in Washington State, just outside of Seattle, it attracts a variety of students from across the country. But what those off of the campus don't see, is the behaviors taken on by both students and staff while on the campus. It seems that the name of the school isn't the only thing related to the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece. Strange things have been happening to the students there. They've taken on the traits of those deities who ruled Mount Olympus in Greece. Zeus, Athena, Apollo, they're all finding themselves reincarnated in modern American society.

Basically, this is a college rpg, with the added twist of Greek mythology. You pick a god or goddess, and model your student around them. For example, Apollo's reincarnation is a big fan of the arts and a music major. Take the aspects that make sense, and humanize them.

olympus_rpg . olympus_ooc . olympus_mod
Layout profile code thanks to ReversesCollide
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
2:06 pm
Intro post

I'm Nikki, an actress/writer/myth junkie.  I collect mythology books.  So far, I have stuff from everywhere except most of central/south america, greek, rome and egypt.

I love reading and comparing myths and fairy tales from all over the world... and yes, I'll eventually get the greek and roman books.  Just so you know, I have almost a hundred books of mythology from the rest of the world.

I'm going to enjoy this community, and I'm sure I'll learn a lot!  (I'm reading 'African Myths of Origin' right now)
8:35 am
You must read this. It is about Draconian/Saurian conspiracy. While you have been sleeping, this is what your biatch Discordia has been up to. :
8:35 am
If you would like to make Allah cry, chant mantras and do breath-counting exercises. Any polysyllabic mantra chanted outloud or within one's mind, constantly, will be fit for this purpose.
And say "Shankar" once a day
P.S. "If you see Allah on a road, just say: I am not afraid of you, no no no I am not."
Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
12:38 am
The truth, a little 2 late
Turns my evil sister has been lying a little. She is a Jihad Goddess. Supports no religion but Jihad. Captain Clark is some Saudi prince. 23 is an unlucky number, and 17 lucky, but only just. She did not start Discordian religion, she stole it from me and from Universal Reason. She does not like Zen-buddhists, she kills them in Tibet for bringing enlightenment into this world.

In short, do not trust Eris.

I foyu want to learn more current mythology, contact me through this blog. UI cannot tell a lot, but maybe a tiny bit.. 
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
11:06 pm
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
4:14 am
I've just tripped over her on the about.com Sheela-na-gig page.
"Many closely resemble ancient Viking figures of a creator goddess Ormgudinna."
It's not a name I recall coming across, Google isn't being amazingly helpful (Web Results 1 - 22 of 22 English pages; Image Results 1 - 20 of about 56), and WikiP doesn't recognise the name at all.

Anyone got any interesting info. on her, or is what's in the about.com article pretty much all there is?

[Xposted from my LJ to Lokeans, NFP, URP variants, folklore and mythology - apologies if you get all of them.]

ETA: The thread I started on this in folklore appears to be getting somewhere, should anyone else be interested.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, February 22nd, 2008
12:04 pm
Greetings! What a great group! Happy to be on board. Researching myths has been a passion of mine since I was young. As long as I can remember I used to go straight for the folklore/mythology section at the library or book store. I like in particular a lot of the more obscure legends and while I am not writing a book or anything of that sort, I always find it interesting to keep notes on anything regarding the myth of Lilith (call it a hobby or an obsession). I write a lot of poetry and some of the better ones are up on my page if you care to check. Thanks for having me here and I'll try to help out with information and my perspectives whenever needed. Cheers! 
[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com