CLAS203- Lecture 1

CLAS203- Lecture 1 - LECTURE 1 WHAT IS MYTH? myth comes...

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LECTURE 1 WHAT IS MYTH?
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‘myth’ comes from Greek word mythos ’, utterance’ not limited to Greeks – a universal phenomenon among human beings as old as language itself earliest written myth: The Epic of
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Myth: “traditional story with collective importance” traditional : Lat. trado: to hand over’ orally transmitted between generations maintain contact with past transmit inherited experience to future explain society to itself, its concerns and values
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myth has plot characters setting i. time: past or unreal ii. place: real, surreal, past real transmission: spoken, anonymous subject to constant change teller: no claim of responsibility for content
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myth classification various ways of classifying myth i. by principal character ii. by function
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types of myth by character 1. divine myth : focus on supernatural beings immortal personifications of natural forces e.g. Sea abstractions, e.g. Love superior to humans in power control forces of nature supernatural characteristics: size, power, appearance events in unreal time and place
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course CLAS 203 taught by Professor Margaretp during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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CLAS203- Lecture 1 - LECTURE 1 WHAT IS MYTH? myth comes...

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