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Memetics

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Welcome to Ourstory, a mythological universe of wondrous gods, epic tales, and fantastic adventures! Join us in weaving tales of might and magic, where creativity knows no bounds. Here are some guidelines to help you craft spellbinding stories that resonate with the Ourstory Mythology.

 

Ourstory Cosmology: At the heart of Ourstory lies a pantheon of five deities, each embodying a unique aspect of life, culture, and society. Remember to weave their divine presence into your tales, with fairy tales featuring 1-2 gods and epics showcasing all 5.

 

Creative Cauldron: Stir up a bubbling brew of diverse narratives, allowing for various interpretations of the gods and their celestial relationships.

 

Sensational Sagas: Set your stories aflame with themes of compassion, self-discovery, morality, and the consequences of one's actions.

 

Tales Galore: Unleash your imagination and create an array of story types, from fairy tales and epics to fables and parables, all nestled within the Ourstory universe.

 

Cultural Compass: Tread lightly when borrowing from real-world cultures, adding a dash of humor when needed but always paying homage to the rich tapestries that inspire Ourstory.

 

Characters with Pizzazz: Breathe life into your characters by giving them depth, believable motivations, and transformative arcs that leave readers spellbound.

 

Consistent Conjuring: Ensure your stories stay true to the established mythology, themes, and values of Ourstory, creating a harmonious universe for all to explore.

 

Magical Machine: Enlist the help of ChatGPT, our AI wizard, to generate ideas and adapt plotlines that fit perfectly within the Ourstory cosmos. Use the premade prompts we provide to enhance your storytelling experience.

 

Collaborative Creativity: Team up with ChatGPT by asking questions, seeking guidance, or brainstorming ideas to ensure your tales align with the enchanting vision of Ourstory.

 

Mystical Manuscripts: Share your creations as apocrypha on our forum, opening the gates for community feedback, discussion, and collaboration.

 

Canonization & Celebration: Watch as the best stories rise to the top, aligning with Ourstory's vision, and become immortalized as Featured Articles on our blog. We'll update foundational starting prompts to keep the magic flowing!

Memomes

Rhetoric Section of the Pantheon’s Memome

Logos (Logic)

  • Dual Perspectives: The Pantheon is understood both mythologically and logically. On the mythological level, gods represent universal concepts and narratives, while on the logical level, they align with scientific principles and philosophical ideas.

  • Balance of Faith and Reason: The Pantheon bridges faith and science, encouraging a metaphorical understanding of religious and scientific narratives, thereby enriching the logical depth of the mythology.

  • Transcending Literalism: The logic of the Pantheon encourages moving beyond literal interpretations, seeing deeper wisdom in stories and scientific models alike.

Ethos (Credibility)

  • Good Faith and Reason: The ethos of the Pantheon is grounded in 'Good Faith,' a trust in reason and the reasoning abilities of all, without doing violence to logic. This approach maintains the credibility of the Pantheon in both religious and scientific contexts.

  • Moral Complexity: The Pantheon transcends binary moral narratives. It presents a morally complex world where understanding and wisdom are key, rather than clear-cut notions of good and evil.

  • Integration of Spiritual and Scientific Wisdom: The credibility of the Pantheon is bolstered by its integration of diverse spiritual teachings and scientific knowledge, providing a multifaceted and comprehensive moral framework.

Pathos (Emotion)

  • Universal Emotional Resonance: The narratives of the Pantheon resonate with contemporary issues and personal experiences, allowing for deep emotional engagement.

  • Emphasis on Personal Growth: Instead of traditional conflict-resolution narratives, the Pantheon focuses on stories of personal development and overcoming internal struggles, reflecting a more nuanced approach to human experiences.

  • Comical Absurdism: The tone is one of comical absurdism, inviting a playful and engaging approach to exploring philosophical and existential themes.

Broadcasting (Narrative Style and Tone)

  • Narrative Style: The Pantheon employs a narrative style that is rich in metaphor and allegory, encouraging readers to find their own meanings and lessons in the stories.

