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07 Feb 2013

Why the Book of Hindu Vedas and others considered mythology?

Case study - 5 pages - Ancient history

Indeed, it is still a powerful paradigm in mind, even the Hindus themselves, the Vedas and Puranas contain only the epics and mythology. Take for instance the book Bhagavadgita. Bhagavad-gita contains spiritual discourse given by Sri Krishna to Arjuna before the war Bharata Yudha, which...

30 Jul 2010

The role of the trickster in indigenous legends and mythology

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Almost every culture in the world possesses a collection of stories, legends and myths which in some way or another represent aspects of that culture. Often, much of a culture's world view can be seen in the stories and legends that abound in it, as some qualities, traits or actions will be...

16 Aug 2010


Thesis - 3 pages - Biology

Mycology- sounds more like Mythology. But, the similarity ends there. The science that deals with the study of fungi including their biochemical and genetic properties is called Mycology. The word mycology has been derived from the Greek word ?????, which means fungus. This field of study...

21 Apr 2008

Chinese Mythology, Religion and History: Look At The Journey to The West

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Often times, there is a distinct line between fact and fiction - between history and mythology, and even religion. However, in many of China's classic novels this line is blurred to the point of non-existence. A perfect example of this is Wu Cheng'en's The Journey to the West. Wu Cheng'en...

21 Apr 2008

Cowards, Traitors, and the Call of the Confederate Home Front: Dispelling the Mythology of the Confederate Deserter during the Civil War

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Confederate soldiers listed as absent without leave from their units during the Civil War have typically been described as traitors, motivated by Unionist sympathies and cowardice. However, this view of the Confederate deserter may be more of a myth perpetuated by the need for the appearance of...

12 Oct 2007

A Better Fate: Mythology and the Creation of Meaning

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Mythology: the bookstore catalogue designation where religions go to die. When the believers cease believing in their gods, and when the gods cease believing in themselves. We often forget we once worshiped Zeus and those other “primitive” gods with the same blind passion and...

28 Sep 2016

Greek mythological plays, where the Gods are in charge

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In Greek mythological tragedies, there is a persistent belief among the characters that a variety of gods control the course of events and the actions of men and women. The gods took a variety of forms in these plays, and they would often speak directly with human beings and inform them about...

01 Jan 2023

How to read Gustav Jung?

Practical guide - 7 pages - Psychology

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychologist who lived from 1875 to 1961. His fame and status are second only to Sigmund Freud concerning the establishment of psychology as a field of knowledge. Jung is largely responsible for the term "Complex or Complexes" being used in the English language. And...

26 Nov 2022

Beowulf vs Gilgamesh

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

It is reasonable that not every quest concludes in the manner in which it was initially intended; it was the lesson that two mythical heroes, Gilgamesh and Beowulf, had to learn. One of the heroes went on a quest to find eternity while the other sought to find power and wealth, but both did not...

27 Nov 2013

Mythological stories

Case study - 6 pages - Educational studies

Have you ever heard of those mythological stories about love? I had long heard of one hour of ethics, and has since become my guiding light through life. Recently, I visited a friend of her ... The story says that in the beginning God, when he created man, he created a soul, not the body. But it...

11 Feb 2016

Monumental Artworks of the near East exhibit narrative significance

Essay - 3 pages - Arts and art history

Mythological narratives of the Ancient Near East have survived to modern day through inscriptions in clay, which was the work of artists of the ancient times. A review of the related literature, however, reveals that mythology was not a widespread language. Recording of mythological...

11 Aug 2010

The mythological supports of Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

In Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, existence made up of binary oppositions, replacing one another in a never-ending cycle. The most prominent--and the most basic-- of these oppositions is that of life and death. Through an exploration of various mythological allusions made in the play, the...

29 Sep 2016

Iago's victory over Othello

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

There is no question that, like any tragically flawed hero, Othello is complicit in his own undoing. However, the nature of his character flaw is somewhat unusual in Shakespearean tragedy in that it is a flaw which the entire audience is tricked into sharing. Shakespeare takes pains to make the...

28 Sep 2016

Prometheus unbound - Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1920 - Act I

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In Act I of Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound", the story begins with the introduction of the mentally and physically tortured Prometheus bound to a rock. The reason for his confinement is revealed to be punishment for teaching the secret of fire to humanity, and defying...

04 Nov 2007

Acoustic Mythologies of The Natyasastra: Text of Celestial Music

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Concerning the use of musical rhythm as a sadhana, a path to liberation, one preliminary distinction to make is between the tantric means of rasa and the yogic means of bhakti; The mythological tradition inherited by Hindustani music distinguishes between gana (music for pleasure) and gandharva...

