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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Analyse the interrelationship among myth, symbol and ritual.

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  1. Previously I had defined myth. Now what is a symbol? It can be defined as an object, person or event that represents something else (Oxford English Dictionary). According to the same source, a ritual is something that is habitually done in the same way.

    These three are all interrelated when one thinks of them in relation to a Religious practice or any Religion. Firstly a religious practice normally has a myth attached to it or some aspect of it.

    Secondly, symbols play an integral part in a relgious practice or any religion and thirdly, religious practices or the way one worships is usually ritualized. Therefore, in my opinion, religion embodies the use of all three concepts.

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  2. A myth is a story that emphasize the belief in a deity or tradition of a people.
    A symbol is a image or object used to represent something else.eg. an object that represent a god.
    Ritual is a ceremonial act involved in transformation from one stage to the next.

    In religion the interrelation among myth,symbol and ritual are there has to be a belief in a ultimacy or god.an object maybe used to symbolically represents the god or ultimacy that is believed in(in christianity the cross) and ritual are performed to identify with or gain personal relations with the god.(in christianity baptism ceremonical act that represent re-birth).In conclusion all three are associated.

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  3. Ackema Ferguson 1PR1September 17, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    A myth is a traditional story containing ideas or beliefs about ancient times or about a supernatural beings.

    A symbol is a thing thought of as representing for something.

    A ritual the series of actions used in a religious community.

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  4. leonie brown Group 1Pr1September 19, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    The interrelationships beteen myth symbols and rituals are. myth is a tradition belief and practices.

    While symbols is an object that expresses , thoughts or feelings, as well as to remind us of important truths and aide us on our path through life. example of symbol that remid us of truth is the cross.
    Ritual is a customary practice that is perfomed in religious ceremonies.

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  5. My view on how the three are interrelated is, the symbol which can either be an object or a gesture, provides identity for the myth while the ritual allows the traditional practices.

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  6. lois the interrelationship is the symbol is a reality that help us to identity the myth,the ritual allow us to take part in the myth.

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  7. Notoya Willias 1PR2October 3, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    • Myths contain stories of original RITUAL practices; Myths guide ritual activity for future believers. Ideally, ritual activity answers boundary questions; believers enter into a state of religious experience.

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  8. Myths are symbolic tales of the distant past (Often primordial times) that concern cosmogony and cosmology(the origin and nature of the universe)connected to belief systems or rituals, and serve social action and values.

    Symbol is something such as an object, picture,written,word, sound, or particular mark that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention.

    A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value.

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  9. Natalee Campbell-Clarke 1PR1October 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    the interrelationship among myth symbol and ritual is that a myth is something that a person believe without having any stable proof of its existence while rituals are common actions that people perform during special times whether it be the birth of a child, marriage or death. these will also come about while there is a symbol present cause this is what they worship in most cases. the key words to cove this relationship is worship, perform and belief.

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  10. Irone Thompson-Davis 1PR2November 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    The interrelationship among myth, symbol and ritual is that a myth is something that a person believe without having any stable proof or its existence while rituals are common actions that people pefprm during special times whether it be birth of a child or marriage or death. These will also come about while there is a symbol present cause this is what they worship in most cases. The key words to cove this relationship is worship, perform and belief.

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  11. Nardian McFarlane-Fisher 1pr2November 4, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Myth is a made up story that is based upon ancient history of how living and nonliving things came into existence and the relationship between God and human.

    Symbol helps to identify and create a expression of the moral attributes of a society or religion so that you can experience true worship.

    Ritual is set of procedures happening at different stages in religion or traditional society.

    These are some what similar but they plays different roles for example when a child is born, a red cord is place on the child hand to protect them from evil spirit,the cross is use as a symbol for christian and rituals- are preformed, at birth the om is place an a Hindu child tongue using a golden pen dipped into honey.

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