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« Reply #2: August 29, 2010, 12:00:30 am »

I personally don't take the myths as being how the world works.  Some of them (such as the Skul and Haiti example you mentioned) were just ways the ancients tried to make since of natural phenomena they couldn't explain via science.  I like to think of the myths as explaining the nature of the gods and their relationship with mortals but not as literal fact.

Agreed. Taking them literally - like taking any other body of religious work literally - can actually be dangerous, or at the very least troublesome.
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