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The Romans and Greeks had their own distinct mythologies. Zeus was the king of gods in Greek mythology while in Roman it was Jupiter. What purpose did mythologies serve for them? Were Romans and Greeks sitting there in open sky like kids making up stories and fantasy figures all day long? These days we don't have any kind of mythologies. Well, I believe, in a way, we do have. Superman, Spiderman, He-Man, etc. Are they part of American mythology?
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Hi,

The Romans and Greeks had their own distinct mythologies. Zeus was the king of gods in Greek mythology while in Roman it was Jupiter. What purpose did mythologies serve for them? <<< for whom)?

Were Romans and Greeks sitting there in open sky <<< what does thsis mean? like kids making up stories and fantasy figures all day long? This part in italics does not seem to fit the first para in terms of register. Too low.

These days, we don't have any kind of mythologies. Well, I believe, in a way, we do have. Superman, Spiderman, He-Man, etc. don't say etc. if you want to use an essay-type format Are they part of American mythology?

I feel the register in this tends to drift a bit. Do you want formal of informal?

Have you consideredthepssibility of religion as a mythology for modern times?

Clive
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Definition of mythology:
The body of myths belonging to a culture. Myths are traditional stories about gods and heroes. They often account for the basic aspects of existence — explaining, for instance, how the Earth was created, why people have to die, or why the year is divided into seasons. Classical mythology — the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans — has had an enormous influence on European and American culture.

The myths were the basis of their religious beliefs. When the Romans conquered the Greeks, the Romans adopted the religion from the Greeks. However, they gave the important Greek gods and goddesses Roman names. Both civilizations built temples and places of worship dedicated to particular gods or goddesses. There were priests and priestesses who served at the temples.

They had codes of conduct based on their religion, for example, hubris was considered to be a sin. They also prayed to gods for assistance in defeating the enemy in war, or for favorable weather, etc.
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Thank you very much, Clive.
CliveThe Romans and Greeks had their own distinct mythologies. Zeus was the king of gods in Greek mythology while in Roman it was Jupiter. What purpose did mythologies serve for them? <<< for whom)?
For Greeks and Romans.
Clivein open sky <<< what does thsis mean?
Means 'in open air', 'in open space', 'sitting under some tree'.
Clive don't say etc. if you want to use an essay-type format
We don't use 'etc' when we are writing an essay, is this what you mean?
CliveI feel the register in this tends to drift a bit. Do you want formal of informal?
What does 'drift a bit' mean?
CliveHave you considered the possibility of religion as a mythology for modern times?
No, not really. Abrahamic religions are not part of that religious mythology. Hinduism does have many features of a mythology. It incorporates many mythical figures such as Ganesh, Kaali Maa and Hannuman. The same goes for Chinese religions.
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Hi,

Thank you very much, Clive.


Clive

“The Romans and Greeks had their own distinct mythologies. Zeus was the king of gods in Greek mythology while in Roman it was Jupiter. What purpose did mythologies serve for them? <<< for whom)?
For Greeks and Romans. Then you need to say so, explicitly. Greeks and Romans have not been mentioned previously. The words have only been used as adjectives to describe mythologies.


Clive

“in open sky <<< what does thsis mean? ”
Means 'in open air', 'in open space', 'sitting under some tree'. Say 'in the open air'.


Clive

“ don't say etc. if you want to use an essay-type format”
We don't use 'etc' when we are writing an essay, is this what you mean? Yes.


Clive

“I feel the register in this tends to drift a bit. Do you want formal of informal?



What does 'drift a bit' mean? Sometimes it seems to be fairly high, sometimes not. The register you are using is not consistent.


Clive

“Have you considered the possibility of religion as a mythology for modern times?”
No, not really. Abrahamic religions are not part of that religious mythology. You don't think God, Adam, Moses, etc. might be discussed as possibly mythical figures?

But that Superman can?

Hinduism does have many features of a mythology. It incorporates many mythical figures such as Ganesh, Kaali Maa and Hannuman. The same goes for Chinese religions.

Clive