CLS 121 Midterm Study Guide

CLS 121 Midterm Study Guide - On Myth & Fairy Tale vs....

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By making a definition of “myth” the essence is established and therefore a category can be created Cultural relevance = myth must change Myth functions across time and in time Myths unique, could not happen to mortals; persons (heroes) tragic endings pessimistic depict a super-human (we could never emulate) develop the super-ego (not integration) Fairy Tales events (although improbable) presented as ordinary; generic in time, place, and names happy endings optimistic depict “real people” with problems like ours, resolutions we could achieve offer model for complete psychic integration Types of myth o Cosmogony: account of worlds physical origin o Cosmology: abstract account of world’s nature and purpose o Theogony: origin and succession of gods Three story universe (Olympus, Earth, Kingdom of Hades) “Theogony” - Hesiod Prometheus: tricked Zeus into bringing fire to mortals
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