Thursday, May 8, 2014

Aligning With Our Defenition Of Mythology?

How do the myths you read today address our definition of mythology? Please respond through critique, evaluation, and analysis. Use quotations and references to myths and divinities when possible.  Please complete this blog response by next Tuesday, May 13th.

10 comments:

nicolek331 said...

The myth on page 180 - 184 really stuck out to me. It was actually sort of shocking to see a woman depicted as a higher figure than a man, although it all became clear to me at the end of this myth when she became a man's trophy. Although this myth is slightly sexist, just as all myths are, it still adds a bit to my definition of mythology. Even women can have a place in myth.

DillanL said...

Th Myths we read address our defenition of mythology by allowing for us to see how the myths change over time and we manipulate it to make it sound awesome and cool for our children and their children no myth will ever stay the stay the same in anyway it will change slightly no matter how close you stay to the story.

DillanL said...

Th Myths we read address our defenition of mythology by allowing for us to see how the myths change over time and we manipulate it to make it sound awesome and cool for our children and their children no myth will ever stay the stay the same in anyway it will change slightly no matter how close you stay to the story.

KimberlyM2014 said...

These myths look at the human condition. Atlanta is one of the few women who is stronger and better than men. But she is not infallible and can fall to temptation, a weakness that according to the Greeks all women have. It is for her imperfection that Atlanta stops and picks up the apples. I think that it should also be noted that Melanion did not come up with the idea all on his own. He had help from the goddess Aphrodite. In the other myths like Phaethon and Daedalus, there are more examples of human weakness. Phaethon could not drive the chariot and Icarus did not heed his father warning which lead to his death. Based on the personification of the Greek gods, it is obvious that the human condition was a fascination to the Greeks. So myth about humans and there faults are understandable. What is also great from all these myths is that they have a lesson that can be applied to our lives.

Abbie G said...

In both myths on pages 180-184 and 136-145 show how myths explain things humans can not. For example, on page 140 it states, "The gods often spoke to men in their dreams". It gave people a sense of knowing and comfort.

Elijah Hughes said...

I feel that the myths we make or read today are altered to make us as an individual look good. Greek Mythology they would tell their stories exactly as they were written and they memorized every word even the ones that took days to preform. The myths explain ideas or theories that the human couldn't. For example, In the myth which Persephone got kidnapped by Hades and Demeter searches for her it explains why the seasons change.

KateG said...

The myths we read today seem to show mythology as a recognition of the honor of Greek heroes. One myth talks about the Odyssey with Odysseus as a heroic figure while another myth is the story of the heroic Heracles. These heroic figures include at least one God or Goddess that helped the Greek become a true hero. The myths give significance to of Greek heroic elements described in each to give the wonderful legacy of Greece. Myths give the true perspective of Greek heroism with the Gods/Goddesses and how the hero plays a significant role in the legacy of Greece.

kayleighT said...

The myth on page 180-184 was a little shocking to see someone who is a woman to be higher up than any man because normally the men are always higher up than the woman, the myth is somewhat sexist because in the end of the myth she becomes a man's trophy, but this goes to show that women can have girls placed in myths also.

Amy said...

The myth on pg. 180-184 stood out compared to others. It gave women a role they don't normally have. In most of the other myths we've read the women have lesser jobs, not important, made fun of, or aren't mentioned. But in this myth they are given a place. That's why I enjoied this myth.

Matt Aragon said...

The myth on 180-184 really popped out at me because it was interesting to see the responsibility and freedom woman got, or just different. It also shows us the unimaginable power of humans, but unfortunately doesn't exist