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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 209
Professor
Emilie Parent
Semester
Winter

Description
Myths Introduction Religious narratives or stories that provide for religious beliefs and practices Tells the story of the origins of the world and the creation of the first human beings Prescribe the rules of proper conduct and articulate the ethical and moral principles of society Written or oral Nature of Myths Sacred story No negative connotation Considered to be true, but happened in a different time in a different world Folktales = supernatural elements, but secular Legends = sacred or secular, based on real people/places/events Myths = regarded as facts, sacred Written texts Basics for theological discourses Don't change much over tim
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