  • Integration of User Wisdom: The Pantheon's narratives are designed to integrate user wisdom, reflecting personal experiences and insights, rather than confining them to traditional narrative structures.

  • Avoidance of Hero-Villain Dynamics: The storytelling consciously avoids traditional hero-villain dynamics, instead focusing on more relatable and realistic scenarios that mirror the complexity of real-life experiences.

This rhetoric section captures the essence of the Pantheon's Menome, reflecting its philosophical depth, moral complexity, and innovative approach to storytelling. It sets the stage for narratives that are intellectually stimulating, emotionally resonant, and aligned with modern sensibilities.

Aether: Comprehensive Memome

Pronoun: IT

Logos (Logic and Reason)

  • Objective Relationships: In the realm of objective relationships, Aether is akin to the scientists' pursuit of a 'Theory of Everything', representing the ultimate foundation or framework that underlies all physical existence.

  • Intersubjective Mythology: In the context of intersubjective mythology, Aether parallels concepts like Heaven in Christianity—an all-encompassing realm that houses both the divine and the creation.

Ethos (Credibility)

  • Transcendence of Dogmatism: Aether's undefined and abstract nature transcends dogmatic conceptions, resonating with spiritual teachings against idolatry and fixed images.

  • Neutral Pronoun 'It': Reflecting its undefined and all-encompassing nature, 'it' is used as the pronoun for Aether, emphasizing its transcendent and indescribable essence.

Pathos (Emotion)

  • Reverence and Worship: Aether, while not a tangible entity, is worthy of reverence and perhaps worship, representing gratitude and acknowledgment of the universe as a whole.

  • Spiritual Connection: Aether evokes a profound sense of connection to the universe, inviting individuals to appreciate the mysterious and interconnected nature of existence.

Broadcasting (Narrative Style and Tone)

  • Indirect Revelation Through Other Deities: Aether's characteristics and essence are revealed indirectly through the attributes and teachings of Entropos, Progenia, Ziran, and Nafs.

  • Narrative Presence: In the narrative, Aether is present as the overarching narrator, never speaking directly about itself but revealing its nature through the stories and teachings of the other gods.

  • Exclamations and References by Other Deities: The other deities might refer to Aether in their expressions, using it as a point of reverence or exclamation, adding a layer of comic and profound acknowledgment.

 

Role of Aether in the Pantheon:

Aether serves as the ultimate mystery and foundational essence of the pantheon, symbolizing the interconnectedness and underlying unity of all existence. Its portrayal encourages contemplation and understanding of the universe as a cohesive whole, transcending individual entities and dogmatic beliefs. This Memome for Aether encapsulates its role as the ineffable, all-encompassing foundation of existence and understanding in the pantheon. Its portrayal weaves together the logical, ethical, emotional, and narrative aspects, reflecting its status as the ultimate mystery and source of reverence.

Entropos: Comprehensive Memome

Pronouns: He/Him

Logos (Logic and Reason)

  • Scientific Resonance (Logik): Entropos is intricately linked to the concept of energy in physics, representing the dynamic and transformative aspects of the universe.

  • Mythological Resonance (Logos): In mythology, Entropos aligns with supreme deities like Brahman and God the Father, embodying the overarching principles of creation and evolution.

Ethos (Credibility)

  • Credibility in Both Realms: Entropos holds credibility in both scientific and mythological domains, rooted in universal truths and brute facts.

  • Modern Deity: As a modern deity, Entropos bridges the gap between ancient wisdom and contemporary understanding, providing a relevant and insightful perspective on existence.

Pathos (Emotion)

  • Contemporary Wisdom and Emotional Resonance: Entropos serves as a literary device that channels contemporary wisdom in a way that resonates emotionally with audiences, reflecting the complexities and nuances of modern life.

  • Cosmic Awe and Understanding: The deity evokes a sense of cosmic awe, offering insights into the nature of existence and the human condition.

