Crash Course Mythology

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:26 pm

#4 already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlFVFRkEfwo

These seem to be coming along pretty fast.
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:24 am

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"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:23 pm

Wrapping up the section on creation myths:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6f1-nEjDdM
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:00 pm

Time for some pantheons up in da hizzy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcQ-6Zd1638
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:32 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:54 pm

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:47 am

They are a good series of videos, Gord. I saw that they sell merchandising to raise money. I don't think Pyrrho would mind that I have linked to their merchandising page below.
https://store.dftba.com/collections/crashcourse

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:43 am

Who sells what now for when?
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Wed May 03, 2017 1:04 am

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed May 03, 2017 2:00 am

So Gord..... As you hold the virtues of wisdom and self control does that mean you pray to the Norse Goddess Snotra?

Why did you pick Snotra? :D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snotra

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Wed May 03, 2017 4:28 am

No, I think they've got the Norse pantheon all messed up. But that's a long story.

Basically, I think Snotra is mentioned only once or twice, and only by people who gave her that name because she was wise (since the word "snotra" meant "wisdom".) It might even be merely the embodiment of a quality within a goddess-form for the purpose of poetry -- in other words, the goddess didn't actually exist, it was merely a way to express Wisdom as an objective quality.
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sun May 14, 2017 6:23 am

Afri-can't? Oh no my friend, Afri-CAN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2se_zimj40
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun May 14, 2017 11:29 pm

Gord wrote:Afri-can't? Oh no my friend, Afri-CAN!


OK. That was fun and interesting. I sort of wondered if there was going to be some similarities between West African gods and North African (Egypt) gods, but nothing popped up In fact all the West African gods were ex-humans while North African gods include animal spirit gods. I can't think of any reason why. I sort of understand that Egypt is isolated geographically from Africa but then why do you get Hindu gods spread across geographically separated locations like India and Indonesia. I guess what I should be looking for is any evidence of trade between Egypt and the rest of Africa around the time of the old kingdom.

I'm enjoying these videos.

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Wed May 17, 2017 4:45 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:...all the West African gods were ex-humans....

I...don't think that's true?

This episode was concentrating on the Orishas of the Yoruba people: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orisha

Orisha are said to have existed in the spiritual world, or Astral plane (òrun) or lived as human beings in the planetary world, or physical plane (ayé). Others are said to be humans who are recognized as deities due to extraordinary feats.

Some of them were humans, some were spirits who lived as humans.

An example of the second kind of Orisha would be Ogun, who was "a primordial Orisha who first appeared as a hunter named Tobe Ode. He was the husband of Oya. He is said to be the first Orisha to descend to the realm of Ile Aiye ("Earth"), to find suitable place for future human life. In some traditions he is said to have cleared a path for the other gods to enter Earth using a metal ax and with the assistance of a dog. To commemorate this, one of his praise names, or oriki, is Osin Imole or the 'first of the primordial Orisha to come to Earth'."

An example of the fist kind of Orisha would be Shango, who was "historically a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the third Alafin (king) of the Oyo Kingdom prior to his posthumous deification." The Oyo Kingdom was established circa 1300 and lasted until 1896, in the area of Benin and Nigeria:

Oranyan, the first oba (king) of Oyo, was succeeded by Oba Ajaka, Alaafin of Oyo. Ajaka was deposed, because he lacked Yoruba military virtue and allowed his sub-chiefs too much independence. Leadership was then conferred upon Ajaka's brother, Shango, who was later deified as the deity of thunder and lightning.
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Mon May 22, 2017 1:17 am

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Wait. How do I insert a video again? I forget?!? HOW CAN I FORGET!?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blFaiB5kj6I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blFaiB5kj6I

I'll just do everything I can think off, that should fix things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blFaiB5kj6I
There. Do any of those work for anyone? :mrgreen:
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon May 22, 2017 2:17 am

Gord wrote: Wait. How do I insert a video again? I forget?!? HOW CAN I FORGET!?!

Who are you and why are you posting on our forum!!!!!

(The first video did not link. The second two videos are fine.)

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Mon May 22, 2017 5:42 am

Yeah, I remembered how to do it, like, ten seconds later when I posted another video in another thread.

Weird how the old brain works, innit.
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