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Mythology (GNHU 285 04) Week 1 Notes

by: Giannelly Rodriguez

Mythology (GNHU 285 04) Week 1 Notes GNHU 285-04

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Dr. Levy on Folktales, Legends, Myth, etc.
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Giannelly Rodriguez on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GNHU 285-04 at Montclair State University taught by Dr. Levy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 09/13/16
Folktales (Fairytales) Examples: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood Fable: The Hare and the Tortoise Fairytale: The Tree Little Pigs Renown writer of fables: Aesop These stories are translated by oral tradition. Oral tradition ­ learned things that were told to them by their elders Most stories start as:  “Once upon a time” ­ indicating no historic time Or “in a land far far away” ­ indicating no geographical location And “there was a girl/boy” ­ likely to feature a princess ex. Cinderella, bella, etc. To then end “happily ever after” Name descriptors: ­ Cinderella: “cinder girl”\ ­ Belle: “beauty” ­ Little Mermaid: mermaids are beautiful creatures ­ Prince Charming: “charming” Thus, most folklores are considered fantasies. Folklore is known for not describing the characteristics or specific background of a character “Tale­types” Example of a legend: “Johnny Appleseed” Legends are set in historical times ­ Extraordinary qualities ­ heroes/heroines ­ Great deeds ­ Central characters are real Johnny Appleseed ­ he walked everywhere spreading appleseeds along his way, going across  regions planting apple trees. Children admired him for this feat and he was given the name  Johnny Appleseed. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” Johnny did what he did for: Business To make apple cider Cider can also be made with bad apples. Cider is also used to make liquor. Another legend includes: The story of John Henry John Henry ­ steelworker who helped build railroads through tunnels by hand Once machines were brought forth to replace working men in building railroads, John Henry  challenged the machine to see who could build the railroad faster and better. Although John Henry won the challenge, it cost him his life. This version of the story of John Henry is the Caucasian version, as the African­American  version speaks about John Henry’s sex life Sisyphus ­ “when you push a rock up the hill for it to only fall back down again” Divine myth ­ gods, goddesses, animals, demigods, humans(ex. Troy) A world and a time removed from human beings. The symbolism of a pomegranate: ­ A sign of fertility, life ­ The fruit eaten by Adam and Eve ­ Juice that has a blood­like hue Thus, it has qualities both of both good and evil written about it. Greek and Roman mythology was their ‘religion’ back in their time. It was used to explain the world and why things happen, just like the Bible, Quran, etc. Why study mythology? ­ It is a form of literature ­ It has ties to historical events ­ Anthropological, folklaric


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