What is “Mythology”?. Freshman Honors English Ms. Chapman’s class. It’s the study of “Myths” -- myths are stories about supernatural beings handed down orally from one generation to another. Myths attempt to EXPLAIN such things as:. nature …where did the earth come from?. man
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Freshman Honors English
Ms. Chapman’s class
It’s the study of “Myths” -- myths are stories about supernatural beings handed down orally from one generation to another.Myths attempt to EXPLAIN such things as:
Allusions to myths are found in plays, poems and novels.
Brand names based on mythological characters indicate high quality.
Mythology has provided inspiration for operas and symphonies.
Myths can produce facts about ancient people not discoverable through formal research .
In the Arts
Mythology has been a source of subject matter and inspiration to painters and sculptors since art began.
Mythology is a source of words and expressions
In charge of gods
Goddess of marriage
Goddess of wisdom
Demeter Goddess of Crops
God of war
Aphrodite Goddess of Beauty
God of sun, song, and music
Goddess of Hearth and Family
Goddess of the moon
God of the Sea
In charge of fire
Ruler of the Underworld
Under Cronus, a “Garden of Eden” existence---eternal spring, no work, men happy and good, no fighting, no poverty.
The Silver Age
Under Zeus, the beginning of the “Fall”—Seasons created, making work necessary, hunger and cold, shelters needed, men courageoous but overbearing.The four ages of man
For example: Myths of Africa, India, the Pacific Islands plus myths of the Celtic, Aztec, Mayan, and Northern European peoples. Native Americans also have given us myths.
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