Mythology - Lecture 2

Mythology - Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 Mythos: Means story or an...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Lecture 2 Mythos: Means story or an account -Dictionary.com: The underlying system of beliefs, esp. those dealing with supernatural forces, characteristic of a particular cu Logos: Has around 50 meanings -Reason, speech, word, rational order, argument -Dictionary.com: Rational principle that governs and develops the universe ->Became a more powerful word in 600BC Malinowski: From Poland -Born 1884 -Offered a teaching position at University of London as an anthropology professor ->Worked 1927-1942 -Most important work: -Research study in the south pacific (Trobriand Islands) ->Argonauts of Western Pacific Role of Myth in Life What are the myths of origin Myths of death and circle of life Myths of magic Conclusions School of Natural Mythology -School believes that primitive man is highly interested in natural phenomenon ->More on a theoretical level PSychological school -Myth is daydream of the race -Believe that myth is not related to nature, but to subconscious
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course HUMS 160 taught by Professor Litos during the Fall '08 term at Lansing.

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Mythology - Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 Mythos: Means story or an...

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