Mythology (Myth) Essay | The Role of Myths in Society

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The Role of Myths in Society

Summary: Mythology refers to the body of stories that explain some aspect of the human condition, especially the creation of the world and the acts of nature. They are found in every culture in the world, and the Greek and Roman myths are the most influential.
Mythology; the body of myths of a particular culture. The study of myths, the interpretation of our lives, our battles, our world, our past, yet so much more. Myths are the stories of people, spirits and everything else around us. The stories of how this began, how things work, and why things are the way they are. Myths have given fictional references to non-fiction events and in doing so gave people something to believe in, something to think about. Ancient Greek and Roman literature has affected literally every phase of social intelligence. Myths have affected religion, culture, society and literature in many ways. The famous philosopher Alfred Whitehead once said "all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato", meaning the original myths speak a lot, not just about how things came to be, but how the effect us as people.

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