MythologyI have always been fascinated by the Greek / Roman mythology, so full of adventures and stories that seem in one way or another bring a different point of view to our own times. The Gods were feeling entities, capable of amazing love and unequal hatered. Beasts reflecting our deepest fears and creatures able to inspire stories over the centuries have been at the core of their mythology which i can never get enough of.
The Norse mythology is another that holds a great deal of interest for me because of its unique take on many things. Odin foresaking his eye to see into the future, thus insuring that he would never be able to do it again. The rivalry between Loki and Thor and so many other legends such as Fenris and the rainbow bridge between Midgard and Asgard.
Third on my list are the oriental legends and myths which are as colourful and unique as the Norse ones and seem to have a certain poetic flow to them. Unique creatures and heros have made their mythology truly something wonderful to explore.
Whatever myths and legends are enjoyed though, the truth is that there is a great deal for us to learn from them. Those stories originated from a need to tell a story that had meaning to it, not just a reason to entertain others. That general idea is only a very recent one as society becomes increasingly bored with itself, seeking new ways to be happy with its own place in the universe. To truly enjoy a myth you have to look back to its origins and read it as it was meant to be told, not with the spin and effects given to them by Hollywood or over imaginative modern writers.