Visual Timeline: Mythology
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4000 BCE: Earliest Egyptian Myths Recorded.
3000 BCE: Hathor, known as Mistress of Dendera, cult center flourishes in the city of Dendera.
2500 BCE: Osiris as Dying and Reviving God and God of the Dead appears in Pyramid Texts.
2285 BCE - 2250 BCE: Life of Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon of Akkad, and world's first author known by name.
2150 BCE - 1400 BCE: The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh written on clay tablets.
1640 BCE - 1700 BCE: Written form of the Atrahasis Myth of the Great Flood.
1300 BCE: The Myth of Adapa appears in written form.
1120 BCE: The Sumerian Enuma Elish (creation story) is written.
800 BCE - 700 BCE: Homer of Greece writes his Iliad and Odyssey.
753 BCE: The legendary founding date of Rome.
700 BCE: Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
400 BCE: Roman tale of mythical twins Romulus and Remus first recorded.
30 BCE - 18 BCE: Roman poet Virgil writes his Aeneid.
65 CE - 100 CE: The tales of the life and work of Jesus (gospels) composed.
708 CE - 714 CE: The Kojiki written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
720 CE: The Nihonshoki written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
807 CE: Imibe-no-Hironari writes the Kogoshui, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.