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Myths as a Mirror of Society

In a democratic society that struggles with how to support individuality and yet develop a consciousness of shared concerns and actions that promote equality, the color of your skin and the place of your origins still matter to a lot of people. Power relationships between people still exist and continue to influence people’s perceptions of…

Creation of Men & The Flood Myths

The three well-known stories about the Creation of Men & The Flood are the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and the story of creation in the bible’s book of Genesis. Among the three, I believe the story that best describes the story of creation and the flood is the Epic of Gilgamesh. Although all three…

Two Creation Myths

In the Genesis creation myth God creates heaven, earth and the all creatures who roam it in seven days. He creates man and woman last, on the sixth day, before he rests on the seventh. He shows these humans complete love and adornment and only gives them one strict measure: not to eat from the…



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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…

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?…

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,…

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…

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…


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…

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…

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