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Topic Subject:What all mythologies could be considered?
dedkrikit
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posted 16 April 2001 11:08 PM EDT (US)         
ok, egyptian, greek, and norse has all been discussed (though mildly at this point)...
how about asian, middle eastern, american (north and south), and other ancient civilizations?

if nothing else, we could all learn something...


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The Hogs
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posted 16 April 2001 11:14 PM EDT (US)     1 / 28       
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kaczka
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posted 16 April 2001 11:21 PM EDT (US)     2 / 28       
from screens and such it seams like it will only be greece/rome, egypt, and norse.. They said three 'cultures' (whatever that means ), and if it means building sets, than asia and north america should not have the same building set as greece/rome, egypt or norse

The Screen in CGM shows greek/roman buildings, the first picture has egyptian mythology in it, and the cover of the next CGM has a norse guy on it...

I doubt there would be asia or Native american .

IV1066
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:21 PM EDT (US)     3 / 28       
I think a Chinese civ would be cool, with those dragons and flying stuff from 'Hidden Tiger'. India would also be cool, though it has the detraction of there still being Hindu's so I imagine ES may steer clear of it. There probably are people who believe in the old folk religion of China too... drat. I wouldn't mind a Sumerian (Stay Puft Marshmallow Man unit?) or Babylonian civ, but I'd like to get away from the Med and Europe a bit more that that. Whatever religion built Angkor Wat should be in there too (Hinde or Buddhist, I dunno) just so they can get the coolest temple complex ever into the game. Actually, I don't care how it gets in so long as I can build Angkor Wat!
Steve
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posted 16 April 2001 11:22 PM EDT (US)     4 / 28       
Yep. Second picture had Roman/Greek architecture. The first had Egyptian (Anubis, guys wearing Egyptian clothes), and the cover of GCM had the Norse character. Most definitely those ones.

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Steve
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posted 16 April 2001 11:23 PM EDT (US)     5 / 28       
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was so fake. Flying isn't in Chinese mythology, but in many traditional Chinese movies and TV series.

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dedkrikit
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posted 16 April 2001 11:25 PM EDT (US)     6 / 28       
ok, let me rephrase the topic... what all mythologies are out there? just trying to learn something...

-----i know which ones are the front runners (hell, most likely sure-things)---------

Steve
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posted 16 April 2001 11:27 PM EDT (US)     7 / 28       
Erm...lots...but are you talking about just cultures or real mythologies?

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dedkrikit
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posted 16 April 2001 11:28 PM EDT (US)     8 / 28       
real mythologies please... you know, so i can read up on them if i so desire.
Tonto_Spounge84
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posted 16 April 2001 11:28 PM EDT (US)     9 / 28       
There's middle east, germanic, asian, sub-sahara african, and native american.

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kaczka
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posted 16 April 2001 11:30 PM EDT (US)     10 / 28       
dedkrikit,
You could probably learn more about ancient mythologies at the history forums.
Cannibal Shadow
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:30 PM EDT (US)     11 / 28       
There are so many different mythologies that one could not hope to count them. In very broad terms, you might catagorize them as:

North American
Central American
South American
North African
South African
Eastern European
Western European
Middle Eastern
Southeast Asian
East Asian
Australian

Of course, they very widely from place to place. Additionally, I'm not really familiar with African mythology. It is probably more subdivided than that.

dedkrikit
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:31 PM EDT (US)     12 / 28       
bah. i was hoping for some cool stories or something. like some gods or creatures and their significance in the culture.

or simply naming them... however

kaczka
HG Alumnus
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posted 16 April 2001 11:33 PM EDT (US)     13 / 28       
CS,
You basically named every region of the world
lol.

Youcould get cool stories at the history forum... I could give you cool Greek Myths but you've probably heard them.


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Lord_McOfNeal
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:35 PM EDT (US)     14 / 28       
Texan
Cannibal Shadow
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:35 PM EDT (US)     15 / 28       
Quote:
You basically named every region of the world

Indeed, and I even forgot to mention Mediterranean.
kaczka
HG Alumnus
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posted 16 April 2001 11:37 PM EDT (US)     16 / 28       
Western European and North African are there
Cannibal Shadow
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:41 PM EDT (US)     17 / 28       
True, but I was mainly referring to Greco-Roman myths. They almost definately deserve to be considered a separate entity from the others in the list.
Impurethinker
Mortal
posted 16 April 2001 11:52 PM EDT (US)     18 / 28       
I think Celtic myth is the coolest personally. Cuchulainn was da' Man!

I wonder if the myth aspect would be more heroes/monster rather than the doing of Gods. Surely?

I have this book on world myths that is pretty cool
Anyone know the difference between Frigg(aka Frigga, Frija, or Fricka) and Freyja (aka Freya or Frea)?
They are norse if you needed the hint.

[This message has been edited by Impurethinker (edited 04-16-2001 @ 11:55 PM).]

The3rdCataphract
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 00:48 AM EDT (US)     19 / 28       
I Think What He Means Is, Are There Any Myths That All Cultures/Civilisations Believe In...

i.e.
In AOE & AOK Swordmen, Archers etc. Were Used By All Civs In The Game

If That Is The Case I Think The Answer Would Be No There Are No Myths That All Cultures/Civilisations Believe In So The Archer, Swordmen Equivilent Would Have To Be Normal Humans Or Individual Creatures for Each Civ.

dedkrikit
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 00:52 AM EDT (US)     20 / 28       
no. i was asking more or less for a quick run-down of any mythologies out there. even if is about something i already know -- greek/roman gods, etc.

as for universal mythologies... i kinda doubt they exist. (if it was universal, then it wouldn't be a myth, right?)

dedkrikit
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 00:57 AM EDT (US)     21 / 28       
clockwork_orange in the history forum provided me with a link to this site for any desired info on mythologies.

thanks again clockwork

David
HG Alumnus
posted 17 April 2001 02:01 AM EDT (US)     22 / 28       
If I remember dorrectly, Frej was the god of agriculture, and Freja the god of "human agriculture".

I might be wrong though, havn't really read anything about the asagods in a while...

And 3 civs? This is starting to look like Settlers!
Although I'm sure that it will be better than Settlers.

AwayGlyndwr
Forumer
posted 17 April 2001 02:37 AM EDT (US)     23 / 28       
Celtic would be good. Dragons, King Arthur/Merlin, the whole Irish 'little people' set (and the Irish very big people!).
Parthian Hero
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 03:11 AM EDT (US)     24 / 28       
If an Eygyption+Greco-Roman civilizations are present as the first two then it would make sense geographicly and historicaly to include a Persians civilization as the third.
MsEo
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 06:15 AM EDT (US)     25 / 28       
*wistful* I would love to see Amazons in one of their future games. I wouldn't mind that the villagers were male or female, but it would be nice to see female archers, infantry, cavalry in different outfits to the normal ranks.
Mieszko I
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 06:01 PM EDT (US)     26 / 28       
Ahh! My lovely Slavic mythology should be included.
Matei
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 06:08 PM EDT (US)     27 / 28       
There are many mmythologies. Perhaps ES will change the 3-culture thing. Definitely there is enough material for an x-pack... or a sequel!

HEre are some that I can think off:

Celtic
Chinese
Indian
African (perhaps more than one of these)
Meso-American
North American
South American
Babylonian
Persian
 


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Vladimir_the_Cossack
Mortal
posted 17 April 2001 08:41 PM EDT (US)     28 / 28       
Maybe the various creatures from fairy tales could be used such as gnomes, elves, trolls, etc.?
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