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Astronist mythology

by Astronist Institution

Last updated: DEC. 22, 2019

Not to be confused with Astronic mythology and Millettarian mythology.


Astronist mythology, also known as space mythology, astronomical mythology, or cosmic mythology, refers to the collection of myths and legends associated with Astronism in tandem with the Millettarian mythology and mystology to form a significant portion of wider Astronic mythology. Astronist mythology was extensively outlined in the preppendix of the Omnidoxy in a book called the Astronicon.


The study of Astronist mythology is classified as a dispositional discipline of Astronism meaning that it is part of an elite group of disciplines that form the foundations of Astronist study and academia.


Astromyth

An astromyth is a classification of myths which focus on an astronomical theme for the setting, narrative, and events forming the myth. Astromyths became synonymous with the development of Astronic mythology and evolved alongside one another as presided over by their creator Cometan.

Pre-Cometanic origin

Some myths that are classified as part of Astronic mythology are not Cometanic in their origins due to their pre-existence before the writings of Cometan and before the development of Astronism itself. However, such myths continue to hold a strong theme of affiliation with Astronist characteristics, hence their categorisation as part of Astronic mythology.

Cometanic origin

The majority of myths part of the Astronist tradition of mythology hold Cometanic origins, meaning that they originate from with writings of the founder of Astronism, Cometan. Some myths find their origins in the Omnidoxy, whilst others are post-omnidoxical in their origins, though nevertheless also Cometanic.

Theriocosmism

Theriocosmism refers to a body of myths within Astronic mythology which incorporate the depiction or portrayal of animals as associated with cosmical phenomena or astronomical objects, the principal example of which is a space whale, also known as cetaceanism.

Anthropocosmism

Anthropocosmism refers to a body of myths within Astronic mythology characterised by a tradition of associating specific cosmical progeny or phenomena either with individual people, or with gods, hence demonstrating a deification culture. Many of the anthropocosmic myths hold pre-Cometanic origins.

Pareidolia

Pareidolia refers to a body of myths within Astronic mythology characterised by the act of deciphering hidden messages, patterns, or shapes from either atmospheric progeny, such as clouds, or from cosmic progeny, such as nebulae. Pareidolia myths of Astronic mythology are largely pre-Cometanic in their origins.

Anthropolia

Anthropolia refers to a major body of myths within Astronic mythology, all of which hold Cometanic origins and refer to myths pertaining to spacefaring culture that Cometan prophesied the imminent arrival of and predicated the beliefs of Astronism upon, examples of which include space miracles, and spacecraft feats.

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