posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 08:42 PM
I for one think that a lot of myths, legends, and lore are based on events that occurred, and through time, have been repeated between generations.
If, for example tomorrow, I find myself and a dozen or so survivors of some catastrophic event, school is out.
Everyone will be tasked with the immediate survival needs, children included.
As time goes on and questions increasingly arise as the children get older, if I am asked about the "times before," there will be no reference
books, no computers, and no internet.
If I attempt to describe WWII, I would of course speak of the mighty men of that war, Rommel, Patton, Marshall, Guderian, Skorzeny, Halsey, and
I may forget to mention Hap Arnold, Joe Stilwell, Bradley, Eisenhower, and others. Many British, Australian, New Zeanders, Japanese, and others may
be omitted from mere memory failure.
I could tell of the millions of men, more than the listeners could count, of blood battles, of brave men, of air battles, sea battles, and even
After only a few generations, only the basics would be recalled, and as the constant erosion of surroundings continued, as first hand accounts would
disappear, and as a significant level of overall ignorance of history would settle in, some of the stories, including the vast armies, the fantastic
weapons, and even the nuclear weapons - would seem unbelievable.
If I were a lineman for a power company, or computer technician, or plumber, my skill set after that catastrophic event would be useless. We would
have to start humanity and the seeds of civilization from scratch.
So much knowledge and skill would be lost forever.
I feel that many myths are very likely to be based on actual events, but far removed from the events, they cannot be proven with any conclusive
evidence, yet they should not be entirely discounted, either.
Imagine the wealth of information through the millennia that the Egyptians must have held. Even more so, imagine the wealth of information that
resided in the library at Alexandria.
Truth? Sometimes there is more than one truth.
If so, then there can be no real truth.
Only perceptions of the moment, based on what we KNOW, not what actually occurred.