Ideas tagged with mythology

Mythology and ancient origins of the domestic dog

The [use of appropriate statistical techniques applied to myths and folktales] ( concerning domestic animals may provide valuable informations as to their origin and past diffusion. Indeed, the domestication of ani...

By Julien d'Huy

Could a primeval version of the Basque 'Jentilak' tale be 25.000-year-old?

In the deepest part at the end of LlonĂ­n Cave (Asturias, Northern Spain), a fortuitous configuration of minor protuberances and cracks in the wall suggests the lateral outline of an 80 cm high anthropomorphic head, whereas a minor depression indicates the eye. Around 25.000 BP, our Late Palaeoli...

By Martin Bless

Phylogenetic tools and myths: reconstructing human prehistory.

Similar myths with a sufficiently complex set of traits that could not be the product of many independent inventions can be found around the world. Moreover, certain myths evolve very slowly and their emergence probably date back to the Palaeolithic age. These myths may also spread together with...

By Julien d'Huy