Starting with Mythology
Starting with Mythology
It's relatively easy to reflect on mythology as irrelevant and childlike. Yet one aggregate example surfaces as we examine social coherence, and realize the effect and the necessity of mythology for our begotten brethren. The necessity is manifest in our psychology (as we know it).
The Upanishads of 800 to 600 B.C. created the concept of Atman sparking a breath of fire within humanity. The playwright Peter Shaffer put it to Arnold Wesker as follows:
… furious, inchoate energy funnelled through shape (and only so) reconstitutes itself as furious energy in the brains and psyches of its recipients. Reconstitutes itself because of you. The fire which started in the playwright’s head must get dimmer and dimmer as it grows in the communal imagination of an audience. Your job is to convey sacred flame in a vessel. You can say, looking at that vessel smoking on the stage: “How miserable. I have seen the Volcano, and all I caught is one wretched tongue of fire.” But that tongue properly placed and focused upon is the Volcano. Your power to concentrate fire for an audience will make them feel it, and be burned by it, even though they don’t know the volcano, and never can…. what one writes can detonate in a viewer’s head with the same resonance that it had when one first put it down on paper …
Brahma Buddha's teachings prohibit killing, theft, and introduce passive morality. Starting with the Hindu Upanishads, the fire of humanity still burns within. Upanishads liken the internal with the external while the Homeric epics highlight internal conflict and struggle. From the fire within to a battle within one's self, complexity is intelligence simplified. Sophists unknowingly dismiss complexity, and thus the sophist teachings are hard to replicate. Only philosophy, starting with Homer, or Socrates (depending on which scholar your reference), is inward and critical. This primordial delineation signals a shift to the self-replication of individual intelligence. Empowering individuals to criticize must exist, even in collective communities. Marx may have accepted this but Marxists not so much.
Starting with Mythology is easy when you are trying to create a unique and intriguing world. It's important to know what kind of mythology you want to create in order to avoid creating a complete world and to make sure that your game will be enjoyable.
The first thing to consider when designing a mythological world is what kind of culture and civilization your players can expect to discover. For instance, if you are creating a mythological world where gods have existed since the beginning of time, you will need to establish how these gods interact with their followers. The gods that you choose to add to your game will be crucial to your success.
When you begin creating your own myths, it's important to know where to begin and what you need to create. Some of the best sources for information are books that are written by authors who have experienced creating their own mythologies and have some form of knowledge about them. Other good sources for ideas and inspiration are fantasy novels, television shows, movies, or any other types of media that can provide you with an idea about what kind of world to create.
Mythology is also a great way to get started making your own characters. If you are not good at creating your own characters, you may find it easier to go to a book store or library and purchase a character template. By using these templates, you'll be able to create a character with all of their skills and abilities.
Another important aspect of mythology is to know what sort of story you are telling. If you are creating a story set in a mythological land, then you should include as much information about this land as you can. This includes details about the nature of the world that you are building in, and details about the people that live in this world. When creating a mythological game, it is important to understand what kind of story you are trying to tell and how you want the players to react to the world you have created.
An important aspect of mythology is the use of archetypes. Archetypes are characters or events that have specific traits, characteristics, or behaviors. These attributes and behaviors are very important for creating believable and interesting characters. You should look for archetypes that are found in many myths and make sure that you include one or more archetypes that appear throughout the game.
When you are working with a mythological game, it's important to remember to make sure that you include all of the aspects of the mythological game. and give your players everything they need to create interesting stories. There are several books that will walk you through the creation process of a mythological game.
One final aspect of mythology is to look at any kind of artwork you use. If you find that you are lacking anything in your game, such as the appearance of your characters, creatures, or objects, then you can always get the help of an artist to create these aspects of your game. An artist can help you enhance the appearance of the different items that your players can see and will make their lives easier.
In conclusion, starting with mythology is a great way to help your players create the story that you have created. You can also make sure that your players have all of the information they need to create a fantastic story and give them the tools they need to interact in your world. Mythology can also help you create interesting characters that will make your players feel real.
When you are working with mythology, it's important to remember that you are building a fictional universe in which all of the characters have unique personalities and histories. You have to give the players enough information so that they will want to spend time in the game. Creating mythology can be quite easy when you understand the basic concepts of how myths come to be.
By following a few simple steps, and choosing the right kind of game, mythology can help you create a world that is captivating to players. Mythology is an enjoyable genre to play in and will help you create an environment that can keep your players coming back for more.