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List of culture heroes

A culture hero is a mythological hero specific to some group (cultural, ethnic, religious, etc.) who changes the world through invention or discovery. A typical culture hero might be credited as the discoverer of fire, or agriculture, songs, tradition, law or religion, and is usually the most important legendary figure of a people, sometimes as the founder of its ruling dynasty.


Abenaki mythologyEdit

Australian Aboriginal mythologyEdit

Abrahamic mythology (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)Edit

Armenian mythologyEdit

Ashanti mythologyEdit

Aztec mythologyEdit

Banks Islands mythologyEdit

Caroline Islands mythologyEdit

Celtic mythology (Irish, Welsh, Scottish)Edit

Chinese mythologyEdit

Egyptian mythologyEdit

English mythologyEdit

Etruscan mythologyEdit

Finnish mythologyEdit

Greek mythologyEdit

Hungarian mythologyEdit

Inca mythologyEdit

Indian mythologyEdit

Ho-Chunk mythologyEdit

Inuit mythologyEdit

Japanese mythologyEdit

Lakota mythologyEdit

Maya mythologyEdit

Mesopotamian mythologyEdit

Navajo mythologyEdit

Norse mythologyEdit

Ohlone mythologyEdit

Ojibwe mythologyEdit

Persian mythologyEdit

Polynesian mythologyEdit

Roman mythologyEdit


Serbian mythologyEdit

Slavic mythologyEdit

Solomon Islands mythologyEdit

Folklore of the United StatesEdit

Ute mythologyEdit

Vietnamese mythologyEdit

Weenhayek mythologyEdit

Zuni mythologyEdit


  1. ^ Žikić, Bojan (1997). Културни херој као "морални трикстер": Свети Сава у усменом предању Срба из БиХ [Culture hero as "moral trickster": Saint Sava in oral traditions of Serbs in BiH] (PDF). Bulletin of the Ethnographical Institute SASA (in Serbian). Belgrade. XLVI: 122–128. Retrieved 2010-07-05.