Foundation of Mythol
HUM 105 / Week 1
May 18. 2015
Dr. Randal Allison
Foundation of Mythology
Q. How is the myth used popularly? There are many types of myths, and from nearly every place in the world. What does the statement “It’s a myth” mean in contrast to, how the word myth used in the academic context? After considering the definition in your textbooks and course materials, write a definition in your own words.
A. A myth is usually, a locally or globally popularized story or belief. Which mostly isn’t true. It is mostly used in sentenced describing a legend or a story with questionable authenticity. I went to Dictionary.com, which defines myth as a traditional or legendary story the word, myth is used to address what is real and what is not real in academic context. A myth is a fairy tale that is told to children to create a dramatic and more exciting effect. For example: Jack Frost is winter, the Easter Bunny is for Easter, and Tooth Fairy is for tooth underneath the pillow will give you money. These stories became as part of many people everyday lives.
Q. What are the most common mythological themes across different culture? Why do myths from culture around. The world address, such similar or universal themes? Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of mankind.
A. Myths for the most mythological themes across the world or universe have different culture, and have different beliefs. The way myths are presented in movies is the way the media relates with one another on belief and past history. Through our ancestors are connected to the many generation that still believe in myths in our culture, and is embedded in our soul. For examples: Greek myth is cupid falling in love with beautiful earth girl. Psych, and his mother Aphrodite and her ventures to destroy psych. Other stories of King Arthur and his legendary sword, Excalibur, and the myths of the Holy Grail.
Q. What is the
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