Final Review, 12 storys

Final Review, 12 storys - 20:44 Lion child cow child mythic...

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Unformatted text preview: 20:44 Lion child cow child mythic elements o at the end lion child turns into god/ when you go through right of passage you touch god o animal world human world: in the animal world the lion and the cow destroy the evil lion doing right by killing the evil lion. That is the same as the human world as killing the eight old men who are being selfish and keeping the water that they need. Pattern o Lion and cow set things right The two events support this Cow child entrails are eaten by the dog cow is brought back to life by lion child. Cows rebirth symbolizes the end of puberty ritual. (important lion is being cut off from his past because if he had killed cow he would be like his mother). Two Brothers Mythic elements o God takes pitty on Betta and creates him a wife. o Betta becomes a man when he tranforms into a pharoa bec he half god half human mythic element Isolation stage Betta flees ampu Ordeal stage Betta transformed into trees an ox and a chip these transformations show his transformations in real life. In the beginning he was an ox in his later transformation he was a tree Mirroring/dualism o Betta repreaents the positive side o Women ampus wife (acuses betta of rape)and bettas wife(wants to kill beta) are negative side Know : god makes a large body of water to separate the brothers Pythons shining stone Mythic Elements o Whole story about the creation of the moon its believed that this o Reminder to be generous Patterns o Generosity: sheep and antelope share food feed all animals) o Selfishness: sheep has no food and antelope and other towns people will not help him Mantis creates an eland Mythic elements o Creation of darkness and the moon represent dualism feather thrown into the sky by god Dualism o Negative part of god: Darkness,warumbe,set o Positive part of god: Light (moon),Nambi, isis Darkness is the punishment to the people for killing gods creatures If disrupt balance of nature incur the wrath of god o Darkness reminder is a punishment from god to human for disrupting nature. Because humans kill god is angry punishes with darkness but ubderstands survival so creates the moon God realized if humans are going to live they need to be able to hunt at night takes ostrige feather wipes off bile and throws ito heavens and it becomes moon.God creates light (This is the Great inigma of man) o Mantis Dualistic god: he creates moon lifegiving/creates darkness deathdealing Creater Divine trickster o Pattern First pattern- mantis anoints shoe left behind brings eland into life...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course FOLKLORE 210 taught by Professor Scheub during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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Final Review, 12 storys - 20:44 Lion child cow child mythic...

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