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John Granese Mid-Term Exam Mythology 1b) Flood myths are so prevalent around the world for a number of reasons. One reason for this could be that, similar to other types of natural disasters, floods are very distinct and occur all the time. Floods can be extremely destructive, and their memories can haunt and linger a society. Floods are part of nature and are going to happen, and when they do their results are rarely forgotten. Also, another explanation for this can be seen in Jung’s theory of the archetype of the productive sacrifice. Without death, there is no life, and this necessary cycle can be attributed to the great flood that purged from the earth the wickedness of man and brought new life to the earth. Water in mythology is representative of the unconscious, or the collective unknown. To earlier cultures, water was revered as powerful and mysterious because not much was known about them. These myths have become almost ineffective in our world today with the technology we now
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course CAMS 045 taught by Professor Polk,bryanedward during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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