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Ancient Mythology

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Transcript of Ancient Mythology

Compare n Contrast
The main characters in myths are usually
gods, supernatural heroes and humans. As
sacred stories, myths are often endorsed by
rulers and priests and closely linked to
religion or spirituality. In the society in
which it is told, a myth is usually regarded
as a true account of the remote past.
The characters have different appearance e.g. blue, big.
The myths beholds different topics like the greek romance, the egyptian betrayal and the Indian creation and destruction.
Indian myth contain happy ending but the other 2 do not.
Those 3 myths involve gods of goddesses.
They all have affect on cultures and peoples thinking.
All these myth happen long time ago.
These myths all contain 2 sides (good and bad).
All these myth contain death.
How does the myth affect religions and peoples thinking ?
In a group, create alternative endings for the myth and share.
Ancient Mythology
Myths from various countries
Indian myth
Most of India's myth, like the story of Durga, are part of Hinduism, one of the worlds oldest religions. Hindu beliefs and myths are driven by 2 very powerful forces: creation and destruction. Everything in the cosmos, even gods and goddesses, spirals through an everlasting cycle of birth, death or destruction, and reincarnation.
Greek myth
Egyptian myth
The Greek myth about Hades and Persephone relates to the question many wonder, "What happens when you die?"
The Egyptian myth about Orsis tells the story and showing to others the story about how the land of Egypt came about and how the story of gods began.
And the myth about Durga and Mahisha talks about creation and destruction. Everything in the cosmos, even gods and goddesses, spirals through an everlasting cycle of birth, death or destruction, and reincarnation.
Many Greek myths are based on gods
and why many things have been "invented".
For example: seasons- due to the actions
of Demeter, how lightning is created by
Zeus etc. Many Greek myths are about
gods, goddess, demons etc. Almost all Greek
myths are so to speak "mystical". Many of
the gods and goddess are said to take
large parts in the world. For example:
Demeter- agriculture, Hades- King of
underworld, Zeus- Lightning etc.
Almost all Egyptian myths are based on
true facts. These myths are also mainly
always based on past Kings. These myths
strongly capture the past culture and ways
of Egypt and Egyptians with their beliefs etc.
Many myths have been passed down from
generations. Many Egyptian myths include
history about the Kings etc the myth includes
like their wife, children, animals.
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These cities are commonly known for their stories and myths
that drives people's motivation to various religion. Some of those mythical characters are gods like Poseidon, Mahisha etc.
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