Talk:Comparative mythology

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Moved some material to Mythology[edit]

After having added the "Interpretations of myth" section myself, I've finally decided that it belongs more in the general Mythology article. Many of the theories mentioned in that section have nothing particularly "comparative" about them, besides the fact that the theorists who came up with them obviously read a lot of different myths. Anyhow, this article should focus more on specific similarities between different mythologies and interpretations of those similarities. That's what "comparative mythology" is all about. --Phatius McBluff (talk) 06:48, 21 June 2008 (UTC)


This is a good start, but I do not think it is a B quality article. However, I don't think it makes much difference right now whether it is B or C. Each of the existing sections needs to be expanded. Many short paragraphs in one article is inelegant. Citations are good.Diotemaheartsphilosophy (talk) 20:29, 1 April 2009 (UTC)Diotema

Similarities between the 8 Trigrams of the I Ching and the third-generation of Gods given by Hesiod in Theogony.[edit]

I've long noticed a link between these two creation accounts, or myths, or sets of Jungian archetypes (call 'em what you will). Their individual attributes are remarkably similar and both systems seem to be trying to describe the forces in nature (including human nature). Anyway, it seems to me like:

Parents: Gaia = 坤 kūn (receptive/field), and Uranus (maybe Kronos is better fit?) = 乾 qián (creative force heaven/sky).

The daughters: Hestia = 離 lí (fire), Demeter = 兌 duì (joy/fertility), Hera = 巽 xùn (penetrating wind).
The sons: Hades = 艮 gèn (mountain), Poseidon = 坎 kǎn (water), Zeus = 震 zhèn (thunder).

Did these two proto-scientfic systems evolve independently, or were these cultures in contact? If anyone has studied this, I'd love to know more!
Hillbillyholiday81 (talk) 19:50, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

primordial chaos monster[edit]

Under the section "Some mythological parallels" how about "primordial chaos monster"?


Just granpa (talk) 00:57, 19 September 2013 (UTC)


The titanomancy part only talks about greek, indian and asian cultures, wich are share the same territory, being the greeks decendants of indians and mesopotamian being in the middle. it should talk about OTHER cultures too, like norse mythology or american mythology. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:13, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

See also templates[edit]

I noticed all {{See also}} links are located at the bottom of each section, which struck me as odd compared to the style used for the rest of Wikipedia, is this some local decision or personal preference? --PLNR (talk) 03:47, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

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Undue Emphasis on Campbell[edit]

Regarding the presence of undue emphasis on Campbell, see this discussion. :bloodofox: (talk) 21:17, 13 February 2018 (UTC)