First of all I want to tell that before upvoting or downvoting just by seeing the title read the whole question first.
For a long time the tag mythology has been creating conflicts in the community, it is evident from several meta posts and answers, so I feel there is need of new community consensus on this matter.
So, I propose to change the name of tag from mythology and rename it as legend (or other suitable).
Need of changing:
One popular argument given in the support of use of mythology tag as it is, is;
If one hovers around Mythology tag then one can easily get tag description and in which sense we are using it.
To this reply is as:
1) It's only in the desktop and laptop one should hover to get tag description. There are thousands of mobile users (like me) and for them hovering doesn't work. They have to go to the link of 'Mythology' tag itself open a new page and read there, which one rarely does.
2) The question tagged with 'Mythology' in google search show with 'Mythology - question' format in this case also hovering doesn't works.
Hence, there is a need to change Mythology tag as it has another popular meaning of 'false story'.
No need of removing completely:
There are also views saying that Mythology tag should be completely removed. I don't think this is also a good thing to do because:
1) Mythology is the top tag presently, removing it completely might affect some questions too. Also the tag is useful on separating philosophical question and story based question. For eg. It isn't suitable to tag a question purely dealing with story as 'philosophy', neither it is suitable to tag question dealing with 'philosophy' with 'mythology'. So, this tag is useful in separating these type of questions. And if 'Mythology' is renamed as 'Legend' it plays the same role without giving any negative meanings also.
2) Since 'mythology' is top tag now, many users have earned tag badges using it. For eg. Keshav Srinivasan has earned gold badge on mythology. Similarly there are many other users too. So, it might be injustice for these users to completely remove the tag.
Hence, I propose to rename the tag as a middle way. The most suitable I find is 'Legends' which has a meaning of:
a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated.
If you agree with this post upto now. Or if you think that mythology tag shouldn't be used as it is and should be renamed then upvote this question.
If you think mythology tag should be removed completely then present your view as a representative in answer and voting then starts on your answer.
If you think mythology tag should be kept as it is, then present your answer (as a representative) with detailed argument why it should be kept as it is. Then voting also goes in your answer.
So, present your views and votes wisely 😊😊. Thanking you.