Some issues I need help with.

Discussion in 'Ancient History and Mythology' started by Relinas, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Relinas

    Relinas New Member

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    Let me just qualify everything I about to say with this:

    I'm insanely ignorant of Pre-chrisitian lore and myths. So anything I say that is found offensive, I plead ignorance and apologize for it.

    Also I know there's a greco-roman forum but this is more of mixture of questions from all over the world.

    These are my sources, please help me expand them:
    Everything I know about Chinese Dragon myths
    Chinese dragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Everything I know about Wolf myths in Roman...myths

    Romulus and Remus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Rostam had a mace in that had a bull head and it bit people(making it hands down the coolest weapon ever, in my opinion) I own a copy of a French translation of the Shahnameh.

    So what I need and my questions are this:

    What specific myths are there about Chinese Dragons, and maybe them going to War?

    What other wolf myths are there in Roman lore?

    What are the dominant animals legends in:
    Aztec
    Mayan
    Ancient Russia
    And African( pre-islam central africa)

    Stories about them is what I'm looking for and how they interacted. Hero stories are preferred. I am still searching myself, but I stumbled on this forum and peaked around a bit and it seems you guys know a lot about this, so I decided to pick your brains.
     
  2. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    I'm not exceedingly familiar, but I believe it is the Aztec who have the long tradition of Quetzlcoatl (sp?), a feathered flying serpent. Also, if you look at the Mexican flag there is a golden eagle with a snake in its claw. That is taken from the story behind the founding of Mexico City.

    I can't say what the dominant animal legends are in central Africa, but one that still intrigues me is mokele mbembe, a rumoured giant reptile.
     
  3. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    123 is correct with Aztec... The feathered serpent... Quetzalcoatl would most likley be the main "dominant" animal legend. also was known to the Mayans too as Kukulan. The russians.... Does a Mermaid count? lol... Also a winged dog named Simargl... African... What area?? lol... Many tribes... Many different lores.... Are you looking at a particular tribe?

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    How rude... Sorry... WELCOME TO THE FORUMS BUDDY!
     
  4. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    Indeed, where are my manners?

    Welcome to CR Relinas!
     

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