The Stories Of A People


Stories have been part of us as long as anyone cares to remember. There are some stories used for entertainment purposes only, while there are others that teach young children a moral or lesson. And others still that embodies the beliefs of a culture and/or way of life. These sorts of stories are considered to be some of the most fascinating, most imaginative, most interesting stories of a culture. These sorts of stories are called myths. But first of all one must know what mythology means to understand the rest of this paper. Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture, religion, race, species, kingdom, phylum, etc, etc (so far this ...

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in that they refer to a time that is different from ordinary time. The time sequence of myth takes place usually in; an other time, the time before the world came into being, long before there was man, or long ago in a far away galaxy. Because myths refer to strange times and places, and to gods and other supernatural beings, they have usually been seen as aspects of religion. In the following paragraphs I, Scott Huan, will briefly illustrate some of the most important/common aspects of myths. Such as the Creation of things myth, the Warning and betrayal myth, the all time popular Hero myths, the ever present myths about gods and Magical objects, and myths about what happens to us after we die.
There are many types of Myths, most are classified in categories, and some that dont fit in any of the major categories are considered just plain weird, myths are classified according to the main theme they represent. Usually the most important myth in a culture, followed by why/how we ...

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creation story Enuma elish, the world parents, Apsu and Tiamat, bear offspring who later find themselves opposed to the parents. The offspring defeat the parents in a battle, and from the immolated body of Tiamat the world is created. In other world-parent myths from the Egyptians, Zui, and Polynesians, the parents give birth to offspring but remain close; the offspring live in darkness, and in the desire for light they push the parents apart, creating a space for the deities to make a human world. This world-parent type myth is also common in Greek and Roman myths, where Zeus kills his dad and marries either his sister, and rules the world. For many myths among Siberian-Altaic ...

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