Hero With A Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell

PREFACE TO THE 1949 EDITION “TH E TRUTHS contained in religious doctrines are after all so distorted and systematically disguised,” writes Sigmund Freud, “that the mass of humanity cannot recognize them as truth. The case is similar to what happens when we tell a child that newborn babies are brought by the stork. Here, too,…

Evolution of Literature

Enheduanna “The world’s first known author is widely considered to be Enheduanna, a woman who lived in the 23rd century BCE in ancient Mesopotamia (approximately 2285 – 2250 BCE). Enheduanna is a remarkable figure: an ancient “triple threat”, she was a princess and a priestess as well as a writer and poet. “The third millennium BCE…

Locations of Temples of Ancient Greek Gods

“Although the Greek gods lived at the peak of Mount Olympus, they also descended to earth to participate in the lives of mortal beings. Temples were the places where humans tried to come into direct contact with the divine, so they took great care to construct magnificent buildings that could last forever.” https://athensandbeyond.com/temples-of-the-greek-gods/ Temples of…

Myths Evolved from Man’s Efforts to Explain What Otherwise Seemed to Be Inexplicable

Primavera by Botticelli – Image Credit Wikipedia “Mythology (from the Greek μῦθος (mythos), meaning a narrative, and logos, meaning speech or argument) refers to a body of stories that attempt to explain the origins and fundamental values of a given culture and the nature of the universe and humanity. In modern usage, the term can also mean stories that a particular culture…

Great Greek Myths Prometheus the Rebel of Olympus 1.6

Japet [pronounced iuhpeet] narried Clymene and they had 4 children atlas menoetius epimetheus – name means hindsight or he who thinks last prometheus – name means forethought or he who thinks first Prometheus did not join other titans in fighting against zeus, and he convinced Epimetheus to do the same. The Titans have superior strength…

Creation Myths Compared

Common Elements in Creation Myths Lindsey Murtaghhttps://www.cs.williams.edu/~lindsey/myths/myths.htmlIt is in the nature of humans to wonder about the unknown and search for answers. At the foundation of nearly every culture is a creation myth that explains how the wonders of the earth came to be. These myths have an immense influence on people’s frame of reference….

Great Greek Myths Theseus 1.5

Young handsome man of royal blood was on his way to Athens to meet a father he had never met: King Aegeus, He was on his way to claim his right to the throne. His mother had recently told him the circumstances of his birth, Theseus, great hero of Attic legend, son of Aegeus, king of…

Great Greek Myths Orpehus 1.4

orpheus sweetest voice with extraordinary powers as sweet as honey as warm as gold strong as the strongest of medals he could charm the mortals and soften the hardest heart, When Orpheus took up his lyre and plucked its strings, the wolf trotted along and the fox beside the hare. at his approach the rivers…

Great Greek Myths – Hades A Reluctant King 1.3

River Styx Charon, in Greek mythology, the son of Erebus and Nyx (Night), whose duty it was to ferry over the Rivers Styx and Acheron those souls of the deceased who had received the rites of burial.Aug 16, 2022 3 headed dog Cerberus – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Cerberus In Greek mythology, Cerberus often referred…

Great Greek Myths – Zeus in Love 1.2

Zeus liked to seduce. He strengthened himself via seduction He also controled or exerted power through seduction ZEUS LOVES : METIS “Zeus, as king of the gods, took as his first wife Metis, and she knew more than all the gods or mortal people. But when she was about to be delivered of the goddess,…