Essays Tagged: "myths"


andsome young man, dressed in fawnskin, and carrying a goblet and an ivy-covered staff. Some myths hold that Dionysus was the son of Zeus--the king of the god--and Persephone--queen of the unde ... ionysus was the son of Zeus--the king of the god--and Persephone--queen of the underworld--but most myths state that he is the son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Semel. This woman Semele was not any ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek Mythology. The Ancient Gods.

was. Often times there were lessons to be learned that described human behavior. To the Greeks the myths were looked at as examples of good and bad behavior and its effects. they worshipped the Gods ...

(4 pages) 155 0 4.1 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Analysis of Contemporary Myths

Throughout the history of human civilization, myths have been an integral part of human society. Myths have no cultural boundaries as they can be ... d to give meaning to a phenomenon or symbolic manner to the natural cycles that surround humankind. Myths are used to explain and understand our existence in our world whether it is something that we ... rence to class notes on what we have learned to date.The first article is 'Phyllis Burke: Exploding Myths of Male and Female.' which is a book review. The author of the book, Phyllis Burke, writes of ...

(4 pages) 135 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey

2001: A Metaphorical OdysseyMyths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do ... he 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 ... each the target moment, Stanley Kubrick uses 2001: A Space Odyssey as a new myth to replace the old myths about space. This redefined what people thought about space. This myth has carried over into t ...

(3 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Oil in america

isasters in the oil field industry in the past ten years and they stand out in history.The article 'Myths We Wouldn't Miss', by the Mobil Corporation, states that there hasn't been a major off shore o ...

(5 pages) 180 1 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering


oss our nation and throughout the world. Due to the lack of education concerning this disease, many myths as to how AIDS is contracted is spread. Contrary to what people believe, there are many precau ... ected by the HIV virus need not suffer alone. The purpose of this paper is to point out some of the myths concerning AIDS, to provide information regarding some of the precautions that can be taken to ...

(3 pages) 172 0 3.4 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Eddie Vedder is a Vampire?

nal double life, from which he draws inspiration for his lyrics.What exactly is a vampire? Numerous myths, folk tales, and works of fiction exist on the matter of what makes up a vampire, but if they ...

(7 pages) 48 1 3.4 Jul/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Homosexuality, refersr to MIchael Levins and Richard's Mohr's views

omosexuality has a high probability to unhappiness. Mohr refutes Levin's stance about homosexuality myths and stereotypes. He rejects arguments that homosexuality is immoral or unnatural.Levin exempli ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The study of myths probably began in the 4th century. BC. when Euthemerus explainedthem as exaggerated adventures ... explainedthem as exaggerated adventures of historical individuals. The allegorical interpretation ofmyths , stemming from the 18th century study , says that at one time myths were inventedby wise men ... study , says that at one time myths were inventedby wise men to point out a truth, but after a time myths were taken literally. The linguisticcorruption interpretation says that myths could be underst ...

(2 pages) 54 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Mythology, an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples

Mythology was an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples. The myths of AncientGreece are the most familiar to us, for they are deeply entrenched in the consciousn ... most familiar to us, for they are deeply entrenched in the consciousness ofWestern civilization.The myths were accounts of the lives of the deities whom the Greeks worshipped. TheGreeks had many deiti ... s worshipped. TheGreeks had many deities, including 12 principal ones, who lived on Mt. Olympus. Themyths are all things to all people - a rollicking good yarn, expressions of deeppsychological insigh ...

(5 pages) 141 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This essay is about the main themes in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Nelle Harper Lee,and how the themes are each important to the story.

that he is crazy. After Boo saves Scout and Jem's lives from Bob Ewell Scout then realizes that the myths about Boo Radley are not true. In the last chapter Scout walked Boo home and reflects what it ...

(2 pages) 75 1 3.8 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"O Pioneers" by Willa Cather

rse settlement.' 1 With theoverwhelming number of frontiersmen invading this uninhabited land, many myths aboutwinning the West arose, some containing truth, while others neglecting to tell the trutha ... ontaining truth, while others neglecting to tell the truthabout treatment of Indians. Many of these myths referred to them as being the victims ofwhite man's progress. In the short tale, O Pioneers, w ...

(4 pages) 102 1 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The bubonic plague

me and a variety of supposed cures abounded. Most of these were without basis or fact and relied on myths and rumors. Theories for the causes and blames came from ignorance and hate, two horrible thin ...

(5 pages) 143 2 4.3 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Argument from Design - Fact, Fantasy or Wishful Thinking?

the loving God who fashions each of us from earth and breathes life into us. There is no future in myths, no matter how sacred. If there is one thing the authors of Genesis got right, it is that we a ...

(17 pages) 399 2 4.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Facts of the great depression

ally all of theindustrialized world.Seeing the order in which events actually occurred dispels many myths about theGreat Depression. One of the greatest of these myths is that government intervention ...

(6 pages) 205 1 4.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Primitive Religion, a description of ancient religion

ms that simply cannot be shrink wrapped into one basic category. There is a diverse multiplicity of myths, rituals, and beliefs among the various "primitive" religions throughout the world. However, m ... ifices, male circumcision, dances, and other forms of offerings to the god(s).Rituals coincide with myths and beliefs. "Myths are stories and legends that express the basic values of a religious commu ...

(5 pages) 135 0 3.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Superstitions of the dark ages"

Long ago in the Dark Ages, there were many superstitions. There were the myths of health and hygiene. The accusations made of witchcraft. Also all the tales of black cats, a ... believe that's why the vampire superstitions were made up. They still today have health and hygiene myths, like dieting strategy's. They don't all work for a reason. There are people today who call th ...

(2 pages) 66 0 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Keeping Kosher in the 21st Century

e not mixed then it is kosher. What we will find out today is, what kosher is and dispel any of the myths about kosher and see that it is easier than has been to keep kosher in the 21st century.Kosher ...

(9 pages) 63 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


eligious Taoism are merely characters in fairy tales. I have never thought that these characters in myths would mean God of certain religion. And hence, I always thought Taoism is not a religion at al ...

(4 pages) 137 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe - How it came about, progressed, and ended.

do with the prosecution of witches. This book became the "encyclopedia" on witchcraft creating many myths and fears concerning witches and their power (Kors and Peters 176-177). Hence, during "the 15t ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History