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Elements Mythology

Elements of Mythology

Why do we read myths? Myths teach us what's behind literature and arts. It caused the development of our society.
Which great classical civilizations were so important? Greece and Rome
What are some of the things that these civilizations gave us? Civilizations gave us much of our astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, architecture, medicine, monetary system, and our systems of government and law.
What is a myth? Stories that are always in some sense religious.
What do they represent? Myths represent the deepest wishes and fears of human beings
How did these myths probably originate? Myths probably originated when people began to ask questions about creation of the world and about their role in it.
Where did most of the myths you are going to read originate? Most of the myths you will read here originated in the area around the Mediterranean Sea.
How were there myths passed on from generation to generation? There old myths were passed on orally from generation to generation by the many tribes that traveled through or lived in what is now Greece and Western Turkey.
What did the new, cynical tone the Romans added to the myths reflect? The tone that Romans added reflected the fact that Romans were less serious about religion than the Greeks were.
Copy the six uses of mythology Mythology is used to : 1) explain the creation of the world 2) Explain natural phenomena 3) Give storyform to ancient religious practices 4) to teach a moral lesson 5) to explain history 6) to express, as dreams do, the deepest fears and hopes human
To the myth makers, a _____or a ______ was a powerful being, often identified with a force of ______. To the myth makers, a _god_or a _godess_ was a powerful being, often identified with a force of _nature_.
Created by: Graystripe17



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