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    • The Art of Being Human, 7/e Chapter 3 – Myth PowerPoint by Julie Rodakowski
    • POPULAR MYTHOLOGY is A KEY to evaluating thought and emotional patterns
      • What goes around comes around.
      • Leave it to Mother Nature.
      • They’ll think of something.
      • What do THEY know.
      • All you need is love.
      • Destiny.
      • Just desserts.
      • Us versus them.
      • There’s always room at the top.
      • Isn’t that just like a man/woman?
      COMMON SAYINGS are often expressions of myth that form the basis of thought and emotional patterns.
    • MYTHS OF CHILDHOOD offer
      • A reassurance of safety and love
      • A recognition of stereotypical gender roles,
      • class distinctions, and
      • the notion that good and evil are based on physical appearance
      • A recognition of the importance of names
      • A recognition of the dark side
    • MYTH AS EXPLANATION
      • to understanding natural phenomena
      • &
      • to understanding human tragedy
      is A KEY
      • The natural world
      • The origins of evil
      • The myth of the doomed family
      MYTHS OF EXPLANATION HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
    • ARCHETYPES IN MYTHOLOGY are KEYS to understanding the common threads that link people of all cultures and all times.
    • COMMON ARCHETYPES ARE
      • The monomyth—the myth of the hero
      • The power of magic
      • The power of words
      • The power of numbers
      • The circle
      • The journey
      • The garden