Creation as seen through Greco-Roman, Norse, and Mesopotamian Beliefs
“For as long as human beings have had language, they have had myths. Mythology is our earliest form of literary expression and the foundation of all history and morality” (1, Back Cover). Myths form many purposes in society. In some societies the myth is used for the purposes of entertaining the masses. In other cases it is used for educational purposes such as explaining why certain things
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travelers to learn more about people with which they’ve had little contact as well as to get a feeling for the type of environment in which these people developed. “Such parallels demonstrate that human beings everywhere have much in common; the ‘primitive’ and the ‘modern’ are not all that different as we might think. In reading these myths, the gaps between cultures narrow to reveal what is constant and universal in human experience” (1, xiv).