Academic Papers on World Mythology

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A 5 page paper which examines Joseph Campbell’s notion of monomyth as seen in his work The Power of Myth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing 'The Mythic Image' by Joseph Campbell. The author uses many types of art to illustrate many differences, but mostly similarities, in the ways of myth. He addresses issues of religion, enlightenment, and dreaming among others. His work is highly detailed and intriguing.


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses the ancient religion of Isis. History, myth, and influences discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 15 page discussion of the critical components of the ancient Egyptian's belief in an afterlife. Notes that much of our contemporary knowledge regarding ancient Egyptian culture is based on archaeological findings. Among the most interesting of these findings are those which relate to the elaborate worship rituals of the Egyptians, rituals which to ...

A 4 page paper discussing the existence of the mythopoetic mind as defined by Mircea Eliade. To Eliade, all mythology was created as a bridge from the human to the divine. Mythology, in his belief, was sacred history, and no matter what the culture, myths provided answers to the deep philosophical questions of who we ...

This 5 page report discusses and compares the similarities and differences between historical and literary heroes such as King Arthur and heroes such as Aeneas, Hector, and Achilles. The heroic tradition implies a pattern of story telling that begins with a hero in unusual circumstances, the search or quest, the transformation of the hero and a resolution. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

The Function of Myth

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper discusses the role of myth within a good story: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Aurel. The importance of archetypal image is discussed, as well as the perception that writing is the key to human consciousness as shown in Walter Ong's Orality and Literacy: ...

This 5 page report discusses Steven Barnes 2002 book, “Lion’s Blood” which deals with an alternate history universe in which Africa colonized the Americas, bringing European slaves with them. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

(5 pp) Philosophers are always asking themselves questions. What a philosopher is trying to do, is figure out the way in which people understand the world, or their sense and place of reality in the world. The German philosopher, Ernst Cassirer (1874- 1945) felt that we use mentally created symbols to understand our ...

6 pages in length. The treatment of women in Indian mythology compared with that of Greek and Roman mythology proves to be not all that different from one another. Women, in general mythological terms, are primarily in existence to act as man's servant, both menially and sexually. To go so far as ...

Native Indian Mythology

  • 11 page paper

11 pages in length. A comprehensive overview of themes in Native Indian mythology. Examined are various mythological objects, the value of dreams, and more. It is emphasized that different tribes each had their own brand of myth -- Analyzed in specific detail are the myths of the Aztecs who, in their stories, formulated an entire ...

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