Tag Archives: Myth

Feminine Mythological Archetypes

Recently I took a course on mythology, and I looked through several recently written texts on mythological ‘archetypes’. One of the things that struck me as I was looking at the ‘archetypes’ is that they seem to have glossed over … Continue reading

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Endurance of art

A picture paints a thousand words.  Myths provide value framework for a culture.  Ethics and morals, socio-political and family structures, ideals and values are all present in myth. Creation myths can help instruct us on the intrinsic values of a … Continue reading

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The Feminine Divine: Virgin/Whore

Myths provide value framework for a culture.  Ethics and morals, socio-political and family structures, ideals and values are all present in myth.  Gender roles are often determined by the myths in a society, as well as how the genders view … Continue reading

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Women and Booze

There is a theme in several ancient legends that a goddess took pity on the miserable plight of humanity and thus taught her daughters the art of crafting beer, entrusting this gift to their sole keeping.  The tail is similar … Continue reading

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Theory of Myth

There are a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding mythology.  Malinowski believed that myth is not an “explanation in satisfaction of a scientific interest”, but rather a “pragmatic charter of primitive faith and moral wisdom.”  Carl Jung believed that the … Continue reading

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Values in Myth

Creation myths can help instruct us on the intrinsic values of a culture.  How they were created demonstrates how they see themselves.  To draw an example purely from fiction and reveal my own geekish values, I’ll use the Klingon creation … Continue reading

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Truth in Myth

Myths are ancient narratives that attempt to answer the enduring and fundamental human questions. Thus they are as true, metaphorically, as desired.  Look at a simple version of a myth, such as an Aesop’s Fable of the Fox and the … Continue reading

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