Why the hindu religious stories are called as Hindu mythology?Mythology(collection of myths)?

2 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Myth-ology would mean "the study of mythical records such as legends or folktales". Many English terms are a combination of a term from one language + Greek or Roman suffix. This more or less belongs in the Language section.

    To answer the question though:

    Well, almost every known mythology is usually the compilation of myriads of stories. Hindu mythology for example would be the -Vedas, -Yanas, -Gita, etc. Although if memory serves me right what composes Hindu "itihasa" or Hindu history, literally "or so it was", would be the Mahabhrata and Ramayana specifically. 

  • 1 month ago

    For the same reason that stories from Christianity are called Christian mythology.

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