So, a deluge of questions about Greek mythology have sprung up, which is great. The majority of these (30 at time of writing) are tagged with greek. A couple (2 at time of writing) are tagged ancient-greek.

Currently, these seem to be synonyms. I would be quite surprised if we had a question about Greek mythology that did not come under Ancient Greek.

Given that many of the other culture-specific tags (norse, egyptian, roman) are single words, without specifying a time period, should we tag items with greek and avoid the ancient-greek tag, or declare it a synonym?

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    Modern Greek mythology would probably be limited to rumours about honest politicians and bankers... I doubt that would eb on-topic here, so I agree the two tags are synonymous. If any distinction would be useful, one could consider classical vs pre-classical Greek.
    – oerkelens
    Apr 29, 2015 at 9:07

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I merged into .


There is no point having both. As per the comments here and in this thread, and will either become synonyms, or will be deleted, when we have mods who can do this sort of fancy stuff.

  • Yes, but we can just edit that tag in the future questions and people have actually done that. Apr 29, 2015 at 22:00
  • @naltipar no don't do that, because the tag will keep reappearing. By making a synonym, the system automatically converts it to the main tag. Apr 29, 2015 at 23:41
  • Yes, I agree. I'm just commenting on what we should do now. Apr 29, 2015 at 23:43

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