Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people—their collection
of stories they .... "The second function of mythology is to render a cosmology, an
image of the universe ...
5 Purposes of Myth. 1. To explain how things came to be. 2. To teach lessons or
values. 3. To unify a group or define a group's identity. 4. To explain social or ...
But myths are more than mere stories and they serve a more profound purpose in
ancient and modern cultures. Myths are sacred tales that explain the world and ...
Why was mythology created? What purpose did it serve? Why have many
cultures created rich traditions in mythology? Were those traditions similar? If so
Myths also satisfy our need to understand the natural world; for example, they
might state that a drought is caused by an angry deity. This purpose of mythology
Mythology. Mythology is the study of myths. A myth is a story that has significance
to a culture (or species), a story that addresses fundamental and difficult ...
Apr 17, 1997 ... For our purposes the word mythology has two related meanings. Firstly it refers to
a collection of myths that together form a mythological system ...
Aug 23, 2011 ... I like post #2's viewpoint more than post #3's, but then I'm not a cynic (at least
most of the time). Part of human nature is our attempt to explain ...
Another form of tale, the parable, differs from myth in its purpose and character.
Even in the .... Parables have a more subservient function than myths. They may
The Function of Mythology and Religion in Greek Society by. Cara L. Sailors. The
ancient Greeks are prime subjects of study for those wishing to understand the ...