Describe theories of Enlightenment myths

Types of Myths Worksheet

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Types of Myth Worksheet

Knowledge, Belief, Myth, and Religion

Directions: Answer the following question on knowledge, belief, myth, and religion in 3 to 5 sentences.

How are knowledge, belief, myth, and religion related to one another and how are they distinct from one another? Use an example from your life or popular culture to explain this relationship.

Myths

Directions: Choose two examples for each type of myth and identify the pieces of literature, such as a Shakespeare play, in which the examples are found. Answer the following questions:

Greek Myths

Myth 1: Theseus the Athenian hero who slain Minotaur the beast. Literature it’s found in: The Golden Fleece
Myth 2:

Odysseus

Literature it’s found in:

Odyssey by Homer

Describe Greek myths in 2 to 3 sentences.

How have the above pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe?

Physical Allegory Myths

Myth 1:

Poseidon stands for water

Literature it’s found in:

Theagenes

Myth 2:

Apollo stands for fire

Literature it’s found in:

Plutarch

Describe physical allegory myths in 2 to 3 sentences.

How have these pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe?

Historical Allegory Myths

Myth 1: Theseus the Athenian hero who slain Minotaur the beast. Literature it’s found in:
Myth 2:

Hercules

Literature it’s found in:

Describe historical allegory myths in 2 to 3 sentences.

How have these pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe? On Incredible Things by Palaphaetus

Moral Allegory Myths

Myth 1: Apollo and Daphne Literature it’s found in:
Myth 2: Cronus and Zeus Literature it’s found in:

Describe moral allegory myths in 2 to 3 sentences.

How have these pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe?

Medieval and Renaissance Myth

Myth 1: Hypomenes Literature it’s found in:
Myth 2: Liber Literature it’s found in:

Describe medieval and Renaissance myths 2 to 3 sentences.

How have these pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe?

Theories of Enlightenment Myths

Myth 1: God created man Literature it’s found in: Bible
Myth 2: Fables

Myths are errors

Literature it’s found in: Of The Origin of Fables by Bernard Fontenelli (1724)

Describe theories of Enlightenment myths in 2 to 3 sentences.

How have these pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe?

 

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