Essay on Mythology

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Mythology






Mythology

Every race of humans and most cultures believed in a myth or type of myth at one time.
Sometimes a myth can be something small like a teacher whos said to be an alien. Yet
some are quite big and still believed in today like the loch ness monster. Myths have
been around since the beginning of time and will be there to the end. All of us no one,
and weve all told one.

Probably the biggest myth of all that was believed in by two different cultures was that
of Greek and Roman mythology. The list of gods go on and on, to name few Id have to say
Zeus, Artemis, Atlas, Athena, Cronus, Hera, Rhea, Hermes, Hades, and the god of the sea,
Poseidon. In Roman myth they just changed the names to names like Jupiter, Saturn,
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Pluto, and Uranus. There was also


Demo-gods who were half-man half-god; these were usually heroes like Hercules and Achilles.
The strongest of these gods was Zeus who wielded the mighty thunderbolt. He was the king
of the gods. His wife was originally his sister and her name is Hera. She was the
goddess of birth.

Some of the most told Greek stories were these as I found out in the book Greek and Roman
Mythology from A to Z. They told the story of Atlas, doomed to hold the sky forever (21).
Medusa, if you looked at her you turned to stone (77). Yet some of the most popular
stories were of Zeus and his love affairs which all together he had thirteen (125).

Scandinavia had many myths as well called Norse mythology. I learned from the book Norse
Gods and Giants that According to them Ymir the

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Frost giant was the first living thing (1). After that men grew from his fur during his
sleep. Odin was their leader (14). He rode and eight-legged horse and claimed that the
frost giants are evil and therefore should be destroyed (154). Odin had a son named Thor,
he was the strongest of the Norse gods. They called Thor the god of thunder and sometimes
the hammer thrower.

Unlike Greek and Roman myth the Norse gods did not meddle in human affairs. Most stories
of gods didnt include humans. When there was a story of a great hero the gods were not
involved almost at all.
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