Crash Course Mythology

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:47 am

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:30 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 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:18 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 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:25 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 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:29 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 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:28 pm

Monsters!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0T3gpfH_-w

Bonus points: It contains a definition of "monster" that includes a tiny bit of etymology. I love etymology!

Let's get a better etymology of the word, though: https://www.etymonline.com/word/monster

monster (n.)

early 14c., "malformed animal or human, creature afflicted with a birth defect," from Old French monstre, mostre "monster, monstrosity" (12c.), and directly from Latin monstrum "divine omen, portent, sign; abnormal shape; monster, monstrosity," figuratively "repulsive character, object of dread, awful deed, abomination," from root of monere "to admonish, warn, advice," from PIE *moneyo-, suffixed (causative) form of root *men- (1) "to think."

Abnormal or prodigious animals were regarded as signs or omens of impending evil. Extended by late 14c. to imaginary animals composed of parts of creatures (centaur, griffin, etc.). Meaning "animal of vast size" is from 1520s; sense of "person of inhuman cruelty or wickedness" is from 1550s. As an adjective, "of extraordinary size," from 1837. In Old English, the monster Grendel was an aglæca, a word related to aglæc "calamity, terror, distress, oppression."

Oh yeah, that's the stuff. :ears:
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:34 pm

Gord wrote:Monsters!!
A Canadian monster! The Wendigo. I didn't know that one.

The main point I got from that video is that monsters mostly exist, in mythology, because you can't have heroes unless you have monsters, for heroes to defeat. Fair enough.

I then thought about the old testament God, to think if Gods and monsters are sort of the same thing. Why didn't God have to defeat another monster to prove he was all powerful? Didn't God simply defeat humans who were the enemies of the Jewish tribes? When God caused the flood, to kill all humans, didn't that initially make him a monster?

I'm thinking that the old testament seems to contain a mix of Joseph Campbell's story lines for Gods, monsters and heroes, all mixed up together. I guess that's because that's what had to happen when the very early Jewish story tellers had make a single religious story from what were separate stories, that once did follow God, monster or hero story lines.

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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:33 pm

I thought everyone had heard of the Wendigo! There's even a Marvel villain named Wendigo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo_(comics)

He fought Wolverine, and once turned the Hulk into a Wendi-Hulk.
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Austin Harper » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:57 pm

I could have sworn I first heard of the Wendigo in 2004 while watching Wonderfalls but now I can't find anything about it. Is this one of his powers?
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Re: Crash Course Mythology

Postby Gord » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:35 pm

Yes. Yes it is.
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