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ANTH 3160

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Maddy Hubbard
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these are the week two notes of Anth
Anthropology of Religion
Dr. Dengah
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ANTH, Anthropology, religion, mythology, 3160
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Maddy Hubbard on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 3160 at Utah State University taught by Dr. Dengah in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views.

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Date Created: 09/08/16
DEFINITIONS: Sorcery: Use of materials, objects and medicines to invoke supernatural malevolence Witchcraft: thoughts & emotions (often unintentional) used to invoke supernatural malevolence Priest: usually a full time male with high status who relates to superior or gods beyond the ordinary persons ability. Shaman: high status and healing abilities Sorcerer: practitioner of low status who has materials to invoke supernatural powers with the intention to harm Witch: low status practitioner who harms others by supernatural means, using emotions and thoughts Medium: female who heals and divines while in possession of trances. Summary of Intro:  Religion is a universal of human life  Way in which our relationships with the supernatural vary  Religion serves evolutionary, psychological, and social functions Myths: Sacred stories. Accepted on faith, provides you with moral and ethical meanings, religiously based Legends: Based on real people but considered mostly true, can be religious Folktales: Fiction, meant for entertainment. Not associated with religion Analyzing Myth:  Outdated approach  Functional - focus on outcomes - Malinowski: myths  Structural - what is the structure - light/dark, day/night, male/female: structure of nature and society  Psychological approach - see the myth as symbols Collective Unconscious: Shared elements of the human unconscious mind that manifested in myths/dreams. Trends in Folklore:  Catastrophe  Monsters  Incest  Sibling Rivalry  Castration  Hero’s Journey The Archetypes:  Heroes: central figurines  Shadows: villains, enemies, and “bad guys”  Mentors: guiding principle  Heralds: brings call to adventure  Threshold guardians: stands in the way at the important points  Shape shifters: literally or metaphorically change  Tricksters: mischief makers  Allies: helps the hero throughout the changes they experience


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