Mythology Essays

Myth Analysis

There once was a goddess with a mystical power that made everyone happy; as long as she was happy they were happy. That goddess’ name was Ella. Ella has a twin brother named Evan. Evan has the power of mind-control. Ella lived high in the sky on clouds amongst the other god. Ella and the other gods got along very well especially when she was in a good mood. After living in the clouds for a very long time all…

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Trojan War

The culminating event of the mythical history of Greece was the great war in which Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, and Menelaos, king of Sparta, led a great army against Troy, a rich and powerful city in the north-western corner of Asia Minor, and finally conquered it after besieging it for ten years. The conflict was provoked by the abduction of Helen, the wife of Menelaos, who was carried off to Asia by Paris, the son of Priam, king of Troy;…

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Dracula_ Barrier of Sanity Vs. Insanity

The setting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is in the late nineteenth-century London, where the flourishing of technology is replacing people’s belief of the old superstitious ways. The characters in this novel experience contacts with the supernatural beings that is unable to be proven even by the most advanced technology at the time, which leads them to doubt their own sanity. However, the progression of the novel proves that peace is restored into the characters’ lives after their doubts and confusions…

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Orpheus and Eurydice

The Greek myth says: in creativity you will succeed, only if you will be given immense experience of depth (to the experience, admitting Greeks necessary for creation; to experience, in which story experiences his immensity) for the sake of him. As for me, Depth does not concede itself, appearing face to face; she is opened, only hiding herself in product. The basic, relentless, answer. But the myth specifies as well that Orpheus it is not fated to obey this last…

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The Influence of Humanism in the Architecture

Throughout history, there have been numerous factors that have influenced the development of western architecture. The most influential factor of classical architecture was humanism. The ideology of humanism is an attitude centered chiefly in the values, interests, and potential of human beings (Webster’s II New Riverside Dictionary 205). Humanism is what leads to the development of the Classical World as we know it. In the Classical World, that is ancient Greek and Rome, the ideology of humanism had a big…

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The Myth of Tristan and Isolde

The myth of Tristan and Isolde begins with the childhood of Tristan, who was a child of a knight named Rivalen and a maiden named Blanchefleur, the sister of a King Mark. He was raised in secret by his foster father, due to an illegitimate conception, and the early death of both his parents – his father in battle, his mother after birthing him. When he was fourteen, he wound up (in different versions in different ways) at his uncle’s…

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Cougar or Coyote

The trickster is an important archetype in any religion or myth because it provides an outlet for all of the chaotic and destructive emotions and tendencies of a people that are controlled by a larger social construct. It is through a trickster figure that people of a religion or society are able to explore the more untamed side of their nature while additionally presenting them with the consequences of those desires. The trickster is a figure that at once both…

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Heroic Styles of Beowulf and Sir Gawain

Throughout history, different cultures have held different virtues in the highest regard. The Anglo-Saxons, like the anonymous scop of the poem Beowulf, valued strength and courage over any other quality. On the other hand, the earliest English people, like the poet of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, respected honor and the basic codes of chivalry over all else. Both Beowulf and Sir Gawain, therefore, display the most favored qualities of their people: Beowulf by defeating monsters, performing great feats…

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Theogony of Hesiod_ the Nature of the Gods

The Greek gods that Hesiod describes in his Theogony are not incorporeal manifestations of powers in the universe unknown to man, but rather they are ideal bodies which personify scientific and natural phenomena, emotions, motivations, and concepts. When interacting with each other, or with human beings, they tend to characterize whatever concept they represent. They are much like humans in their actions: jealous and deceptive, loving and caring. They war with each other, vie for power with each other, and…

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The Inborn Evil of Mankind

In the novel Lord of the Flies, Golding’s pessimistic view that evil is an inborn trait of mankind is valid. Firstly, what seems like a little vacation for the boys is quickly erased by the brutal savage-like behavior that many of the boys on the island possess. Secondly, the death of Simon or goodness on the island shows that evil has completely taken over the boys’ minds. Lastly, the fact that the beast lies within mankind symbolizes the evil that…

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Greek Goddess Artemis and the Roman Goddess Diana

The Roman empire developed much later than the Greek empire thus the Romans copied almost everything that the Greeks had developed over time, such as art, literature and Gods. However the Romans did give some of their Gods different names and duties than those of the Greek Gods. There are other differences, which is shown between the Greek Goddess Artemis and the Roman Goddess Diana. These two Goddesses are very similar, however some differences are apparent. The Greek Goddess Artemis…

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Summary of the Philippines Literature

INTRODUCTION How the Spaniard influence Philippines literature. What are the changes made by the Spaniard to the Filipino tradition. How Spaniard change Filipinos life. Why did the Spanish friars burned down our ancestor records. What are the books printed during the Spaniard time SUMMARY OF PRE-SPANISH PERIOD The Pre Spanish Period The variety and abundance of Philippine literature evolved even before the colonial periods. Some parts of the Philippine literature are influenced by some Asian countries that first traded with…

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Loki, Evil or Not_

Most of you know who Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, The Hulk, etc, are but, do you know the person behind the hero? How about their enemies? Do you know the person behind the villain? One of Captain America’s greatest enemies was his best friend who was mind washed into believing Cap was his enemy, he committed suicide upon the return of his memories, The Hulk is his own enemy, he fights his inner demons on a day to…

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Devil and Tom Walker

The Devil and Tom Walker finds inspiration in myth, legend, and folklore and also values feeling and intuition over reason. To begin with, Kidd the Pirate is an excellent example. “Under one of these gigantic trees, according to old stories, there was a great amount of treasure buried by Kidd the Pirate. This quote explains the legend of Kidd the Pirate. It is an example of American Romanticism because it finds inspiration in myths, legends and folklore. Second, the Devil…

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Vanity in Greek Mythology

While the 1st century rabbi Yeshua ben-Yosef advised his followers to love their neighbors as themselves, there have been those throughout history who have loved themselves to the exclusion of their neighbors (the names of several Hollywood celebrities past and present come to mind). The very word used to describe this unhealthy type of self-preoccupation is narcissism, which derives from the name of a tragic figure in Greco-Roman mythology who literally love himself to death. The best-known version of the…

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