Sometimes the lines between religious myth and other elements overlap. Religious practice, history, politics, individuals, whole peoples, and entire cultures have affected mythoi around the world and myths have affected them in turn. Studying the interaction of all these elements is certainly interesting.
However, on this site, questions must focus on mythology, not practice, history, people, or anything else. You can ask, for example, how a given myth has influenced a certain practice, or how a practice influenced a myth, but you cannot ask about practice only. Every question must be about a myth or the study of mythology.
- On-topic: What Greek myth explains animal sacrifice?
- Off-topic: How did the Greeks sacrifice?
- On-topic: How did the Norman conquest of the British Isles affect Arthurian mythology?
- Off-topic: Did the Norman conquest of the British Isles result in a change in religious power?
- On-topic: On what basis does [Scholar] conclude that [myth] evolved from [something]?
- Off-topic: What are the credentials of [Scholar]?
- On-topic: How did Norse myth change as Christianity began to influence their culture?
- Off-topic: How did Norse culture change as Christianity began to influence their culture?
- On-topic: In what ways was North American myth affected upon the influx of white, Europeans?
- Off-topic: How did the North American peoples respond to the influx of white Europeans?