- If it's ours, it's religion. If it's theirs, it's mythology. --proverb
Religion and mythology are narratives that are usually presented as truth. They often contain tales of struggle, brutality and world-spanning conflict and advice for leading a peaceful, good life.
They often purport to answer questions about what happens to people after they die (in a non-tangible sense rather than burial or cremation, though religions often dispense advice about the practical side too).
This is an index of religious and mythological topics. It is not a complete listing of everything in Twine that has a religious or mythological aspect.
- 1. Religions
- 2. Deity
- 3. Afterlife
- 4. Religious creatures
- 5. Religious employees
- 6. Religious structures
- 7. People
- 8. Animals
- 9. Religious ceremonies or customs
- 10. Lack of religion
Named (or defined) religions that have shown up at Pro:
Full article and list: see Deity
- Avatar: the incarnation or planetary representation of a deity. On Instar, appear as people with superhuman knowledge and a great deal of power
- Elect: Instarrian notion of someone chosen to enter a deity's heaven. Tend to walk around in a state of permanent bliss
- Chosen: Instarrian notion of someone who performs duties by direct order of a deity but is given no powers for the task
- Heaven: usually the dwelling-place of a good power and/or a place of reward for mortals after death
- Hell: usually the dwelling-place or prison of an evil power and/or a place of punishment for mortals after death
- Neutral afterlife (neither punishment nor reward)
4. Religious creatures
5. Religious employees
- Clergy, priests/priestesses, ministers: religious officials
- Monks, nuns: religious contemplatives, prayer mills, record-keepers and/or religious agents
6. Religious structures
- Stone circle
animals, are often the chief concern in religious and mythological literature and are usually its target audience.
Mythological animals are listed under Animal
. (One planet's mythology may be another planet's ecology.)
9. Religious ceremonies or customs
Not all of these are practised by every religion, and they are not always associated with religion at all: they may be purely legal or societal.
- Martial art
- Physical exercise
- Social (charitable) work
- Worship 'services' (communal gatherings and/or ceremonies)
10. Lack of religion