Myths Essays

Creation Myths

Creation myths are present in all cultures of the world, and while these stories reflect very different beliefs of creation, they also possess many similarities as well. Each culture from around the world has developed beliefs and cosmogony that help them to understand the most ancient and primordial of questions: where did we come from? Ancient civilizations bore stories of primitive worlds, gods, and creators who sprung forth to create the world we live in and who created the first…

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Euripedes

The beginnings of literature are sowed in myths. They reflect the preoccupations of the myths celebrate the primal human emotions like love, hate, sexual desires, reproduction and heroism, some others are equally horrendous dealing with some heinous crimes like murder and rape. No matter what aspect of life do they reflect it is their universality that makes them popular in different cultures and times? The myth of Inos is such an example. The legend of Inos dates back many centuries…

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Indian Creation Stories

After reading the Iroquois and Pima creation myths in the book, I have been very intrigued by the Native American beliefs of the creation of the earth. It seems that nearly every tribe has a different belief of how it happened, though some are very similar. The Huron tribe, originally from the St. Lawrence Valley, have a very similar belief of creation as the Iroquois, where the Cherokee tribe had a totally different view than the Pima. The Iroquois and…

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Personal Definition and Understanding of Mythology and Its Influences

Heaven, hell, angels, devils, gods, goddesses, monsters, and immortal heroes— as I was growing up as a child, these were the things which have been said to me about places, supreme beings, and creatures the existence of which I was not able to prove up to this moment. Over the years of growing up, I have come across lots of stories which both seemed believable but unverifiable to me. Thus, I can only conclude that these things, stories, and people…

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Creation Myths Around the World

There are many commonalities between creation myths from around the world. Two items most creation stories have in common is that the god(s) improved the earth, and people generally view themselves as the center of reality. Human beings tend to liken themselves to the gods they worship. The theme of God(s) improving the earth in mythology can be noted in the bible when God keeps making improvements to the earth because He “saw how good [they] were” (New, 4). The…

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Myths_ a Common Belief

A) Myths are the commond beliefs of the people. A thought that they have in their minds about particular person, place or thing. This information either correct or incorrect, gets transferred from generation to generation in the form of folk lore, stories, songs etc. Actually these are the past happenings that are recited to the children in various forms by their respective parents and grandparents. A number of stories have developed from the very foundation of the American society from…

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African Creation Myths

1. Perhaps the answer that would best suit the question why life is so hard and then you die is how death is portrayed in these stories. There is suffering and hardship in one’s life because of disobedience of the hardships and commands of his gods. Death ultimately becomes the only “salvation” after so much hardship.  Had the living things and man obeyed the orders of their god, death would not have overcome these lives. In the story of the…

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