Friday, February 12, 2010

Why Myths are Noteworthy...

Many people simply ignore myths & mythology and classify it under the 'fictitious' category. On the contrary, imaginary subjects that seem fanciful and unreal, are a lot more noteworthy than some people give them credit for.

Myths help symbolize a cultural state of awareness and spirituality. They often represent a connection between mind, body, and spirit. Myths can play between the grounds of our current realm on Earth, the mysterious unknown, and otherworldly domains. Things are not always meant to nor have to be took literally, as this inhibits true understanding, at times. The broadest concepts of thoughts, cannot always be written in scholar format...as too much symbolism and excessive use of metaphors may be required.

So, from this point, lets not taint the glory of the stories told in the past; lets see the reflections they reflect and the impressions they impress upon us all. It reminds me of the quote from the Greek philosopher, Xenophanes: "Men create the gods in their own image."
Our imagination, curiosity and free-formed thoughts are the best tools we have, when it comes to finding the core that churns our soul. Without fact versus fiction debates, just see it as for what it stands for and for what it represents. Look at myths, legends, and folklore as something to be categorized under 'human expression'...

With all that being said, this is why myths are noteworthy, this is why......

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4 comments:

  1. great post.. I enjoyed it!
    carolina muscle @ hubpages

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  2. Thanks for reading, CM. Yeah, there is a lot more to Myths & Symbolism, than many people realize. ;)

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  3. Myths, legends, folklore, and symbolism are very noteworthy and/or important.
    I'm just dropping off a quick quote:

    "Therefore, even the lover of myth is in a sense a philosopher; for myth is composed of wonders."
    -- Aristotle

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  4. A post on this lovely mythical blog that explains this subject better, is found here: "Why do we study Myths & Folklore"

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