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Unformatted text preview: a. The human body is binary (split in half) b. Ideas come in pairs (opposites) c. The basic human experience is CONFLICT d. The myths present conflicts and then resolve them 4. Freud doctor from Vienna a. Believed everything leads to sex b. Myths reveal our sexual fears and desires Example of a Myth: Zeus is the great father and king of all the gods. He makes love to as many females as he can find. In this myth, he makes love to a human girl named Semele even though he is married to his sister Hera . Hera does not like Zeus infidelity, so she disguises herself as an elderly woman and visits Semele. Semele tells the old woman that Zeus loves her more than his own wife, so Hera responds that if he truly loved her than he would appear to her as his true self. The next time Zeus visits Semele she begs to see his true form. After a lot of nagging, Zeus changes into his true form and a bolt of lightening destroys Semele....
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- Spring '07