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The Life and Traits of the Olympian Diety, Apollo
The God Apollo Introduction: Mythology is everywhere. In fact it has such a grip on our world that
our lives would be very different without it. Mythology is the subject of
myths and legends, normally dealing with imaginary creatures. Myths have
been told since the beginning of time. The purpose of these myths is to...
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The Brotherly Competition Between Ganesh and Karthik
Ganesh The Indian Myth takes place in the snow-capped mountains of Kailash, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi are a divine couple and live with their divine children, Ganesh and his brother Karthik. Ganesh being the older son, was full of patience and wisdom. Karthik, on the other hand, was impish and playful. But both of...
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The Importance of the Fertility Goddesses Demeter and Persephone in the Society of Ancient Greece
To the agrarian society of ancient Greece, Demeter and Persephone,
mother and daughter fertility goddesses, were of immense importance. The
center of their worship was in Eleusis, a small town near Athens, but Nancy
Bookidis and Ronald S. Stroud give a good idea of how wide-spread and well-
regarded their cult was: Gr...
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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 1
“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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A Comparison of Inception by Christopher Nolan and the Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
The movie “Inception” and the myth “Theseus and the Minotaur’ have many relatable objects, people and themes within them. Inception is a film about a man named Dom Cobb who has some problems in his subconscious and he himself has trouble in the worlds he lives in. The Theseus and the Minotaur myth is a myth about a boy name...
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The Truth in the Myth of King Arthur and His Knights
Response Paper Mordred in this section, in any section in general, seems to be too over bearing. He seems like an all-around bad guy. Mordred has always had this reputation for being an outsider. After Arthur is his uncle, and father which makes that messed up. Second He tries to marry is father’s wife, Gwenyvere, who is b...
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An Analysis of the Story of Donoma and Migina, a Native American Myth
A Native American Myth of Donoma and Migina Before there was anything and everything, there was complete darkness. A darkness so cold and silent that it was believed that no one could live there. But there existed two powerful chiefs that dreaded this this frigid void, so they decided to use their powers to create a place...
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The Origin of Fire in the Greek Mythology
If You Play with Fire, You're Gonna Get Burned There are many different myths that circle around how fire came to
man, but one story is more popular than the others. In mythology,
Prometheus was one of the Titans, who were a group that inhabited the earth
before mankind was created. He was the son of Iapetus and Themi...
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An In-Depth Description of the Greek Art, The Procession of Twelve Deities
The Procession of Twelve Deities is a piece of Greek art found in the permanent collection of The Walters Art Museum. It came from Tarentum, Italy and was created during the first century BCE, or late Hellenistic period of Greek art (The Walters). There is no known artist. This paper will include an in depth description...
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An Analysis of the Perspective of Ancient Greeks on Zeus and Hades, Two Olympic Gods
Zeus and Hades are two of the most iconic figures of ancient Greek culture. When people think of Greece, these two gods are often one of the first things that come to mind. Zeus was the god of the sky and Hades was the god of the underworld. Both were in charge of different things that helped keep the world in balance. Toda...
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The Pseudoscience of Astrology
The Pseudoscience of Astrology Astrology is defined as the belief that there is a relationship between visible astronomical phenomenon and events in our world. It works under the principle that planets and humans are conjoined and changes in one result in changes in the other. The origins of Astrology date as far back as...
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An Examination of the Creation Myths of the Babylonian, Israeli, and Aryan Civilization as a Reflection of Their Respective Cultures
All ancient civilizations in our world had a religion, and nearly all
of those religions had creation myths with their own explanations for the
origins of the universe. Through each religious myth, one can better
understand the people and society that developed alongside their various
beliefs. This essay examines how the cr...
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The Similarities and Differences of Myths and Other Types of Storytelling Such as Legends, Folktales, and Fairytales
Everyday questions and curiosities were answered by traditional ancient stories called myths. Myths consist of a traditional story concerning the early history of people or explains natural social phenomenons, typically involving supernatural beings or events. Myths however are different to other types of storytelling such...
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Xenia in Greek Mythology
The Great Expectation: Xenia Many expectations linger in our society, all of these expectations serve different roles. Some expectations depict how society should act in bathrooms, in public areas, and households. The process of treating guests correctly has been in society as an expectation for quite a long time. The gues...
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The Opposition Between Gods and Humans in Greek Mythology
A reappearing theme in the historical aspect of Greek mythology is the idea of the Gods being superior and dominant over humans. It is bizarre however, because the all powerful Olympians still continue to engage in humanlike behaviors such as eating and performing labor. In order to explore the opposition between the all...
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The Significance of King Midas's Story in Life Today
The story of King Midas and his golden touch is perhaps one of the most famous and relatable stories in mythology. Ovid, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Dryden, and Nathaniel Hawthorne have all retold the story of the greedy king and the consequences he faced. Often used for children’s lessons and moral discussion, the story of King...
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