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The Need for Mythology

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Friday, September 27, 2013, In : General 

Gilgamesh and Enkidu from the mythology of Samaria battle Humbaba, whose mouth is fire and
whose breath is death (Source – Bensozia)

All societies have a mythology of some sort but they are probably more important to pre-literate cultures than to literate ones. Once a society acquires the ability to record things via the written word, many disciplines arise such as history, philosophy, science and psychology that all attempt to explain the functions of the world, give values and to describe ...
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The Definition of Myth

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : General 

The Golden Age by Pietro da Cortona (Source - Wikipedia)

The word Myth literally means 'story' or 'word' and comes from the Greek word ‘Mythos’. As the word ends with ‘ology’, the term Mythology can be said to mean the study of myth however in common usage, it is more often used to describe the whole body of myth that belongs to a particular culture. Mythological stories usually have no known original author, are normally set in a very distant past harping back to a Golden Age and cont...
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Mythology Quote

"We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology"

 ~ Carl Gustav Jung ~




Mythology Quote

"Myths, whether in written or visual form, serve a vital role of asking unanswerable questions and providing unquestionable answers. Most of us, most of the time, have a low tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. We want to reduce the cognitive dissonance of not knowing by filling the gaps with answers. Traditionally, religious myths have served that role, but today — the age of science — science fiction is our mythology."

~ Michael Shermer ~



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