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Old September 25 2013, 05:01 AM   #31
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Re: What's a myth that you feel currently best relates to your own lif

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Picard, his face in palm.
That really did make me

I'm not near knowledgeable about mythology to choose. I need educatin'!
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Old September 25 2013, 08:21 AM   #32
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That's the thing that's really kicking me about this thread: I love mythology, and I know a lot of it. And yet I can't think of one fitting for my life!
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Old September 25 2013, 11:56 PM   #33
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Eternally rolling a rock uphill
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Old September 26 2013, 12:08 AM   #34
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That's Sisyphus, already mentioned by three other posters in this thread. Considering the repetitive nature of the myth—Sisyphus rolls the rock up the hill, it rolls back down, Sisyphus rolls it back up, etc. for eternity—it seems poetically appropriate that it should be cited by so many.

I'm disappointed that nobody's claiming to be Prometheus, punished for bringing enlightenment to ignoramuses.

DH has a bug up his butt about civilization forcing him to conform. Perhaps he's a victim of Procrustes.
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Old September 26 2013, 12:13 AM   #35
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^Anyone claiming to Prometheus is likely to have more in common with Narcissus, I'd imagine. And speaking of Narcissus, I can think of a few Echos I know as well.
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Old September 26 2013, 12:25 AM   #36
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To answer the question properly in terms of classical mythology, right now it would have to be Icarus in his drowning state.

If I can upgrade myself to a phoenix, I'll be doing well.
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Old September 26 2013, 09:55 AM   #37
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It seems I have also taken on the legend of Alexander the Great too, killing off mighty Gordian threads.

Or maybe this thread is Lazarus and I've brought it back to life again?
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Old September 26 2013, 12:58 PM   #38
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^Anyone claiming to Prometheus is likely to have more in common with Narcissus, I'd imagine..
Yep, that's me all right.
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Old September 26 2013, 03:12 PM   #39
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Lately... Sisyphus.
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Old September 26 2013, 06:35 PM   #40
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Picard, his face in palm.
ROTFLMAO What a pity this board has no rating system!
Btw, here's a Tamarian dictionary: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Tamarian_language


As for Prometheus: being chained to a rock and having an eagle eat one's liver is propably something not many people can relate to nowadays, particularly given the fact that every single species of eagles is on the red list of endangered animals.

I am surprised, though, that while many can relate to Sisyphus, nobody mentioned Tantalus. I would have expected everyone who's on a diet to sympathize with him.
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Old September 28 2013, 03:24 PM   #41
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That's the thing that's really kicking me about this thread: I love mythology, and I know a lot of it. And yet I can't think of one fitting for my life!
I think you are much like a Tomte: always friendly and protective as long as nobody angers you. A bit shy but strong.
http://runeberg.org/rydbdikt/tomten.html
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Old September 29 2013, 08:59 PM   #42
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The Tale of Revan.
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Old October 1 2013, 09:05 AM   #43
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Re: What's a myth that you feel currently best relates to your own lif

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That's the thing that's really kicking me about this thread: I love mythology, and I know a lot of it. And yet I can't think of one fitting for my life!
I think you are much like a Tomte: always friendly and protective as long as nobody angers you. A bit shy but strong.
http://runeberg.org/rydbdikt/tomten.html
Actually, our family company which i work in is called "Hustomten", so "house gnome" in English

Are you a fellow Swede? I'm asking since you linked the Swedish poem.
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Old October 1 2013, 06:54 PM   #44
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Jag beklagar, Emher, men jag är tysk. Bayersk, mer exakt
I speak a little Dutch and Gaelic, though, which are both similar enough to Swedish that I get the gist of the poem. Though not enough to be able to appreciate its beauty
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Old October 1 2013, 07:12 PM   #45
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Odysseus and the syrens. Syrens everywhere.
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