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Women in Mythology
A 14 page paper that presents the complex roles of women in mythology and the three major categories in which most mythological women can be placed. This paper also demonstrates the way in which culture determines the roles of women, and utilizes a...
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Warriors v. Women in Greek Mythology
A 7 page essay on the unequal and unjust roles assigned to women in Greek society as expressed in mythology. The writer focuses on plays by Aeschylus, Euripides and Homer, and on the characters Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Odysseus, Calypso, and Helen....
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Incest of the Gods
A 7 page essay on the incestuous relationships reported in Greek mythology and Greek plays. The writer lists a number of incestuous relationships between Zeus, his brothers and sisters and progeny, and also gives examples from and commentary on ...
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Zeus and His Predecessors
a 5 page paper looking at the reason Zeus retained his position as this 'Supreme Deity' of the Greek Pantheon after his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather lost theirs to their sons. The paper suggests that Greek society was changing and...
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The Goddess Athena And Her People
A 3 page paper looking at the characteristics of the Greek goddess Athena, and analyzing her appeal to the people who worshipped her. The paper argues that in an overwhelmingly patriarchal society, Athena's spirit ruled in Athens as the Athenian...
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Zeus And His Worshippers
A 4 page analysis of the appeal of Zeus to Greek society. The paper argues that Zeus changed from a fickle and furious weather-god to a champion of justice, as his worshippers changed from illiterate tribesmen to the highest culture of the ancient...
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Rig-Veda X vs. Genesis, Chapt. I
Approximately 4 pages in length. Compares the Indian creation myth ''Rig-Veda X, cxxix: 'In the Beginning'' with Genesis, Chaper I. Excellent for those studying mythology, religion, philosophy, Western Civ. etc; Bibliography contains 2 references.
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The Giant Loki in Norse Mythology
8 pages in length. An analytical discussion of Loki -- a giant in Norse Mythology who became a member of the Aesir family when the chief God Odin made him his blood brother. Loki is regarded by the writer -- among other things -- as an instigator of...
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African and Greek Mythology / The Creation Gods
An 8 page research paper exploring the different gods identified as being the creator or as the supreme god in African mythology as compared and contrasted to the Greek god Zeus. The genealogy of Zeus is described along with his powers and place in...
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Similarities and Contrasts Between Classical and Sumerian Mythology
A 10 page orientation to ancient mythology and a comparison of Sumarian and Classic Mythology. Bibliography lists nine sources.
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Treatment Of Women In Western & Eastern Mythology
6 pages in length. The treatment of women in Indian mythology compared with that of Greek and Roman mythology proves to be not all that different from one another. Women, in general mythological terms, are primarily in existence to act as man's...
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Native Indian Mythology
11 pages in length. A comprehensive overview of themes in Native Indian mythology. Examined are various mythological objects, the value of dreams, and more. It is emphasized that different tribes each had their own brand of myth -- Analyzed in...
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Comic Books / Modern Mythology or Escapism ?
This 6 page paper examines the comic book genre to determine if contemporary comic books are representative of modern mythology or are merely pure escapism. Bibliography includes 6 sources.
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Trickster Myths
In 6 pages, the writer discusses examples of Trickster myths from two different cultures and demonstrates their distinguishing factors, as well as what they each have in common. They are the closest to the arche, or the beginning of the world of...
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Narrative Forms Of Myth
An 8 page paper discussing the narrative style of myths in different cultures. There are differing views among scholars and anthropologists concerning the structure of myths. The writer explores these disparities in great detail. Bibliography lists...
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