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The Rise, Life and Fall

Bianca Cordero

on 5 May 2010

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Mythology The Rise, Life and Fall Where it all began... The Life of Mythology The period of the greek gods
was in the 17th century B.C. and the period of the heros was the 16th to 12th century B.C It was said that all Greek Gods and heros are based on real people from the Christian Era. A greek myth is: Greek myth explains the origins of the world and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and other mythological creatures. Robert Graves deffinition
is the study of whatever
religious or heroic legends
are so foreign to students
experiance that he cannot
believe them to be true. Robert Graves said that myths
have 2 main functions:
First to answer the sort of
awkward questions children asked.
The second is to justify an existing
social system and account for
traditional rites and customs. depending on where you live,
determined what myths you
were taught If you were from the north, you were taught that a divine cow named "Audumla" licked the frozen stones, bringing you into exsistance However, people else where
believed that all of nature
hatched from a 'world-egg'
laid by the Mediterranean
Dove-Goddess, Polynesia The Greek Gods Mythology was at the heart of everyday life in ancient Greece. Greeks regarded mythology as part of their history. They used myths to explain natural phenomona, cultural variations, traditional emmities and friendships. Myths develop over many years as part of a vibrant cultural tradition. Myths iriginate in cultures without writing, called oral cultures and are passed down by word of mouth. They say the geometric period dates from c. 900-800 b.c and onward. Greek mythology: Body of myths and legands belonging to the ancient greeks. Definition of a myth: A myth is a story with a meaning attatched to it other than it seems to have a first. It is believed the only general handbook to survive from was the "Library" of Pseudo-Apollodrus, who lived from c. 180-120 b.c The Library attempts to reconcile the contridictory tales of the poeist provides a grand summary and heroic legends. in that same way, the life of a myth was determined by its culture. When the Akan of Ghana were over ruled in the
early middle ages by the nomads from the Sudan,
the two cultures came to a compromise as to the
creation of the world. The compromise goes as
Odomankoma, the nomad's Sky-god, created the
world with a chisel and hammer from inert matter and Ngame, the Akan's Moon-goddess who brought life to living things by shooting them with her lunar rays, brought life to the world. Ngame Odomankoma Are Myths Dead? Many myths, yes, have been
either diproven or forgotten. In fact, most myths died out
after the rise of philosophy,
history, and relationalism in
the late 5th century However, myths continue to pop up all over the world.
We have many well-known myths to date such as...
El Chupacabra..
supossed mummified
baby chupacabra Of course, a blurry image Although myths have a way of changing to fit the culture, many stay consistant. Such as.... Zeus
ECT... The Greek Gods may have
had an issue with promescuity as you can cleary see from thier family tree. Other consistant myths were that of the Egyptians Egyptian gods Ra
ECT... A "Prezi" presintation by
Amanda Atchley
Bianca Cordero Myths are alive and well today.

they may die out, but more will eventually find their way to the surface.

Although some may be disguised as an urban legend, you are never to far from one. Myths would last a few hundred years, and then either die out, be disproven or even over thrown by a new myth. Such as in the case of the Akan and the nomads of the Sudan. Indian gods Ashwini Kumara
ECT... Hawaiian gods Puna
Kahalaopuna As you can see, myths are not universal. However, they can be utilized universally... Certain things, such as the days of the week and the names for our planets came from myths.

(Woden - wensday
Frigg - friday
ECT...) In Conclusion... Myths may dirive from our culture but they also have an impact on our culture.
Although myths can be easily disproven, overthrown or maybe even forgot about, they help us to anwser those tough questions about life during their own life. Fin. There were some other places that had the same type of on-going family tree that never changed Also the Indians As well as the Hawaiians
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