Difference Between Primitive Mythology And Classical Mythology

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Introduction
The difference between primitive mythology and classical mythology is that primitive leans towards the dark and gruesome, whereas classical mythology is move cultivated and not as scary and disturbing as primitive.
The Greeks, unlike the Egyptians, made their gods in the image of man. The gods of the egyptians did have some sort of human forms, but it was also half-casted with animals
The “miracle of greek mythology” was when the world became more enlightened and it was not so much of an indistinct place. That was also when human beings were enunciated, and started to notice why things were happening.
What the author was referring to when talking about the “dark spots” was God’s acting brutally and in an indecent manner by human sacrificing. Partly human creature were also referred to as “dark spots”.
The author defined mythology as mankind’s way of describing things that were happening around them. She also says it is doesn’t have to do anything with religion, however there are examples where religion seems to be a part of mythology.
Hamilton’s explanations of the differing views of the same Gods had to do with how there are different version of single stories from different authors and time, for example two writers, Homer and Hesiod, both recognized Zeus as the higher power and the chief of the gods, yet had different views on his character.

Chapter 1
A. Ovid- Known for telling most of the mythological stories. B. Homer- He wrote the Odyssey…
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