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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What is a myth?

29 comments:

  1. A myth is a story that is believed to have significant meaning.

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  2. A myth is a fable or a legend that a set of people believe in regarding their gods or other devine persons. These beliefs may be the origin of the gods or the heroes connected with it. Broadly speaking, it is any invented story.

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  3. A myth is a tradional story used to illiustrate the way of life/ history of a people. it explains the existence of spiritual being and reason for social events etc. eg. christians believe that jesus died and rose from the dead, hence at easter the lengthen season is acknowleded to celebrate his resurrection.

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  4. Natalee Campbell-Clarke 1PR1September 14, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    a myth is something that someone beleives in but until proven is without justification

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  5. I thought that a myth was a untrue tale that is pass down from generation,only to be told that myth is truth so powerful that it's not accepted by everyone.In order to draw my conclusion my definition of myth is,it is true but at times it may seems hard to believe.

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  6. A myth is a story with a purpose that was passed down through different generations.

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  7. A myth is not a lie but it is a tale that has been passed on from generations to generations.

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  8. leonie brown Group 1Pr1September 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    a myth is not a lie, but is a tradition passed on to generation tha is not proven

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  9. myth is truthful, but figuratively so. It is not historical truth mixed with lies; it is a high philosophical teaching that is entirely true. on the condition that, instead of taking it literally, one sees in it an allegory.

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  10. Myth is the most essential belief of a religion that is told in a story format.It is used to guide people's way of life.Rituals are used to put the myth into action by means of religiuos ceremonies.

    Annette Parris 1E

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  11. A myth is not a lie but something that cannot be express in any other way but in the form of a story.

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  12. Irone Thompson-Davis 1PR2October 1, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    a myth is a way of thinking in pictures rather than abstract concepts. very few person today will believe that the story of Prometheus is a factual account of a great hero of the past, myths also may explain the power of certain religious functionaries.

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  13. (1)A myth is the fundamental of a religion, the story that drives or motivates a group to follow that particular religion.
    (2) A myth is a event or experience that was so true that it can only be expressed in a story.
    Tamara Ross 1E

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  14. Myth" refers to colorful stories that tell about the origins of humans and the cosmos. Attitudes towards myth vary greatly. Some regard it as a source of spiritual growth, while others see only falsehood. Some see in myth the distinct character of particular cultures, while others see universal patterns. Some regard myth as "contemporary" and "alive", while others think of it as "ancient" and/or "dead."

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  15. Notoya Willias 1PR2October 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Myths are profoundly true stories within the worldview of a believer.
    "Myths are the narrative stories which provide answers to the questions of identity by making it possible to identify with those events and beings that exemplify in a clear and powerful way the relationship with the sacred that under girds human life."
    They may not be provable through the scientific method, and they may defy common sense or logic, but, nevertheless, they are real in that they guide the behavior of believers
    Myths provide models that guide human behavior within a given faith community - and, thus, are an important link between belief, believer, and behavior. They answer the identity/boundary questions.

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  16. Ushana Taylor 1PR2October 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Myth are tradional stories telling of the dealings of gods and humans and thee stories are pas down from generation to generation. Myth are a way of thinking in pictures that is used to describe the whys and hows of the world.

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  17. a traditional story accepted as history serves to explain the world view of a people

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  18. A myth is a fundamental belief of religion, that can only be expressed or understood through a story format.

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  19. A myth is a foundation story which indicates how life is to understood and live by a community.Myths serves as guidelines for communication between the deity and the community.

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  20. stacy ann Mcleod ( 1pr2)October 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    A myth is a foundational story which provide guidelines for human behaviour. A myth is not a lie.Myth provides us with a frame work to operate.It is formed by the community and sustained by the community

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  21. A myth is not lie.A myth tells the traditional story/historical background of the people. It explains their belief and customs that are passed down to generations eg tie a piece of red sting on the baby to ward off evil spirit.

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  22. a myth is a beliefs which are told in story form. myth helps us to understand a way of life.

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  23. A myth is a superstious belief of the supernatural
    kenesha gardiner 1pr1

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  24. Nardian Mcfarlane-Fisher 1pr2

    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.

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  25. Kemeca Jones 1d
    Myth is the foundational story of the people.

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  26. Sheena-Gay Wilson (1F)November 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Myth is a story of the past that is of some importance but got twisted in the process of transmission

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  27. A myth is the truth that forms the background of what people believe in and it can only be transmitted in stories.

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  28. Schorshane RobinsonDecember 8, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    A myth is a fundamental belief that cannot be express through any other form but through a story.

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  29. Myth is a fundamental story. It cannot be expressed except in story form.

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