This is related to Tag rename: [australian] -> [australian-aboriginal] or [australian-aborigines], which I saw just before I posted this.
Currently, we have a number of tags that focus on the mythology of a specific country:
There are two issues I see with this:
- A country/region may have vastly different mythologies and religions, making some tags potentially unhelpful.
- Some mythologies - in fact, many - apply to multiple countries.
As an absurd example, consider Brittany, which happens to have its own tag (brittany). Brittany is a region in France with strong Celtic culture, comparable to that of the British isles. Technically, a french tag could be used, but the region is, in this sense, quite different from the rest of France.
This is not a common scenario, but it is a valid one. Mythologies are generally not - especially in the case of ancient mythologies - limited to one modern country, and there are often multiple mythologies abundant in one country.
Should we stop tagging by country, or is this issue not a problem?