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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