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Encyclopedia > Buddhist mythology

Buddhist mythology is a mythology within the Buddhism belief system. It is a relatively broad mythology, as it was adopted and influenced by several diverse cultures. As such, it includes many aspects taken from other mythologies of those cultures (for instance, Japanese kami are considered to be local bodhisattvas by many Japanese Buddhists). The word mythology (from the Greek μυολογία mythología, from μυολογείν mythologein to relate myths, from μύος mythos, meaning a narrative, and λόγος logos, meaning speech or argument) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use the supernatural to interpret natural events and... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... For other uses, see Belief (disambiguation). ... “Megami” redirects here. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Japanese Buddhist priest c. ...

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