Beowulf is an epic poem written in Old English sometime around the 10th Century by an unknown author. Set in the period it was written, the poem tells the story of the title character, a great Anglo-Saxon warrior named Beowulf. Star Wars is a movie trilogy created by George Lucas and filmed in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Set in space, this story depicts the struggle of many soldiers, led mainly by Luke Skywalker, against the tyranny that was the Galactic Empire. The backgrounds of these two stories are so wildly different that it seems as if they would have nothing in common.
Myths are known across the globe and within different cultures. The cultures have their own myths on creation, creatures, or the humans on earth. These myths are told to tell how the land and creatures were created. Today two myths from a different culture will be viewed while answering some questions and describing the myths of those cultures. The myths that will be looked at are The Creation of the Titans and the Gods from Greece and Rome and The Aboriginal Creation from Australia.
What is Greek mythology? Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient greeks. These myths and teachings include stories of their gods, goddesses, and heroes. They were also used to explain the nature of the world and their origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. These stories were important to the Greeks, because the people of Greece learned good and bad behavior through the gods and goddesses actions.
In the time of the ancients, heroes roamed the earth, fighting monsters and gods, and having epic journeys. The ancients, though many fictional, can always be personified by Joseph Campbell 's, Twelve Steps of a Hero 's Journey, just as current real-life people. All stories both old and new share similar structural elements with one another, the Vogler 's compose the hero 's journey. The Hero 's Journey is a narrative pattern, shown by Joseph Campbell, this pattern can be applied to all stories around the world. In fact, many of the world most famous writers and producers owe their fame to this time-tested method of writing.
The hero's journey is a popular form of writing that involves a hero who embarks on an adventure, quest, or journey where in the climax they win a victory, then comes home transformed or changed. The book, “The Odyssey” is a prodigious example of the hero's journey. Odysseus is the hero of “The Odyssey”. All heroes in a hero's journey display particular traits. Odysseus displays perseverance and fortitude, two specific characteristics that all heroes should display.
“At home, after Sunday School, Kiam always demanded to know: ‘How can anyone walk on water? How can so few baskets of bread and fish feed hundreds?’ And Santa Claus never once visited our house” (Choy 23). Everyone is familiar with myths and legends.
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, a novel by Bernard Evslin, retells short stories of the most famous gods and monsters of Greek Mythology. Evslin creates a simplistic way for the reader to understand more about these myths, through short story telling. Each god and monster is given their own chapter, and are explained thoroughly, but simplistically to help the reader understand these stories better. Evslin’s method of storytelling was effective and the way each story connected made it an easy and enjoyable read. I found it helpful that each piece was told through a maximum of about six pages.
Tribal flag songs and National anthems are also a major part of the Native American musical activities, and are starters to public ceremonies, especially powwows. Songs that are translatable include historical songs, like the Navajo "Shi' Naasha', which celebrates the end of Navajo internment in Fort Sumner, New Mexico in 1868. Many songs celebrate harvest, planting season or other important times of year. The music plays a vital role in education and history, with ceremonies and stories orally passing on ancestral customs to new generations. Native American ceremonial music is said to originate from spirits and deities, or from a particularly respected individual.
The Hero’s Journey,Carthage,Rome, the GSDG 1.What is the Hero 's Journey? The Hero’s Journey is a structure identified in all the myths. This structure contains departure,initiation,and return. The departure includes: call to adventure, refusal to the call,supernatural aid,crossing the threshold,and belly of the whale.
“The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? How is knowledge used in psychology and religion to provide comfort to people? Firstly, to define both meaning and purpose, purpose will be the reason for which something is done or created.