Mythology Discussion 1 - 1. What is a myth? What do myths...

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1. What is a myth? What do myths do? How is myth different from religion? A myth is a story based at some point. 2. Respond to the section "Myth and Truth" in Chapter 1 Myths seem to have a rather peculiar effect on our society in regards to belief. As generations come and go each change in some shape or form. Rather or not the myth is ultimately true will always become the subject of debate. It would seem that at every point in time people have used myths to explain the unexplained. While the reality of a myth is always in question, they are important enough to our human nature to continually be handed down over thousands of years. 3. What are archetypes? Give an example. Archetypes are an inherited pattern of thought or ideas that are passed on in the human unconscious brain. These have been developed over time reflect our beliefs as a society. An example of an archetype would be our seemingly inherit need to come to the aid of a person in danger, or to help someone if they are sick. We often use imagery of these
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course MATHS 250 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at American University of Sharjah.

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Mythology Discussion 1 - 1. What is a myth? What do myths...

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