Encyclopedia Mythica
July 22, 2000 5:19 PM   Subscribe

Encyclopedia Mythica - An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend.
posted by y0bhgu0d (9 comments total)
Heh. Not bad, but nothing you couldn't get from a couple of good library books with a lot more detail. Still, it's good to see a place like it at all on the web. I may have to link to it.
posted by Ezrael at 5:55 PM on July 22, 2000

While I applaud the effort, the information is very, very basic, Classics 101 type stuff.
posted by kristin at 7:41 PM on July 22, 2000

heh, i guess i should have looked at more than just the norse stuff before posting huh :o)
posted by y0bhgu0d at 8:20 PM on July 22, 2000

I don't think it that basic. After all, it's sadly true that many people do not know any of this. I personally was not so familiar with the Ashtoreth/Astarte connection.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 9:01 PM on July 22, 2000

Oh really. You know all of this? Please! Don't make me poop on you!
posted by EngineBeak at 9:42 PM on July 22, 2000

great thing this encyclopedia!
posted by loGeek at 1:15 AM on July 23, 2000

I spent most of the night thumbing through it all.... it's awesome! Okay... it's pretty good.

The Grim Reaper has scared the shit out of me ever since I saw "Metropolis" on tv as a kid. Figures, it's got a picture of him in the entry. Just what I needed to see at 3:30 AM....

My prediction: Religious Fundamentalists (AKA "Zealous Nuts") are gonna hit the roof when they find out all of the stories in the Bible are listed as "Judaic Myths". Anybody here know how to make a "Golem"? Just curious....
posted by CyberPal at 8:22 AM on July 23, 2000

Well, one way is to write the Aleph on a piece of sacred paper and insert it into the mouth of the clay statue while carving Kaph, the sigil for life and death from the Tree of Life, upon the clay of his forehead.
posted by Ezrael at 8:33 AM on July 23, 2000

Oh and EngineBeak? You really haven't ever been to my page, huh? Yeah, I knew just about all of that. I even know that Xipe Totec was the diety that so nauseated Cortez that he threw up during one of the ritual flayings...and then killed all the priests. Bad idea to piss Cortez off.
posted by Ezrael at 8:36 AM on July 23, 2000

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