The Role of Archetypes in Myth Making
Myth is from the Greek word mythos, or story. Yet it’s not just any story, for it is a special or sacred story, as in how the world was created, who the gods are, why a grove is sacred, why a trickster gets the last laugh, or why a hero triumphed with volition and divine assistance. “Myth is about the unknown; it is about that for which initially we have no words. Myth therefore looks into the heart of the great silence,” wrote Karen Armstrong (2005, p. 4).
In the modern world, myth lives and,...
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