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The Inescapable Fate of Greek Heroes
       One of the strongest ideologies held by Americans today is the ‘American Dream’: the idea that if one works hard enough, one can become whoever they want to become. Most Ancient Greek mythos, however, tell a different story. The inescapability of one’s fate in Greek myth is a common motif, wherein the characters in t...
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The Destruction of Power by Free Will in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel a Myth
The Destruction of Power by Free Will In Celtic society, no certain individual can portray the specific
characteristics that make up a king. One is worthy of sovereign rule if
first, they are divinely chosen for the position, and second, they must be
willing to put aside any notion that will jeopardize their authority...
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The Myth of Herakles
Herakles Hercules as you may know him, but Herakles as mythology knows him, was not an all-good hero as some may portray, but a hero nonetheless. Son of Alkmene and Zeus through deceit of the King of gods pretending to be Alkmene’s husband, Amphitryon, the genes of a God were evident at an early age. Due to his tremendous...
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A Study on Comparative Mythology from Different Cultures
Sailor Moon Sailor moon might be a Japanese anime but it is greatly influence by the Greek culture. Sailor moon represents love in all aspects. The sole message is trying to convey is loves cannot live without hate and love will always be faced with the evilness of hate. Sailor Moon starts off with the princess Serena of t...
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An Analysis of Loki and the Lessons in the Death of Balder
“The Death of Balder” is a great myth in which can be learn that the good will always win over the evil. The main god, Balder who is a good god, dies because of the actions of the evil god Loki, in other words, Loki kills Balder and even though Loki did not killed him with his own hands, he is still the responsible for Bald...
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The Definition and Purpose of Myths in a Culture
Myth refers to a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. Myths can survive for hundreds and somet...
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A History of Celtic Mythology
Celtic Mythology, like Greek Mythology, is a polytheistic religion. Celtic Mythology took place during the Iron Age of the Celts. The Celts were in close contact with Ancient Rome. Their Mythology did not last through the Roman Empire; they all started to convert to Christianity, and lost all of their Celtic languages. It i...
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The Representation of Women in Different Myths
In the language of mythology, women represent wholeness. This is present in The Epic of Gilgamesh and Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth. These “whole package” characteristics of knowledge, wisdom and awareness are strongly held in the female figure. The female is dangerous because her knowledge has boundless potential. It i...
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Greek Mythology and the Wilderness
Greek Mythology and the Wilderness In many stories of Greek mythology, there are several instances of the characters mentioned using the wilderness to accomplish certain goals. The wilderness is utilized and represented by many of the Gods and Goddesses such as Poseidon the Greek God of the sea, or Antheia the Goddess of...
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A Study on Atlantis' Existence, a Lost Civilization or Misunderstood Myth
Atlantis: Lost Civilization or Misunderstood Myth For centuries many people from scholars, to authors, to the average individual have been fascinated by the amazing tale of Atlantis. The idea of such an advanced civilization that we lost, and still haven’t found, has captured the imagination of countless people across ti...
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