I feel as if there are many stories that lead back to these myths and I think we will continue to use myths in stories. Out of the three motifs, I feel that the most important myth motif is humans being created out of organic material. The materials on earth are endless which makes the creators be able to make as many humans as they want. The creators could try with many different materials and could see which material made the better humans just like in the Mayan myth. Do you agree the humans being made of organic material are the most important
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.
“Fourth, a living myth gives the people who accept it a way to cope with the difficulties of life” (pp.1) This quote really gives the word “myth” a definition. This quote summarized what Chernus is trying to say about American myths. Myths are an oversimplified story that serves to give people a sense of comfort because it always them to understand the meaning of life. This quote is the sparknotes of Chernus’
Myths have been pertinent and continue to stay relevant in society in more aspects than just one. They are ubiquitous amongst all cultures, and are almost unavoidable in American culture. A myth symbolizes a representation of reality. Each myth tells the story of how and why things are the way they are. These stories obtain numerous interpretations; however, they all lead back to well-known standard plotline.
Developed and circulated by others, an urban legend is a myth, folklore, that is often a miscommunication. Often based on a person or a circumstance, Urban legends have a history. Folklore's are passed on from generation to generation. Majority of the time, urban legends are made to teach a moral or a lesson. One urban legend that tells a distinctive history, tale, and moral, is Bloody
What if creation stories of contrary cultures share the similar aspects? In the world, there are at least more than two thousand cultures; among the diverse cultures, major cultures or religions create their own creation myth. Creation myth stories give rise to people’s beliefs. Even though each cultures in the world differ from each other, creation myth stories illustrate similarities. There are many similarities that creation stories share; among them, most creation myths contain the existence of an absolute being, the theme of birth, and the concept of time.
1. How is the purpose of urban legends of today the same as that of folktales that have been passed down for generations?the way that these urban legends can in some ways serve a similar purpose is that it has always keeped people aware of what's around them. The fact that people have scene or even talked about things that may seem unreal, well that idea even to the non believers, would still be aware. 2. Explain how superstitions help humans deal with the fact that so many things in life are outside of their control.
History was almost never a crucial part of standard education, and yes it never claimed to give an interpretation of human life as being a whole. This larger ambition was appropriate to religion, philosophy, as well as poetry along with imaginative literature. History Of historiography All human cultures tell stories in regards to the past. Deeds of ancestors, heroes, gods, or animals sacred to particular peoples were chanted and memorized prior to there was any writing that to record them. Their truth was authenticated by ab muscles fact of their continued repetition.
If the person could not live on then they needed to be remembered in some way. They believed that when a person died that it was not their ultimate end of life. They said that the person would still live on in spirit or in the netherworld. The Mesopotamian afterlife beliefs are burials, grave inscriptions, economic texts recording disbursements for funerals or cults of the dead, references to death in royal inscriptions and edicts, chronicles, royal and private letters, lexical texts, cultic commentaries, magico-medical texts, omens, and curse formulas. They also believed that a person could live by being remembered by a legacy they had left.
In the Hindu flood myth, “the Fish begged protection from larger fish. In return the fish would save Manu...The Fish wanted Manu of the impending flood”(Flood Stories From Around the World). In Seveneves humanity builds a large swarm of miniature spaceships to escape the impending doom and decides to populate it with “astronauts, cosmonauts, military and scientists whose skills are needed”. Ancient society valued people on their righteousness and devotion to their religion but Neal Stephenson is showing that in the twenty-first century society values people based on their skills and ability to positively contribute to society. These distinct differences further show a change in societal values throughout