mýthos: on the origins of origins

μῦθος, ου, ὁ, (moo'-thos), mýthos – a myth; a false account, yet posing to be the truth; a fabrication (fable) which subverts (replaces) what is actually true.
 
myth [mith] noun: a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

for @apokalipstick 's most excellent Aulis to Shangri-La: Myth & Folklore Challenge: http://www.polyvore.com/aulis_to_shangri-la_myth_folklore/group.show?id=142718
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  • artcore2085
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Wenchang Wang / 文昌王/文昌帝君, a Taoist deity in Chinese Mythology, known as the God of Culture and Literature." — core
  • artcore2112
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Tammuz (Syriac: ܬܡܘܙ) Sumerian god of food and vegetation." — core
  • artcore2066
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Ἥφαιστος (Hḗphaistos), ancient greek god of technology ++with special thanks to chenman and iggy pop." — core
  • artcore2091
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Ma Gu (Chinese: 麻姑; pinyin: Mágū) is a legendary Taoist xian (仙 "immortal; transcendent") associated with the elixir of life, and she is a symbolic protector of females, in Chinese mythology." — core
  • artcore2124
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Hymenaios (Hymen or Hymenaeus, Ancient Greek: Ὑμήν): god of weddings." — core
  • artcore2098
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Frigga, goddess in Norse paganism." — core
  • artcore2073
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Προμηθεύς (Promētheús). Titan god of forethought and crafty counsel, and creator of mankind." — core
  • artcore2064
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Ἀθηνᾶ (Athēnâ), ancient greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason." — core
  • artcore2086
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Apollo (Attic, Ionic, and Homeric Greek: Ἀπόλλων), the musician; patron of delphi, variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, and poetry." — core
  • artcore2065
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Alala (Ἀλαλά), in ancient greek mythology, the female personification of the war cry" — core
  • artcore2075
    "GODS&SPIRITS: Ἑστία (Hestía) goddess of the hearth, home and cooking." — core
  • artcore2145
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Warrior Woman: Khutulun, Mongolian warrior" — core
  • artcore2167
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Demon: djinn (Arabic: جن ǧinn, singular جني ǧinnī ; variant spelling djinn)" — core
  • artcore2110
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Mythical Beast: Hari-onago 針女 (はりおなご) Hook Hair Woman" — core
  • artcore2121
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Warrior Women: Boudicca, queen of the Iceni people of Eastern England." — core
  • artcore2114
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Nature Spirit: Kiskill-lilla: a Sumerian night-spirit who nested herself in the Haluppu tree of Inanna" — core
  • artcore2160
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Mythical Beast: cecaelia, a composite mythical being combining the head, arms and torso of a woman with the tentacles of an octopus or squid as a form of mermaid or sea demon." — core
  • artcore2115
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Parents: Mashyane, the mother, in Persian mythos." — core
  • artcore2152
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Crone/ Hag/ Wise Woman: Yuki Onna (雪女, snow woman) is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore." — core
  • artcore2071
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Mythical Beast: Centaur (Κένταυροι)" — core
  • artcore2116
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Mythical Beast: dragon: zmaj, zmej (змей,змеј) or lamja (ламя,ламја). Slavic folklore." — core
  • artcore2099
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Warrior Woman: Shieldmaiden: a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology" — core
  • artcore2027
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Element: Air, associated with spring and the northern compass direction (Greek) and the northwestern compass direction (Hindu)." — core
  • artcore2128
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" — core
  • artcore2070
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - The Sirens (Σειρῆνες, Greek), sea nymphs who lured sailors to their death with song" — core
  • artcore2072
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Wanderer: Odysseus ( /oʊˈdɪsiəs/ or /oʊˈdɪsjuːs/; Greek: Ὀδυσσεύς, Odusseus)" — core
  • artcore2172
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Maiden: Snegurochka, also known as the Snow Maiden in Russian folklore" — core
  • artcore2120
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Mythical Beast: Sphinx (Greek: Σφίγξ /sphinx, Bœotian: Φίξ /Phix), mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human (or sometimes a cat)." — core
  • artcore2387
    "HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - onna-bugeisha, 女武芸者" — core
  • artcore2167
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Artifact/Item: Fig. Kikuyu Tribe, Kenya." — core
  • artcore2063
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Underworld: Περσεφόνη (persephone, kore), ancient greek queen of the underworld." — core
  • artcore2074
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Boundaries & Transitions: Ἑρμῆς (Hērmēs), the herald, or messenger in Greek mythology." — core
  • artcore2166
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Madness/Ecstasy: Διόνυσος, Dionysos." — core
  • artcore2084
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Underworld: osiris (ancient egypt) and hades (ancient greek)" — core
  • artcore2155
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Artifact/Item: Moss. Native American" — core
  • artcore2170
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Xunantunich / Stone Woman, Mayan ghost and archaeological site" — core
  • artcore2165
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Labyrinth: Jorge Luis Borges, David Bowie" — core
  • artcore952
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Artifact: Pandora's Large Jar" — core
  • artcore2168
    "PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO - Underworld: Hel, Norse Mythology." — core
  • artcore2069
    "DEALER'S CHOICE 1/3: If you were a mythical personage, who would be your nemesis? Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς), he's great an' all but much too heroic; idolatry is not for me. cue the music, xoc" — core
  • artcore2068
    "DEALER'S CHOICE 2/3 - If mythological beings were like patron saints, who would be yours: Sisyphus (Greek: Σίσυφος, Sísyphos) **see: Albert Camus' Myth of Sisyphus" — core
  • artcore2067
    "DEALER'S CHOICE 3/3: Double up: Make an alternate version of a set you've already made for this challenge: Ἄρτεμις (Ártemis) ancient greek goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth and plague." — core
  • artcore2083
    "DEALER'S CHOICE 3/3: Double up: Make an alternate version of a set you've already made for this challenge: Artemis Remixed: Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals"" — core
  • artcore2169
    "special thanks @apokalipstick for being so awesome." — core

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apokalipstick
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