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World Literature I World Myths and Folktales 2007-08
World Myths and Folktales <ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Folktales </li></ul>
Folktales & Myths:  the difference <ul><li>Myths are a direct expression of a culture’s religious beliefs; </li></ul><ul><...
Tales about the Beginning <ul><li>Origin Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Era Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Gods & Goddes...
Staying power of myths <ul><li>archetypes </li></ul>
Purpose of myths <ul><li>Provides sense of place in universe </li></ul><ul><li>Stories outgrowth of Myths </li></ul>
The Hero and the Quest <ul><li>Monomyth  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern examples </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Mythic Hero </li></ul>Who are the Quest Heroes?
Who are the Quest Heroes? <ul><li>Folktale Hero </li></ul>
The Quest <ul><li>Quest: </li></ul><ul><li>Help on Quest </li></ul>
Paths of the Quest <ul><li>Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Involves the unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate sacrifice </li></ul><ul>...
Meaning of the quest <ul><li>symbolic to life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Killing monsters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descending...
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Myths and Legends

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Myths and Legends

  1. 1. World Literature I World Myths and Folktales 2007-08
  2. 2. World Myths and Folktales <ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Folktales </li></ul>
  3. 3. Folktales & Myths: the difference <ul><li>Myths are a direct expression of a culture’s religious beliefs; </li></ul><ul><li>folktales are not </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tales about the Beginning <ul><li>Origin Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Era Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Gods & Goddesses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Staying power of myths <ul><li>archetypes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Purpose of myths <ul><li>Provides sense of place in universe </li></ul><ul><li>Stories outgrowth of Myths </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Hero and the Quest <ul><li>Monomyth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern examples </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Mythic Hero </li></ul>Who are the Quest Heroes?
  9. 9. Who are the Quest Heroes? <ul><li>Folktale Hero </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Quest <ul><li>Quest: </li></ul><ul><li>Help on Quest </li></ul>
  11. 11. Paths of the Quest <ul><li>Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Involves the unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>Survival & rewards </li></ul>
  12. 12. Meaning of the quest <ul><li>symbolic to life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Killing monsters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descending to underworld </li></ul></ul>

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