greek mythology and religion

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Greek Mythology and Religion Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture. Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Mythic narrative relates, for example, how the world began, how humans and animals were created, …

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…shown, for instance, in the rise of the cult of Fortune, or Tyche). The main outlines of the official religion, however, remained unchanged. Bibliography 1. Ancient Myths, by Norma Lorre Goodrich Meridian Books (July 1994) 2. The Greek Gods, by Bernard Evslin (August 1995) 3. Greek Myths, by Olivia E. Coolidge (December 1949) 4. Greek and Egyptian Mythologies, by Yves Bonnefoy (November 1992) 5. Gods and Heroes; Story of Greek Mythology, by Michael Foss (September 1995) 6. Funk and Wagnalls, New Encyclopedia 7. Multipedia CD-ROM for windows