Myth Makers. It is one of those topics that the very name has captured my fascination. Myth makers...
I suppose that this is because I never thought that you could make a myth. I thought myths were coined because they couldn't be proven but everyone usually accepts it as fact.
Myths make the people who tell them and not the other way around. Clearly I was (am) bound in the spell of the myth maker.
From my academic studies, myths are just explanations of man's relationship to God.
They are usually filled with battle, conquest, destiny, decisions, consequences and moral obligations. They tell a story of how one can overcome those that oppress them or even how to kill Gods that would keep them slaves and unaware.
Myths are those wonderful stories that explain the cosmos to children and gives life to the cosmic expression that we can come to see as mundane.
But every society has a collection of myths and each clan usually tries to protect the sacred knowledge that was passed down from generation to generation.
In this aspect myths are legacy driven and often tell of the morals and philosophies of the people who hold onto these stories.
I have always wanted to write a myth but it will be derived from the West African tradition and not really original. But if I created a myth out of my own life then it would be just as compelling. It will start with an action scene and move into me and some core others killing the Gods straight out.
Once I did that, the obvious quest for legitimacy would ensure. The thing I understand about myths is that they are never what you quite make out to be. Blade for example was quite blood thirsty but I imagine that he is actually mild mannered.
But the point of my personal myth would be to become a deity myself, something that would have impossible for any regular human.
You see the theme here is self actualization and I can dig it very much.