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Euhemerism

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I recently stumbles upon the theory of Euhemerism.

Basically, its the idea that what we consider myths all have some sort of historical basis that was misconstrued and exaggerated through time.

Any thoughts or examples?
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Obviously.
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>>304940
The Illiad could be an example throughout history people thought the book was the legit truth. Even the whole invincible Achilles thing. Then people tried to use an actual historic viewpoint and interpret the Illiad. The reality was more boring.
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I read a book by Egyptologist Alexandre Moret once where he reconstructs a history of prehistoric Egypt based on combining Egyptian mythology with archeological elements.

Was pretty interesting, hard to say how true but it certainly made sensr.
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Reminder that all world leaders are descended from the sumerians
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Does anyone else imagine in 1000-2000 years people will uncover Spiderman comics and shit and think
>This was the God of Spiders!
>He was worshiped, just look at this life size statue we found in this holy man's domicile!
And all they found was some comic book nerds apartment?
I think a lot of mythology is the same kind of thing.
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>>304995
I wonder what they would think of hentai?

> look at all these ancient picture books depicting lewd acts
> what holy purposes were these used for?
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To think wr can glean so much from the relatively scarce material left behind by other civs. What WILL future civs interpret fron our remains...
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>>305000
>I wonder what they would think of hentai?
holy shit the japanese were fucking weird
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>Giants
>Denisovians that were hunted to extinction by Samis.
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>>305012
They would see this
https://youtu.be/0DW31upNEEg
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>>305000
>My..hips?...are...moving...on...their...own?

What did they mean by this? Were their genitals being controlled by some kind of fertility god?
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>>305028
> the youthful appearance of these "Lolis" must mean that prepubescent features were desired
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