HUM/105 – World Mythology
Dr. Mark Vander Meer
1. How is the word myth used popularly? For example, what does the statement, “It’s a myth” mean? In contrast, how is the word myth used in the academic context? After considering the definition in your textbooks and course materials, write a definition in your own words.
Instinctively, the word myth brings to mind fantastical stories of good and evil and the inevitable triumph of good. Reading the recommended materials for this class however, has brought me to a new, yet not formed direction of thinking. Playing in the woods as a young boy with my two older sisters they would employ the boogey man scare, I would …show more content…
How would you defend mythology’s relevance in contemporary culture? Think about familial and cultural traditions. Also, consider how mythology is used in the arts and in advertising to typify human experience
I wouldn’t feel the need to defend relevance, I think any semi thinking person could and would find mythological references in an overwhelming number of different media outlets. Saturation is the term I would use, based only on my limited cultural experiences, to describe how mythology effects our contemporary world, one needs to just be observant with purpose. Marketing is such a clever business and if your not careful you might just identify with that Cadillac speeding down a winding road, blasting Led Zeppelin’s version of D’yer Maker, based on a mythological poem. My point is that the target audience of plus 50 males identified with the campaign and bought the cars and likely a new format of their Zeppelin collection. I think with more reading on mythology I could answer these questions comprehensively.
Foundations of Mythology Paper Grading Form Week One Content 60 Points | Points Earned XX/60 | Additional Comments: | All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. * Paper is 600- to 800 words in length total of all responses. * Student provided 150 to 200 words per response. | 53/60 | The paper did meet the required word count per each response in total. The content