Viking Gods 1. The Vikings were from Scandinavia and they believed in many Gods. The two main families of the Norse Gods were the Aesir Family - sky Gods, and the Vanir Family - earth Gods. The families were at war for a while until they eventually they made peace. 2.
In Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by Bernes, both physically and figuratively have storms that signify the separation of people and Gods for specific reasons. The Tempest most easily recognizes the storm by physically separating the crew members and royalty onto the island which is like the Myths and Legends where the Gods are separated into Heaven, the Ocean, and Hell. In The Tempest, Prospero has Ariel cause a storm that sinks the King of Naples ship but allows all passengers on board to survive. The survivors are split into groups along Prospero and his daughter, Miranda’s, island.
Odin and Ymir A myth can be a false statement or story that is not true and a creation can be a story that is not true but it 's how they thought the way of life is created. In the mythical story “Odin and Ymir” they explain how the earth was created in there eyes. There is a place called Niflheim and the characters that are in the story is Ymir “ The First Frost Giant” then formed a cow to be with Ymir. On the third day a new man named Buri and he sad a son named Bor who married a girl named Bestla who is a daughter of one of the giants.
Psychotic Greed Throughout history, greed has been a prevalent factor in motivating humans to commit cruel crimes. Horrific events like the Holocaust, the Cultural Revolution, and The Trail of Tears all involved leaders who prioritized power, money, and land over basic human rights. This concept is further displayed in the James M. Cain 1935 classic noir novel Double Indemnity through the actions of the main character Phyllis Nirdlinger. Phyllis values materialistic items and money which causes her to murder ruthlessly.
Mythology is a term widely used for the study of myths, the stories, the beliefs, the understanding of the world through certain aspects narrated in oral tales to teach values and ethics to the society. However, one does not find myth in contemporary times rather it is a subject of the past of which no one is a witness. These mythical tales have been passed down through generations never actually knowing the origin of its creation. Myth usually has connotations of falsehood, unreasonable, irrationality which makes the stories and the past related to it a mere lie or fiction. But if myth is fictitious, then how could it serve the purpose of educating the masses about moral values and ethics?
Waking after such terrifying events, Rainsford thought over all that had happened over the past few days on the island with General Zaroff. “How will I ever find Whitney?” thought Rainsford as he stumbled around the chateau in a daze, “Perhaps I can swim to Haiti, I should be close enough and Johnson lives around there.” Johnson was Rainsford’s old childhood friend who had lived 2 blocks away, he moved to Haiti when he became 30, so that he would always be by the sea. Rainsford decided this was a good plan, but instead of swimming he went down by the shore and forged a raft out of coconut tree wood. Leaving the island left Rainsford with many different feelings, mainly sadness, but for some reason he felt like he would be back one day.
Dreams are just conceptions of our mind for longing for more out of our selves. The problem of trying to process or make these dreams happen is the fact that we feel that these dreams will become burden upon not just our body, but our mind as well. For many this may be true, but in the case of George Smalls, this is not the case. George’s Dream or main goal is to be able to care of Lennie. This one dream has influenced most of his choices and has actual become a part of him.
Identity defines who somebody is; when one loses their identity, it can be caused by many reasons. Lord of the Flies is a novel about a plane full of boys aged six through twelve landing on an island during a war, without any adult supervision; they try to find ways to survive; they reveal the dark side of humanity. Some of the boys violently kill each other, which causes them to not trust each other. The events that occur on the island scar them, and they will never go back to the way they used to be. Roger, Ralph, and Jack all lose their identity on the island over time, and there are many factors that contribute to their loss of identity.
Mythology from Ancient Greece is still greatly entwined in culture today. Many modern day phrases originate from characters in Greek mythology, as do many themes and topics in modern literature. Some brand names and logos of present day companies are also derived from Ancient Greek myths. Everyday, Greek mythology remains very much a part of our lives through its influences on the language, literature, and marketing of today.