Visual Timeline: Mythology

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4000 BCE: Earliest Egyptian Myths Recorded.
 
3000 BCE: Hathor, known as Mistress of Dendera, cult center flourishes in the city of Dendera.
 
 
2500 BCE: Osiris as Dying and Reviving God and God of the Dead appears in Pyramid Texts.
 
2285 BCE - 2250 BCE: Life of Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon of Akkad, and world's first author known by name.
 
 
2150 BCE - 1400 BCE: The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh written on clay tablets.
 
 
1640 BCE - 1700 BCE: Written form of the Atrahasis Myth of the Great Flood.
 
1300 BCE: The Myth of Adapa appears in written form.
 
 
1120 BCE: Extant copy of the Sumerian Enuma Elish (creation story) is made from much older text.
 
826 BCE - 823 BCE: Mahabharata likely composed.
 
800 BCE - 700 BCE: Homer of Greece writes his Iliad and Odyssey.
 
 
753 BCE: The legendary founding date of Rome.
 
 
700 BCE: Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
 
515 BCE - 70 CE: Biblical Book of Genesis revised, along with other Hebrew scripture, during the Second Temple Period.
 
400 BCE: Roman tale of mythical twins Romulus and Remus first recorded.
 
400 BCE - 200 CE: Bhagavad Gita likely written down from earlier oral tradition.
 
30 BCE - 19 BCE: Roman poet Virgil writes his Aeneid.
 
 
65 CE - 100 CE: The tales of the life and work of Jesus (gospels) composed.
 
 
712 CE: The Kojiki is written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
 
 
720 CE: The Nihon Shoki is written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
 
 
807 CE: Imibe-no-Hironari writes the Kogoshui, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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