01 Mar 2011

Tricksters for Myths and Legends

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Gods, according to mythology, are troublemakers. What shines through from the lessons espoused within most mythological tales is that Gods are apt to get carried away. They represent the most basic of human desires, seeking self success, happiness and fame; and they are driven entirely by...

17 May 2012

Hero myths seem to phallocentric in that all heroes are male- Who is the strongest candidate to be the heroine of Greek myth?

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

It is possible to find a wide range of both female and male heroes in Greek myth. Remarkable battles, brilliant sportsmanship, incredible physical abilities, are just some of the magnificent traits that are part of numerous ancient Greek legends. In this respect, the immense majority of the gods...

18 Aug 2015

Comparison of Sisyphus and prometheus

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Comparisons are made through every medium of expression. Art, literature, and performance each provide the opportunity to determine similarities and differences. The assessment may be made from differing forms of expression, time periods, purposes, authors, artists, political, social, economic,...

03 Jul 2009

Light vs. darkness

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Norse mythology is a mythology different from most modern religions today. It is a collection of stories about the supernatural full of surprises and twists. One of the most endearing themes among the Scandinavian stories that comprise Norse mythology is that of lightness...

12 Jan 2009

The X-files (1993-2002) - A cult text

Thesis - 7 pages - Film studies

The X-Files (1993-2002), about two government agents investigating unsolved cases relating to paranormal activities, was a quality drama which became a cult hit with audiences and subsequently an international cultural phenomenon, generating vast amounts of secondary texts including merchandise...

06 Nov 2008

The evolution of the Hermaphrodite in Greek culture

Essay - 10 pages - Ancient history

The nature of the hermaphrodite was a source of conflicting emotions in the Classical World. On one hand, the androgynous being represented a kind of natural deformity and was treated with fear; on the other hand, the hermaphrodite was the embodiment of physical, emotional, and mental harmony....

19 Oct 2007

Punishment and the Damned

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It can be questioned whether the Greek and Roman people ever believed in their own gods. However, even such questioning cannot undermine the didactic value of their religion. Greek and Roman mythology thrived on storytelling; bards assumed the role of primitive priests, teaching moral...

09 Oct 2007

Anthropological Analysis of an Egalitarian Society (The Lahu people)

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Until recently, according to an innumerable amount of anthropologists and feminists, a gender egalitarian society was simply a utopian ideal (Du, 1-6). It was a concept unattainable to any individual society unless certain concessions were made, such as the view that women and men have...

25 Mar 2011

Differences and Similarities between two Creation Myths

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

As its title suggests, a creation myth is the lavish story that lays the groundwork for the life of an epic figure, as manifest through history. The creation myth commonly establishes a trend that becomes commonplace for the subject throughout his or her life, a trend that is based upon and...

30 Apr 2009

Sacred tantra

Thesis - 6 pages - Ancient history

Tantra, is set of mystical practices employing rituals, mythologies, and sacred sexuality to achieve divine awareness. It is a system of mysticism found in both Hindu and Buddhist spiritual traditions and perhaps predates them as well. This paper will discuss the transition from very intense...

11 Dec 2007

William Butler Yeats and Gerard Manley Hopkins as Innovators

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In literature there can be two major types of innovation, innovation in style and innovation in content. At the turn of the 18th Century innovations were huge as writers were creating what we now refer to as modernist poetry. Gerard Manley Hopkins and William Butler Yeats are two of the central...

08 May 2009

The Odyssey in Song of Solomon

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon has a small but important feature that distinguishes it from its predecessors: unlike Sula and The Bluest Eye, its protagonist, Milkman, is male. While Sula and The Bluest Eye center on female characters, and locate themselves in domestic spheres, Song of Solomon...

29 Sep 2010

Analysis of Ode on Melancholy by John Keats

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Ode on Melancholy is an example of a Pindaric ode, i.e., it is composed in iambic pentameter (we have some occasional spondees too), while the rhyme scheme is a b a b c d e c d e for the first two stanzas and a b a b c d e d c e for the third and last one. We have three stanzas, the first one...

16 Oct 2012

Consider the relationship and struggle between Urizen and Los in Blake's work

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The recognition of the English poet's literary talent William Blake has been slow and this is to be linked with the novelty of the ideas he developed, but also with the subversive aspect of his reinterpretation of the biblical works, in order to express his views about the world around him....

04 Dec 2007

Sexual Taboo: Vampire Myths and Stories

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The belief in vampires has been around for most of recorded history, dating back before the bible and Ancient Egypt to Babylonian demonology and very early Sumerian mythology . Although, it was never the mythology that we think of today; in those times it was a belief rooted just as...