Greek Mythology-Myths and legends

Greek Mythology-Myths and legends

I am going to analyze the base meaning of Greek mythology from ancient times.
The myth according to the anthropological interpretation of the term is sacred or religious narrative whose content is related to the origin or creation of natural, supernatural or cultural phenomena. The anthropological concept of the legend differs from that which is implicit in the content of the myth a lie. The myths also investigated as fragmentary sources oral narratives as indicators of social values ​​that shape the social map of a group of people and (by Claude Lévi-Strauss) to universal (universal) structures.
In the vernacular myth is fantasy, which is not considered real. Scholars of mythology and Greek mythology, however, give a different explanation. The myth is a particular kind of history, trying to interpret some aspects of the world that surrounds us. Others like Fry, put forward the view that myths are stories about gods and other supernatural beings. In turn Mircea Eliante considers that myth is often narrative of human origin or creation of the world and at the same time a sacred narrative. Lévi-Strauss on the other claims to have linguistic analysis of myth. Is one that can deliver or disclose the central meaning. For Freud, the myth is dreams that spring from the unconscious mind. In fact it is possible, as shown by Carl Jung, to reveal and archetypes of the collective unconscious. For Joseph Campbell myth directs man towards the metaphysical dimensions of existence, explains the origins of the universe, brings social values ​​and simultaneously addressed to the utmost depths of the soul. James Fraser in turn address the myth as pre-scientific effort on the part of man to interpret the natural environment. The Malinovski rather agrees with Tutu terms and even believes that it is the science of primitive societies. For Durkheim myth is the key to the distinction between the sacred and the profane, or unholy.

Regardless, then, the myth is displayed in the form of the sacred narrative, the story or legend, always a central core consists of three basic truths. First is an attempt to interpret the macrocosm, the forces that control the world and the relationship human beings have with these forces. Next, it is a symbolic way of teaching these creatures, how can they cope with the forces of evolution, through fixed upstream pathways called to march consciousness. Finally, even if it is not recognized by scientists historians, in many cases it is probably logging-in the form of the legend-early historical events with specific spatiotemporal references. SPECIFIC example in this case is much research conducted for the historicity of the Iliad and the Odyssey in Greek mythology.

Across the world, in all seasons, and under all circumstances the myths that people have been lived is inspiration for all activities of the mind, emotions and body. Much more this is true for the Greeks, (Hence the mythology of Greeceis widely known today across our planet.) people with fertile fictional imagination. Under these conditions, the myth is a secret opening through which man can throw a fleeting look at the cosmological inexhaustible energies of the universe and how these actions change, translated into culture.

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