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Mythology is the study of whatever religious or heroic legends are so foreign to a students experience that he cannot believe them to be true Hence the English adjective mythical meaning incredible and hence the omission from standard European mythologies such as this of all Biblical narratives even when closely paralleled by myths from Persia Babylonia Egypt and Greece There are many numerous mythologies that existed The interesting part about them is their origin There some mythologies that are alike but out if them come different parts of the world and different time periods Three of the more prominent mythologies are Greek Norse and Egyptian all of which are more ancient and classic mythologies Egyptian Greek and Norse mythologies came from very different origins and time periods Although they are all unique in their own right they contained some very basic similarities such as structuring of certain important gods a dominance in ancient cultures and specific functions for their gods Some of their differences include their outlook on life their location in the world and the way they viewed their gods The view of Gods and Goddesses in Greek mythology was unique from Norse and Egyptian They were thought of as mortal like with similar behaviors as humans Gods possessed super human strengths with which they could bring pain or death to mortals or other gods and goddesses Greeks built many temples for the gods such as the Parthenon not as actions of worship but types of bribery or payment to a god The gods lived on Mt Olympus which was located in Greece rather than being separated in a faraway location as found in many other mythologies and religions Norse mythology compared to Egyptian and Greek had a much darker pessimistic view on life Its gods were humanlike in appearance but their behavior and beliefs were not They were either gods of good or evil Followers of the Norse mythology believed that those who
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