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1.Myths about lost cities, mythical creatures, and sacred objects are common to many cultures.2.Historical linguists can often tell where a group originated before it migrated by tracing its language to a common source.3.Common themes in myths and legends are that heros follows the same predictable path and that the stories of thedifferent heroes from different cultures are essentially the same.4.The themes that they often have in common are the idea of a supreme being, creation, apocalypse all of these includegood and evil.5.Some of the shared symbols are the symbolic concept of a cosmic or world tree and the serpent.1.The conclusion that I draw is that people are very similar. Even though people are really different, there aresimilarities in their themes.2.Archaeological evidence has been found that supports the possibility of a great flood, although its not 100%proven3.Comparative mythology is important because it can show how different cultures were and still are.4.

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Mythology, 2 600 years, Dr Jamie Tehrani

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