CLA204H1 Lecture Notes - Mother Goddess, Trobriand Islands, Protoscience

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9 Jan 2011
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Surrealist sculpture: retrospective bust of a woman absolutely useless and created wholly for the purpose of materializing in a fetishistic way, with maximum tanible reality, ideas and fantasies of a delirious character. dali, 1931. Rationalist tries to connect myths w/ specific events for precise and logical origins of myth; contrasted to eliade"s sacred timelessness": euhemerus (300bc): the sacred record. gods originally human kings on island, deified b/c of good deeds: justifies myth by rooting it in history. unscientific approach, w/ single goal of exonerating" the greeks: linguistic observation of zeus > dyeus = father sky , he believed the indo-europeans were in a golden time, honourable, free of crises; that they were original poets. had a limited number of words to express ideas, therefore became poets to express. Ie the sun is setting would allegedly = the burning one sits down on his golden throne .

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