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Myth

David Leeming

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195142884
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834402 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195142888.001.0001
Myth

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Myths are living entities that continue to energize thought and action in the modern world. If ancient mythmakers conceived of the evident reality of creation in terms of character and events we associate with such works as Genesis or the Rig Veda, modern scientific mythmakers see it in terms of evolution and the Big Bang. Myth has always been intricately related to religion and new religious metaphors and energies are to be found in the new scientific myths. Modern works of literature reflect ways in which the modern mind uses the ancient Creation, Deity, and Hero archetypes to reveal new understandings.

Keywords: archetypes; Creation; Deity; Hero; myth; religion; scientific myths

Book.  192 pages. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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