taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Okami / draw a circle and get praise)
So I was thinking about a post regarding a couple of Epic Mythology Romances~ where the man really pisses me off, but then I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] lepluvium and got a better idea.

Let's go Japanese today, and we're particularly going to talk about youkai. Yup, the folklore monsters on crack!

They did the monster mash! )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Stock / sea turtle)
Oh man, my paid LJ account is expiring soon!

Also, I promise I'll reply to your comments in other posts soon. I've been really lazy...

Not a lot to say, besides that I watched The Avengers the other day and had a blast! I'm not sure if I'll make a post about it, but it's really hard to move on with this movie because Tumblr won't shut up about it. And I don't even follow Avengers-centric blogs! This fandom is eating everything up, even the mythology tag. Which brings us to today's post, kinda.

Because I realized that if I start talking about Norse myths now, people who have no idea but watched Avengers and/or Thor will be confused as fuck. So I'm not going to make a long list of differences between mythology and Marvel movies, as you can google it if you want. But I'm bringing a graphic of relationship differences that will be useful.

Not exactly family trees; you can google for those too )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Klavier / rock this legal system)
Okay, okay, I swear that this time I'll make a post about something nicer. Here is a story that has a happy ending or at least it's happy if you're not the random old guy who saw it all. This is one of my favorite myths because the main character not only is a trickster, he actually gets away with it without a scratch and gets his life made because of his trolling. If you've read tales with more traditional tricksters (Loki, Coyote, Anansi, etc.) you'll be aware that it's a rare occurrence. Even Bugs Bunny loses sometimes. This awesome dude only loses when he lets you win.

This is the only story where Hermes of the Greco-Roman pantheon gets the leading role. They probably were too scared to let him be main character again when he got older, so from now on he's only the best support character. But that's a topic for another day, how Hermes is such a strange trickster. For now, let's go on with the story.

Turnabout Cattle )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Default)
Nope, I haven't forgotten! I've just been sick lately and I wasn't feeling geeky enough to do it. I was going to make more graphics too, but in the end I thought it was too bleagh of an idea. So anyway, here's the disgusting conclusion to the Norse creation myth.

Warnings: bit of gore again, dwarf bashing, lack of cheerful LEGO

More Ymir products and the Nine Worlds )

So anyway, welcome to anyone who came here to read this posts. I hope you enjoy them or learn something from this mess :D
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Stock / Wings on your feet)
Since you guys seemed more interested in learning Norse, we'll go focus on a bit of Norse too. So let's go with the beginning, literally the beginning. Creation myth!

Warnings and triggers: A bit of gore and gratuitous violence, sweaty armpits, and cows with a licking fetish.

The original Song of Ice and Fire )
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Okay, since this is pretty much dead and I miss having something to say, I'll emulate [livejournal.com profile] lil_1337 and do this challenge.




{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


My theme will be 100 curious things about mythology because I'm a nerd.

Next post will be the start.

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