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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 24, Powell Interpretation of Dreams Totem and Taboo Greek Theories &#2; Through rationalism, the Greeks became critical of their traditions &#2; 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. &#2; Plato thought the tales encouraged false images of reality to the untutored mind Physical Allegory &#2; Saying something in a different way, or from what appears to be said Stories are translated into something more acceptable &#2; Symbolism: something put together with something else &#2; Greek philosophers were concerned primarily with the truth in fields such as cosmology, history, and morality &#2; Physical allegory originally used during the Hellenistic Period Mythological characters and situations represented opposition and conflict...
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