As you probably know, a fair number of people come to History.SE looking for answers regarding mythology only to find out that not only is it off-topic here, but it's not on-topic anywhere on Stack Exchange.

But there is an Area51 proposal for a mythology SE site, in the "commitment" stage, which means it needs more people to hit commit, to say that they will be active on the site beta.

Anecdotally from my own circle, I feel like there's significant overlap between history buffs and mythology nerds, so I thought people from here might be interested in making the mythology site happen.

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    May 13, 2015 at 4:04

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FWIW, the poster asked in chat if it was OK to post this, and I was encouraging.

If nothing else, it will be nice to have something legit to do with the vaguely history-flavored mythology questions we get from time to time, aside from just closing them.

I don't think there's much of any direct overlap, so I don't see this stack actually cannibalizing any good History questions from our own beta stack.

Also on the plus side, I freaking love Mythology. Particularly the non-Greek stuff I don't know as much about. So there's that. :-)


While I would like it, I'm not sure how much traffic such a SE could produce.

Maybe it would have been better to merge that topic into an already active SE…

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