1 What is a myth

1 What is a myth - Chapter 24, Powell Interpretation of...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 24, Powell Interpretation of Dreams Totem and Taboo Greek Theories  Through rationalism, the Greeks became critical of their traditions  Xenophanes questioned the ethics of the Olympians and their belief of the Gods One god is greatest among gods and men, but his appearance and thought are nothing like ours.  Plato thought the tales encouraged false images of reality to the untutored mind Physical Allegory  Saying something in a different way, or from what appears to be said Stories are translated into something more acceptable  Symbolism: something put together with something else  Greek philosophers were concerned primarily with the truth in fields such as cosmology, history, and morality  Physical allegory originally used during the Hellenistic Period Mythological characters and situations represented opposition and conflict...
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