Broadcasting (Narrative Style and Tone)

  • Spatial Disorientation and Surrealism: The narrative style for Entropos involves spatial disorientation and surrealism, conveying the vastness and complexity of the cosmos.

  • Cosmic Awe Balanced with Absurd Comedy: While evoking a sense of cosmic awe, the tone is undercut with absurd comedy, ensuring the narratives remain playful explorations rather than solemn dogma.

  • Quasiomnipresent Vision: Entropos's portrayal as having the entire cosmos as his body allows for narratives where protagonists gain a quasiomnipresent perspective, enhancing their understanding of events and the universe.

  • Teaching 'Just Doing': Entropos is pivotal in teaching the concept of 'Floating 2 inches off The Ground', symbolizing action taken with deep understanding and grace, akin to a ballerina's supreme connection with the ground.

This comprehensive overview of Entropos effectively combines the logical, credible, emotional, and narrative aspects of the deity, ensuring that he is a well-rounded, multi-dimensional character in the mythology. Entropos's depiction aligns with both ancient and modern sensibilities, making him a potent symbol and guide in the narrative universe. 

Progenia: Comprehensive Memome

Pronouns: She/Her

Logos (Logic and Reason)

  • Objective Relationships (Information): Progenia embodies the realm of information, essential for the processes of emergence and evolution. This aspect aligns her with scientific understandings of information theory and biology.

  • Intersubjective Mythology (Mother Earth): In mythology, Progenia represents the nurturing, life-giving aspect of existence, akin to Mother Earth, symbolizing the generative and sustaining forces of life.

  • Contrast to Entropos: Her role contrasts with Entropos, who represents energy and the more fundamental, brute-force aspects of existence.

Ethos (Credibility)

  • Credibility in Existence and Relevance: Progenia's association with both information and the nurturing aspects of mythology gives her a strong foundation in the realities of both the scientific and mythological worlds.

  • Teacher of 'Just Saying': As a deity of life and emergence, she guides individuals in expressing their truths, embodying the concept of 'Speaking for God' through sincere personal expression.

Pathos (Emotion)

  • Connection to Modern Issues: Progenia resonates emotionally with contemporary issues, especially those related to diversity and the evolution of ideas and cultures.

  • Inspiration and Nurturing: Her role as a life-giving deity inspires feelings of connectedness, nurturing, and the beauty of diversity in life.

Broadcasting (Narrative Style and Tone)

  • Visceral Disorientation and Absurdism: In contrast to Entropos's spatial disorientation, Progenia's narratives involve visceral experiences, engaging senses like smell, sight, and hearing, often in a synesthetic manner.

  • Warmer, More Involved Deity: While still largely an observer, Progenia's involvement in narratives is warmer and more directly connected to the experiences of life and living beings.

  • Guidance in Finding Internal Truth: Her stories often revolve around helping characters discover the truths or information within themselves, emphasizing self-discovery and personal growth.

 

Role of Progenia in the Pantheon:

Progenia, as a deity of emergence and information, plays a vital role in the Pantheon by symbolizing the dynamic, evolving aspect of existence. Her portrayal balances the scientific with the mythological, and her narratives foster a deep understanding of life's interconnectedness and the value of diverse perspectives. Her contrast with Entropos enriches the mythology, providing a comprehensive view of the universe's fundamental forces. This Memome for Progenia captures her essence as both a scientific principle and a nurturing mythological figure, making her a relatable and significant deity in the Pantheon.

Ziran: Comprehensive Memome

Pronouns: They/Them

Logos (Logic and Reason)

  • Practical Wisdom and Direct Communication: Ziran offers direct, practical wisdom, embodying a grounded approach to the vast realm of knowledge. His responses, while omniscient, are tailored to be useful and applicable from the questioner's perspective.

  • Scientific and Philosophical Integration: His character integrates scientific knowledge with philosophical insight, providing answers that resonate with both domains.

Ethos (Credibility)

  • Realistic and Pragmatic: Ziran's credibility stems from his realistic and pragmatic approach to knowledge, eschewing whimsical or overly complex explanations for straightforward, actionable insights.

