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6th response paper - Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A...

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Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A 6 th Response Paper 1. Anthropologists define myth as “stories whose truth seems self-evident because they do such a good job of integrating personal experiences with a wider set of assumptions about the way society, or the world in general, must operate” (75). There are different types of myths, but they all follow the same basic definition that was presented previously. One type of myth is the origin myth. From the name, one can tell that this type has something to do with how we came onto this earth or how the Earth itself was created. Different cultures have different stories to tell how we first came along. A lot of the time, myths are based upon a certain religion, which ties in with the culture of the area. Other types can include stories about heroes defeating evil creatures to save the beautiful damsel in distress, apocalypse stories, and stories that have a moral to teach you. Anthropologists are so interested in myths because they are how people learn their moral
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