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Although people of all countries, eras, and stages of civilization have developed myths that explain the existence and workings of natural phenomena, recount the deeds of gods or heroes, or seek to justify social or political institutions, the myths of the Greeks have remained unrivaled in the Western world as sources of imaginative and appealing ideas. Poets and artists from ancient times to the present have derived inspiration from Greek mythology and have discovered contemporary significance and relevance in Classical mythological themes.
 
The mythology area is divided in 6 geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Selecting any continent below will display the mythologies in that particular area.
 
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
 
Bulfinch's Mythology-The Age of Fable
Poseidon weather control and it's time for some sun.[1]

The mythology area is divided in 6 geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Selecting any continent below will display the mythologies in that particular area.

African Mythology
The entire African continent including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Angola, Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Kenya, South Africa and many others
 
The Mami Wata tradition is strongly associated with all matters involving spirit and psychic phenomena, including divination and spiritual healing. Worship practices for these deities vary, but in some branches of the tradition depending on the deity, it might involve for some initiates of wearing the colors red and white (sacred to some Mami Wata’s deities) and dancing until seized by their particular Mami Wata deity, popularly known as spiritual possession.
Mami Wata[2]

Americas Mythology 
The American continent. The area contains North America (including Native America, Inuit), Mesoamerica (Maya, Aztec), South America (Inca), and the West Indies/Carribean (Voodoo).
 
In Aztec religion, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Nahuatl for "Lord of the Dawn"; is the god of the planet Venus, the morning star. Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was considered a dangerous and malevolent god, and was associated with Quetzalcoatl.
 
 
Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli [3]

Asian Mythology
Asia and Asia Minor/Middle East (eastern part of Russia, India, Tibet, Indonesia, China, Korea, Israel, Iran (Persia), Mesopotamia, etc.) It includes major religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam
 
Vishnu , is the Supreme God in Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. Smarta followers of Adi Shankara, among others, venerate Vishnu as one of the five primary forms of God. He is exalted as the highest god in Hindu sacred texts like the Taittiriya Samhita and the Bhagavad Gita 
 
Four-armed Vishnu, Pandya Dynasty, 8-9th century [4]

European Mythology
The European countries, including Norse, Celtic, and Classical mythology (Greek and Roman). It also contains the western part of Russia.
 
Greek mythology is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. They were a part of religion in ancient Greece.
Achilles killing a Trojan prisoner in front of Charon [5]

Oceania Mythology
The collective name for the islands scattered throughout most of the Pacific Ocean. It consists of Australasia (with Australian Aboriginal), Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.
 
Hina [6]
Hina (literally “girl”) is the name of several different goddesses and women in Polynesian mythology. In some traditions, the trickster and culture hero Maui has a wife named Hina, as do the gods Tane and Tangaroa.

Other Mythologies
Some of the mythologies covered in this area are: Christian, Hittite, Indonesian, Khmer, Lithuanian, Madagascan, Melanesian, Micronesian, Slavic, Syrian, Tibetan, and many others.

 

 
 
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References
 
1. Flicker-Poseidon--Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved-8/1/2009
2. Wikimedia Commons-Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License-retrieved 8/1/2009
3. Wikimedia Commons-Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli -Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License-retrieved 8/1/2009
4, Wikimedia Commons-Vishnu-Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License-retrieved 8/1/2009
5 Wikimedia Commons-Achilles-Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License-retrieved 8/1/2009 
6. Wikimedia Commons-Hina- Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License-retrieved 8/1/2009
 
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