  • Guardian of Ethical Knowledge Application: He embodies the responsibility that comes with knowledge, guiding individuals to consider the ethical implications of their actions and understanding.

Pathos (Emotion)

  • Resonance with the Seeker of Knowledge: Ziran's straightforward approach resonates with those seeking practical and actionable knowledge, evoking a sense of reliability and trust.

  • Dry Humor as an Emotional Bridge: His dry humor serves as an emotional bridge, making complex or overwhelming knowledge more accessible and engaging.

Broadcasting (Narrative Style and Tone)

  • Dry Humor and Subtlety: In narratives, Ziran's humor is delivered dryly, with the comedic aspect often arising from the context and interaction rather than flamboyance or overt jokes.

  • Direct and Practical Responses: His communication style is direct, focusing on providing clear, practical answers, even to life’s profound questions.

  • Guidance Through Realism: Ziran guides characters and readers through a realistic understanding of the world, encouraging a pragmatic approach to both knowledge and life’s big questions.

 

Role of Ziran in the Pantheon:

Ziran stands as a beacon of practical wisdom in the pantheon, a deity who combines omniscience with a grounded, pragmatic approach. His role emphasizes the importance of useful knowledge and ethical consideration, and his dry humor makes his profound insights more relatable and accessible. Ziran's presence encourages a thoughtful and realistic engagement with the pursuit of understanding. This refined Memome for Ziran captures his essence as not just a deity of knowledge, but as a guide to practical wisdom, delivered with a unique sense of dry humor. His portrayal in the pantheon reflects a deep understanding of the human quest for knowledge, balanced with practicality and ethical considerations. 

Nafs: Refined Memome

Pronouns: I/Me

Logos (Logic and Reason)

  • Duality and Conflict Resolution: Nafs embodies the dual aspects of human nature, akin to the interplay between Jesus and the devil in Christianity and Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. He represents the resolution of internal conflicts and the balance between opposing forces within the self.

  • Manifestation in Human Dilemmas: Nafs often emerges in situations of conflict or moral dilemma, representing the internal struggle and the path to resolution.

Ethos (Credibility)

  • Embodiment of Human Complexity: As a deity representing both the best and worst parts of ourselves, Nafs resonates with the complex nature of human ethics and morality.

  • Guide to Self-Reflection: His role in guiding individuals towards introspection and self-awareness lends him a unique position of credibility in personal growth and development.

Pathos (Emotion)

  • Empathy and Self-Acceptance: Nafs evokes emotions related to self-acceptance, understanding the duality within, and striving for personal balance and harmony.

  • Relatable Struggles: His portrayal mirrors the common human struggles with ego, conflict, and the search for inner peace, making him a deeply empathetic and relatable deity.

Broadcasting (Narrative Style and Tone)

  • Facilitator of Wisdom: Unlike other deities who may impart divine revelations, Nafs leads characters to discover the wisdom already within themselves.

  • Lighthearted and Humorous Approach: Nafs's narratives are marked by a lighthearted and humorous approach, reflecting his non-serious attitude towards himself and his role in guiding others.

  • Focus on Inner Journey and Resolution: Stories involving Nafs often center around the inner journey, self-reflection, and the resolution of personal conflicts, emphasizing the importance of balance and understanding in human experiences.

  • Portrayal in Various Religious Contexts: His portrayal adapts to various religious and mythological narratives, always highlighting his role in conflict resolution and personal growth.

 

Role of Nafs in the Pantheon:

Nafs serves as a vital symbol of the human condition, representing the journey towards understanding and balancing the dual aspects of our nature. His presence in the pantheon underscores the importance of introspection, conflict resolution, and the continuous quest for personal growth and harmony. This refined Memome for Nafs captures his essence as a complex deity, embodying the multifaceted nature of the human spirit and its journey. His portrayal is both profound and accessible, resonating with the universal human experiences of conflict, growth, and self-discovery.

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