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Transcript of Mythology
Maya mythology is a part of Mesoamerican mythology and
comprises all of the maya tales in which personified forces of nature, deities, and the heroes interacting with these play the main roles.
Other parts of maya oral tradition (such as animal tales and many moralising stories) do not properly belong to the domain of mythology, but rather to legend and folktales.
Chinese mythology refers to those myths found in the historical geographic area of China
: these include myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese as well as other ethnic groups (of which fifty-six are officially recognized by the current administration of China).
Chinese mythology includes creation myths and legends
, such as myths concerning the founding of Chinese culture and the Chinese state. As in many cultures' mythologies, Chinese mythology has in the past been believed to be, at least in part, a factual recording of history.
Japanese mythology embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculturally-based folk religion.
The Shinto pantheon comprises innumerable kami ( god(s) or spirits). One feature of Japanese mythology is its explanation of the origin of the Imperial Family, which has been used historically to assign godhood to the imperial line. The title of the Emperor of Japan, tennō, means "heavenly sovereign".
Mythology is large figure of mythical narratives in Hinduism
found in Hindu texts such as the epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, Ancient Tamil literature several other regional literature of South Asia
. Rather than one consistent, monolithic structure,
the same myth appears in various versions, varies with diverse traditions, developed by different sects, people and philosophical schools, in different regions and at different times
, which are not necessarily held by all Hindus to be literal accounts of historical events, but are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning, and which have been given a complex range of interpretations.