And one more. This will be appearing in the Cults Book and is filled with careful information about the monomyth:
Between the years 650 S.T. and 1050 S.T. the God Learners explored the world seeking deep secrets previously hidden from view.
One of the things that the God Learners did was to create a monomyth for Glorantha. They discovered parallels between stories and deities of many cultures. Using arcane sorcery, the scholars proved that parallel deities were in fact the same being. They compared, postulated, and composed a unified theory of world mythology which few listeners could object to in overall form. This unified theory incorporated and synthesized all the mythology into it and was known as the God Learner monomyth.
The God Learner monomyth never ironed out every discrepancy in conflict with local belief. And in fact, it was probably not intended to do so. The non-sequential and simultaneous nature of God Time events makes internal contradictions and inconsistencies inevitable. However, it is a powerful tool to cling to, and to hang understanding from.
The God Learners were condemned by their contemporaries for heinous crimes far more serious than mutilating everyone’s favorite stories to fit an understandable narrative structure. Their practice and beliefs have fallen into great disrepute outside of the scholarly communities of Lhankor Mhy and his fellows. Such ill will has inevitably colored acceptance of the monomyth in the world today.
To those Gloranthans who do know of the monomyth it is a convenient philosophical overview, an attempt to translate peculiarities into universalities, to overcome the limitations and boundaries of language and parochial existence, or another deception by Gbaji to lead the world to ruin. But it cannot be forgotten that most of the inhabitants of Glorantha do not care about the mythic structure beyond their own belief structure.