"Meitei mythology", also known as "Manipuri mythology" or "Kanglei mythology", is the body of traditional stories, pertaining to Ancient Manipur's legendary origins and religious systems, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Manipuri ethnicity.
Meitei mythology may also mean the modern analysis of these representations, and to the subject matter, as represented in the literature and art of the culture of the Meitei people. The Meiteis usually treated their traditional narratives as historical, even when these have mythical or miraculous or supernatural elements.
Meitei mythology is known mainly from the Meitei literature from ancient times. It predominantly relies on the literary sources and some archaeological sources.
Mythical narration plays an integral role in nearly every genre of Meitei literature. Some of the best known literary sources are:
|Khongjomnubi Nongarol||Legends of the Pleiades|
|Konthoujam Nongarol||Legends of Konthoujam Tampha Lairembi|
|Leithak Leikharol||Creation myth|
|Panthoibi Khongul||Legends of Panthoibi|
|Phouoibi Waron||Legends of Phouoibi|
|Poireiton Khunthok||Legend of the human civilization on earth led by Poireiton and Leinaotabi from the underworld.|
|Sakok Lamlen||Creation myth|
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