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Mythology

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Transcript of Mythology

Mythology
Origin of Myth
Euhemerism
; One theory claims that myths are distorted accounts of real historical events.

Alegorical Theory
It's believed that

allegorical theory
contained some moral , religous, philosophical truth or historical fact.
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology-

Consisted of Greek Myths , Greek Gods, and Greek Literature.
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a collection of myths esp. one belonging to a particular religous or cultural religion.
Mythology
Characteristics in Myth
are normally Gods, Supernatural heros and humans.
- myth, is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and human formed their present life
.
Scriptural Theory
Is real facts that have been disguised and altered. For example names, Deucalion- another name for Noah.
Classical Mythology Map
This is basically just a map of city- states in Ancient Mythology.
Definition of
Allegory- a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning typically a moral or political one
.
Olympian Gods
Zeus
Poseiden
Hades
Hestia
Hera
Aris
Athena
Apollo
Aphrodite
Hemes
Artemis
Hephaestus
More Detailed Greek Mythology
Zeus was the God of the Sky.
Hades was the God of the Underworld
Poseiden God of the Sea
All 3 Gods are Brothers.
Myths
In Greek Mythology there were myths. Myths of Figures, Creatures, Places and Heros.
Greek Literature
In Greek Mythology there was Literature. Classic literature written by Gods.
Citizen of a City- State
Ancient Greeks reffered themselves to be citizens of their own individual city- state.
Each city- state had it's own goals, law, custom and personality. The Ancient Greeks were very loyal to their city-state.
City- State
Each city-state
believed
in the same God.
Also all spoke the same
languages
.
If the Ancient Greek was from Sparta he would say , "I am Spartan". And if he was from Athens he would say, "I am Athenian."
Mythology in Different Areas
The
mythlogy area
is divided in
6
geographical areas.
Africa ; consists of African & Egyptian Mythology.
America
; Consits of Aztec, Inca, Maya, Haitian and Native American Mythology.
Asia
; consists of Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Hindu Mythology.
Europe
consists of Celtic, Basque, Etruscan, Norse, Roman, Latvian and Greek Mythology.
Oceania
consists of Aboriginal and Polynesian Mythology.
Middle East

consits of Islamic, Persian,Judaic and Mesopatan Mythology.
Bernard McGinn
Historical Devolopment
Bernard McGinn
states that mythic patterns are between "good and evil."He states that the Hebrew Bible is a "reinterpretation of myth in history"
Some historians belive
that the Hebrew Bible has passages that describe historical events.
Famous Literature
Famous Literature
The Odyssey
by; Homer
Antigone
by; Sophocles
Oedipus Rex
by; Sophocles
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