Academic Papers on Eastern Mythology

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Approximately 4 pages in length. Compares the Indian creation myth ''Rig-Veda X, cxxix: 'In the Beginning'' with Genesis, Chaper I. Excellent for those studying mythology, religion, philosophy, Western Civ. etc; Bibliography contains 2 references.

A 3 page essay that contrasts and compares 3 creation stories. In ancient creation mythology, the role of feminine deities, and women in general, is to provide a sense of conflict, which serves to both heighten the drama of the story as well as provide a rationale that justifies the societal status quo of male ...

Sumerian Mythology

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This 5 page research paper discusses the influence of climatic and geographical features on Sumerian mythology. The writer shows that this ancient civilization's location between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers had a profound influence on the Sumerian worldview as expressed in their myths. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page overview of Robert Goldman's Gods, Priests and Warriors, which offers insight into one of the world's great collections of mythology, the Sanskrit masterpiece, the Mahabharata. Goldman perspective on the Mahabharata concerns the fact that in this massive epic, there is a disproportionate amount of text devoted to the histories and exploits of ...

This 5 page paper reviews these two myths from ancient India and Mesopotamia noting the differences that exist in relation to how the gods interact with humans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 16 page research paper that examines the characterization of two heroes, Arjuna and Karna, who appear in the great Indian epic the Mahabharata. As epic heroes, both men are presented as the embodiment of all admirable qualities. Both men are natural born warriors, who are tremendously skilled in battle, excellent archers and courageous leaders. ...

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