Basic Concepts of Mythology

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Basic Concepts of Mythology

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What do Myths explain? Cosmogony, Human creation, and Interaction with divinity
What is a Myth? Narrative that through many retellings has become an accepted tradition in a society.
What does Folktales means? Tale: History Folk: People Lore: Knowledge
What does Myth in religion involves? Involves gods, and supernatural beigns.
What can be common characteristics of myths? -Teach lesson -Explain natural world -Supernatural -Hero -Reward "Good" -Punish "Evil"
Name the three types of Myths 1. Cosmic Myth 2. Myth of Gods 3. Hero Myth
What happen in myth of Gods? Gods do their own activities and form a family
In what does hero myth focuses? Hero birth, journey, and return home
Name characteristics of Myth in the modern world New Gods (Boys with mascs) and macs represent power.
What does cosmogony means? Creation, birth of world.
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