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Modern mythology
In modern society, myth is often regarded as historical or obsolete. Many scholars in the field of cultural studies are now beginning to research the idea that myth has worked itself into modern disco ...
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Comparative mythology
Main article: Comparative mythologyComparative mythology is the systematic comparison of myths from different cultures. It seeks to discover underlying themes that are common to the myths of multiple ...
2014-3-22 23:28
Study of mythology
Historically, the important approaches to the study of mythology have been those of Vico, Schelling, Schiller, Jung, Freud, Lévy-Bruhl, Lévi-Strauss, Frye, the Soviet school, and the Myth and Ritual ...
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Functions of myth
Mircea Eliade argued that one of the foremost functions of myth is to establish models for behavior and that myths may also provide a religious experience. By telling or reenacting myths, members of t ...
2014-3-22 23:27
Origins of myth
Euhemerism Main article: EuhemerismSee also: HerodotusOne theory claims that myths are distorted accounts of real historical events. According to this theory, storytellers repeatedly elaborated upon h ...
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Nature of myths
Characteristics The main characters in myths are usually gods, supernatural heroes and humans. As stories, myths are often endorsed by rulers and priests and closely linked to religion or spirituality ...
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Mythology
The term mythology can refer either to a collection of myths (a mythos, e.g., Inca mythology) or to the study of myths (e.g., comparative mythology).A mythology, in the sense of a collection of myths, ...
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