What's a myth that you feel currently best relates to your own life ?

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  1. mari

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    I certainly hope not! Owww...
     
  2. Captrek

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    Orpheus and Eurydice. I can’t even begin to describe the Hell I was in before Comet came into my life.
     
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    That's perhaps a somewhat unlucky comparism. Eurydice died of a snakebite at a very young age and could not be brought back.
    Might I suggest Philemon and Baucis instead? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baucis_and_Philemon

    Congratulations! Are you picking names yet?
     
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    Darmok and Jilad, at Tenagra.
     
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    ^Sokath, his eyes open :)
     
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    Oops. Maybe I should have looked it up before posting. I remembered Orpheus going to the underworld to retrieve Eurydice, but did not remember that he failed in the end.
     
  7. Emher

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    Shaka. When the walls fell.
     
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    Picard, his face in palm.
     
  9. Zulu Romeo

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    Miss Scarlet, in the billiard room, with the candlestick.

    :devil:
     
  10. RJDiogenes

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    Does Diogenes count as a myth, since much that is told about him is probably apocryphal? I'm a wise ass who challenges the establishment and conventional thinking. I also live in a bathtub. So get out of my sun.
     
  11. thestrangequark

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    That really did make me :lol:

    I'm not near knowledgeable about mythology to choose. I need educatin'!
     
  12. Emher

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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!
     
  13. Davros

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    Eternally rolling a rock uphill
     
  14. Captrek

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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.
     
  15. thestrangequark

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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.
     
  16. Zulu Romeo

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    To answer the question properly :p 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.
     
  17. Zulu Romeo

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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?
     
  18. Collingwood Nick

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    Yep, that's me all right. :cool:
     
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    Lately... Sisyphus.
     
  20. rhubarbodendron

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    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.