Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Myth: A legend or folktale that sometimes explains natural events.
The myth of Demeter and Persephone explains the change of seasons.

Hero:Founder of something new.
Hercules was a hero who was incredibly strong and noble.

Hero Journey: The road of trials,battles, and obstacles.
Hercules was given 12 labors or assignments that took him on a journey all over the world.

Universal: Applies to all
The story of Pandora's Box and the escape of the evils that befall mankind applies to all because it effects all human, therefore, it is universal.

Sacrifice: the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.
In the myth, Prometheus sacrifices himself so humans can have fire.

Cyclical: Occurring in cycles
The seasonal myth of Demeter and Persephone is a cyclical myth because it happens every year in cycles.

Creation:The act of creating
Many cultures have myths to explain the creation of mankind.

Life From Death:Reincarnation, out with the old, in with the new.
In a Egyption myth, Marduk kills Kingu and creates humans using parts of Kingu.

Archetype: The standard pattern or model.
In psychology, an archetype is a model of a person, personality, or behavior

Duality: The quality or condition of being two or twofold, compromised of two.
People who are bipolar have the duality of personality.

Matriarchal: A leading female or mother.
Some tribes are matriarchal, they are governed by a matriarch.

Patriarchal: Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable.
A bishop would be considered a patriarch.

1 comment:

PraĊĦina said...

this looks like some kinds of anthropology 101 class note to me. xD
I am random btw.