Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Religion and Mythology

Religion and Mythology have a tendency to be confused with each other. There has always been the debate around what constitutes Mythology and what would be classified as Religion. We believe that there is a clear distinction on these two elements. What we would like to establish is that our focus is not on the Religious aspects of Mythology. It is on the characters, their lives and stories that define a culture. 

Religion

Religion was invented to bring order in chaos

When different ruling classes or monarchs found it difficult to control their subjects they often used religion. The concept of one God was necessary bring all of the citizens under one belief system.

The concept of religion itself was introduced only with the advent of writing in the 16th and 17th century. This was when teachings of various “prophets” were put down in writing giving rise to books like the Quran and the Bible.

These writings were then manipulated to please the controlling figures of the time for their own vested interests.

Never miss an update

Mythology

Mythology chronicled ancient wisdom

Mythology was passed down from generation to generation to explain things like the creation of the world. It also talked about the people who lived before us and how we came to be what we are today. There were no rules but had traditions and rituals, some of which are still followed today.

Mythology was more about maintaining an archive of the history of a culture and the learnings are traditions associated with it. It tried to explain things that were beyond human understanding at that point in time.

Although some modern day religions rely heavily on ancient mythology, most of the ones that relied on Mythology are now extinct. Even cultures with very extensive mythologies have given them up to embrace a modern religion like the Egyptians and the Romans. Religion and Mythology have a place in todays modern world. It Helps us appreciate our past and also look forward into to the future with confidence.

Disclaimer: While it is the intention Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.
Disclaimer: While it is the intention Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.
Disclaimer: While it is the intention Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.
Disclaimer: While it is the intention Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.

Follow Us on
Youtube!

Prefer a more visual study of mythology? Head over to our YouTube Channel for more videos, interviews and snippets on all the different mythologies, characters, origin stories and much much more!

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive updates, promotions, and sneak peaks of upcoming products. Plus 20% off your next order.

Promotion nulla vitae elit libero a pharetra augue