9.4 Intro - Symbolism Psychology-Sigmund Freud –...

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www.lib.utexas.edu/services/reserves pswd: Mythology Mythology from “mythos”- Grk for word, speech, story, tale - Dates back to Homer, 8 th cent. BC Can be told w/ words, paintings, dance, movies, books, etc. Types of myths: Myth proper - stories that deal with the gods, relationships between humans and gods, etc. Saga/Legend - have a connection to history Folktales - fantastic adventures. Most are entertaining. Ex. Heracles. Etiological – from Greek “aitia” = cause, blame – explain the origins or ends of things (ex. Hymn to Demeter ) Allegory – represent something else. Ex. Human nature, other universal truths
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Unformatted text preview: Symbolism Psychology-Sigmund Freud – psychoanalysis – Oedipus complex – individual unconscious-Carl Jung – collective unconscious Freud saw myth as a conscious attempt to relay dreams in the world Jung-myths are a collective unconscious of humanity Myth & Society Claude Levi-Strauss-Structuralism – binary opposites-See how people interact within a culture Religious environment in ancient Greece Polytheistic Shinto in Japan, Wicca in US today...
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