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Phaethon's Ride

Summary: Explores the myth of Phaethon's chariot ride. Details how the myth serves as an allegory for disobedient children. Examines the father son relationship between Apollo and Phaethon.
As I see it, Phaethon's Ride is most definantly a full and complete myth about a tragic father-son relationship filled with morals of indulgence, poor judgment and the careless desire to prove something to the world. This myth is entertaining, wise and fundamentally complete. But in order to be fundamentally complete a myth must include 6 of 6 functions. These include being entertaining, including etiologies, religious insight, cultural insight, models for behavior, and insight into human psychology. And this myth does include all of these. Here our some examples that I found in Phaethon's Ride that I found that meant something to me as well as fit the category of the function.

For Entertainment I found that this function is especially portrayed throughout the entire book of the Metamorphoses Ovid. In the introduction the author tells us that rather than most myths which worry about teaching that exact moral that...

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