The Power of Myth Character Descriptions

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Jesus Christ

The Christian belief holds that God the Father sends this character down to earth where He is born of a virgin, and after spreading the word and recruiting 12 apostles, He is crucified, resurrected, and ascends into heaven.


This character is born a prince in India and is raised by his farther in luxury and isolation from the realities of life. However, when the young prince eventually becomes aware of the suffering that is an intrinsic part of life, he leaves his father's house and goes into the world to seek a release from life's sorrows.

North American Indians

The myths and legends of these characters became a lifelong interest of Joseph Campbell.

Hindu Gods

These characters are embodied in the sacred writings of the Vedas and Upanishads.


This character was a psychologist and author.

James Joyce

This character was the author of "Ulysses" and...

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