Prometheus in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with The creationofmanfrom clay, and who defies the gods by stealingfire and giving it to humanity,an act that enabled progress and civilization. Prometheus isknown for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind.The punishment of Prometheus as a consequence of … Read more

Roland Barthes: The Nature of Myth in the Modern Landscape

Without myth, who would we be; what would we believe? Myths shape culture and history; they manipulate our beliefs, surround, and transform our lives. Governments, leaders, businesses and advertisers use myths to allow individuals, to live day to day without considering all the true consequences of their actions. They construct myths to provoke or appease … Read more

Answers on questions of mythology

Text Questions Mythology Cassandra Lambert What purposes did myths serve to ancient peoples? Myths were used to tell stories and pass on tales from ancestors. They were also used to answer questions nobody knew the answer to. How do creation myths differ from nature myths? Creations myths explain how the earth and universe was created. … Read more

POSITIVE TRAITS of Yi Sun-Shin

CREATIVITY Yi Sun Shin was a leader with excellent creativity. He development of various innovative weapons including the Geobukseon battleship, outstanding naval tactics that become a part of world naval history, and effective ways to manage an army. For example is The Geobukseon. The Geobukseon as an assault battleship was designed by reforming the Panokseon … Read more

Egypt gods: Hathor

Hathor was one of the maximum famous goddesses in all of Egypt. She at the end developed into numerous goddesses with exceptional features and institutions. She is often represented as a female with a cow head or a girl with a sun disk in among cow horns. She is every so often illustrated as a … Read more

Who was Rhea?

She was a Greek Titan Goddess, she was the Goddess of motherhood, and fertility. She took over most of her traits from her mother Gaia Goddess of earth. She was known as the “Mother of God” because she was the mother of the most powerful Titan Gods. Rhea was known as my Goddess such as … Read more

The Night Is Dark And Full Of Terrors

Like the great tales and myths of Norse mythology, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, is a fantastical universe filled with various tall tales, popular myths, and world religions. Norse mythology also has various fables and stories as well as many different accounts of events in the wide-ranging bracket of … Read more

Greek Goddess Pandora

Pandora: The first mortal goddess The Pandora’s Box myth focuses much of its efforts towards exploring the curiosity which intrigues individuals of all gender (both men and women). Immediately Pandora decides to open the box given to her by her father, the outcomes are vivid depictions of her being a woman who brought evil to … Read more

Hera – the goddess of marriage, and protector of married women

Hera is the goddess of marriage, and protector of married women. Her father is Cronus, and her mother is Rhea. Cronus and Rhea are both Titans, and theyre also brother and sister. Hestia is Heras oldest sister. Shes the virgin goddess of the hearth, and its believed that saying prayers before meals came from her. … Read more

The Dream of Oenghus

The Celtic myth, “The Dream of Oenghus,” relates the tale of Oenghus the Celtic god of love and his long search for true love. Oenghus is the son of Boann and Daghdhae. Boann the white cow goddess, and Daghdhae the father of all gods, the “good god. ” In a dream Oenghus sees “the loveliest … Read more

Atlantis: We will never know

The world has been fully discovered and fully mapped. Popular media has effectively minimized the legend and the fantastic rumor, though to make up for this it has generated falsities not as lavish but just as interesting. Satellites have mapped and studied the earth, leaving only a space frontier that is as yet unreachable. But … Read more

The Nature Of Venus And The Venus Sign

We’re going to find out why some people cannot stand you yet others feel so powerfully attracted to you that they simply cannot resist your charm. And, as Venus rules art and music as much as she rules romance, we’re going to explore your instinctive aesthetic preferences. We’re going to look at both the shapes … Read more

Greek and Roman Mythology

Greek and Roman mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, although they were worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was … Read more

A Comparison of Greek and Norse Mythology

Hundreds of years ago people did not have the technology to explain different forces of nature. They created gods, each with separate powers, to rule their domains. Some of the gods were merciful, some were wicked, and others were merely servants of more powerful gods. Looking at the gods, it is easy to tell what … Read more

Ancient Greek and Roman mythology

In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, a mystical creature known as the unicorn made many appearances. As described throughout much of literature, the unicorn is reputed to look somewhat like a white horse, although it has a long, twisted horn protruding from its forehead. 1 The earliest description of the unicorn was by Ctesias (400 … Read more

The Greatest Athenian Hero

In Greek mythology, Theseus can truely be thought of as the greatest Athenian hero. He was the son of Aegeus, king of Athens, and Aethra, princess of Troezen, and daughter of Pittheus, king of Troezen. Before Theseus was born his father Aegeus left Aethra in Troezen of Argolis and returned to Athens before he was … Read more

Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology

The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted … Read more

The Story Of Noahs Ark

In Judeo-Christian mythology, one of the best recognized stories from the Old Testament is the story of Noah and the Ark, and how they survived God’s great flood. This story is a common one throughout many mid-east cultures, both past and present. The most notable of these is in the ancient Mesopotamian mythology, with the … Read more

The Story of Noah’s Ark

In Judeo-Christian mythology, one of the best recognized stories from the Old Testament is the story of Noah and the Ark, and how they survived God’s great flood. This story is a common one throughout many mid-east cultures, both past and present. The most notable of these is in the ancient Mesopotamian mythology, with the … Read more

The Legend of Quetzalcoatl: Man or Myth

From the beginning of the Toltec reign in Central Mexico, the deity Quetzalcoatl has been a central figure in the religion and culture of Mexico. This is undisputed. What can be disputed, however, is Quetzalcoatls legitimacy as an historical figure. The deity Quetzalcoatl, or the plumed serpent is inseparable from the man Ce Acatl Topitlzin … Read more

Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology

The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted … Read more

Pallas Athene Versus Minerva

The Goddess Athena has been an incredibly well-liked mythological character for centuries because of her complex personality and the values which are taught through her actions. The powerful Goddess has been generally thought of as being the same person in both Greek and Roman stories alike, but this is not true. Athena was looked upon … Read more

Witchcraft

In general witchcraft is sorcery, the magical manipulation of the supernormal forces through the use of spells, and the conjuring or invoking of spirits. Wicca is the most common witchcraft. During the middle ages and the renaissance, it was defined as evil magic. This is the very reason Joan of Arc was burned at the … Read more

The Effects of UFO’s on People

Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO’s) or flying saucers. … Read more

Atlantis Fact or Fiction

Thesis Statement: Many world renowned historical philosophers, explorers, and premonitionists have made many credible theories about the lost continent which have historical documentation to make them believable. IV. Atlantis and the Earths Shifting Crust Do you believe in the lost continent of Atlantis? Or do you believe that it is merely a fairy tale for … Read more

Unidentified Flying Objects

Unidentified Flying Objects have dazzled us for many years. The controversy over the existence of alien life forms began March 23, 1909, in Peterborough, UK. This was unusual because neither nor New Zealand had any aircraft at the time (Wilson 14). This left no explanation for the strange sighting. The debate continues in present day … Read more

Gilgamesh vs King Arthur: Similarities & Differences

The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to The Legend of King Arthur. Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparison they also have differences. The main difference is that one is an Epic and the other is a Legend. To compare and contrast The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Legend of King Arthor, one must … Read more

Song of Solomon

When Milkman goes to Pennsylvania to look for the gold, he was actually in search of his family’s past. One of the themes in the story is how the history of African Americans histories are not clear and unrecorded. The fact that the history of Milkman’s family history is so unclear and unrecorded he goes … Read more

King Arthur and the Round Table

There has been a lot of material written about the legendary King Arthur and although he has been a popular figure inliterature for over 800 years, not a lot is known about the real Arthur. It is believed that Arthur was a 5the-century British King named Riothamus (meaning “high king”) who ruled from 454 – … Read more

The Majesty of Nuuanu

On the island of Oahu, at the farthest reaches of emerald-garbed Nuuanu Valley is the Nuuanu Pali there’s a place you can visit to enjoy dense green forest, spectacular mountain-to-ocean views, and a piece of Hawaiian history. Nuuanu is an area located on the southeastern part of the island and “pali” is a Hawaiian word … Read more

2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey

Myths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do so. Many cultures use myths to teach their young about the past. Through time, however, these myths become impractical due to discovery. This is when a new myth must be introduced to take the place of the … Read more

Favorite Norse Myths

2. ) The Types of stories found in this book are based on Norse Mythology. They contain information on the creation of the Earth, (Midgard), and some of the trials that the gods and goddesses had gone through. 3. ) One of the myths that I enjoyed was the first one on creation, entitled: Creation: … Read more

Gilgamesh and the Bible

In both the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible a common event takes place, a flood. The flood in both stories destroys all mankind. I feel that each flood serves as a symbol. Each one is a representive of rebirth and of a new beginning for all mankind. In the epic, Gilgamesh the gods decided … Read more

Mythological Heroes

The subject of mythology deals mainly with the notion of battle, or good versus evil. In this struggle many individuals are singled out for either the evil they cause, or from the good they bring to people. When you mention heroes in mythology, there are two distinct names that a majority of people bring up, … Read more

King Arthur Myth short summary

There has been a lot of material written about King Arthur and his court. He has been a popular figure in literature for over 800 years. People believe he was only a myth and some people believe he was an actual person. Not a lot of information on King Arthur is fact; most is fictional … Read more

King Arthur, An Enduring Legend

The mystical references to Arthur and his adventures are dated in literature in some form for over 1400 years, verifying the enduring appeal of this romantic character. Since the beginnings of the English language there have been legends of great heroes. The first settlements of Britain produced stories rooted in ancient Celtic and Germanic imagination; … Read more

Free Epic of Gilgamesh: Underlying Meaning

Last time, we introduced the ancient mythical tale, The Epic of Gilgamesh. You read a brief account of the tale and learned a little of its origins and discovery. Now we are going to get into the tale itself and have a deeper look in an effort to decode some of its hidden or underlying … Read more

The Dream of Oenghus

The Celtic myth, “The Dream of Oenghus,” relates the tale of Oenghus the Celtic god of love and his long search for true love. Oenghus is the son of Boann and Daghdhae. Boann the white cow goddess, and Daghdhae the father of all gods, the “good god. ” In a dream Oenghus sees “the loveliest … Read more

Role of Greek Gods In the Illiad

With our view of God, it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend the actions and thinking of the Greek deities. The Christian God does not tend to take such an active role in the affairs of people’s lives, where, on the other hand, the Greeks regarded direct involvement by the gods as a daily, uncontrollable … Read more

Gilgameshs Downfall

In “The Epic of Gilgamesh” the main character, Gilgamesh, is searching for immortality. This want is brought about by deep feelings held by Gilgamesh for his dead friend Enkidu. From this, Gilgamesh finds himself being scared of dying. This fear pushes Gilgamesh to search for the power of immortal life, which is believed to be … Read more

The story of Gilgamesh

What makes the story of Gilgamesh an epic? Gilgamesh, the hero of this epic, achieves many feats of skill, which makes him famous, but that is not the reason it is an epic. The epic of Gilgamesh fulfills the requirements of an epic by being consistently relevant to a human society and has specific themes … Read more

Odysseus vs. Gilgamesh

Character is built in several different ways. Some may view character as how one handles a certain hectic situation or how well one person treats another. A true definition character contains these elements, but ones character is built and developed mainly on how one picks and chooses his time to act and his time to … Read more