Essay about How Is the Word Myth Used Popularly

892 Words Feb 4th, 2014 4 Pages
Luis R. Vazquez Jr.
World Mythology
HUM/105

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.

Well, the word myth brings to my mind fantasy tale of good and evil and how good wins over evil. I was reading the material’s for the class but however it has brought me to a new form of thinking. For me it was like playing in the woods as a child with my older brother and younger sister they would say to me to the boogey scare, I would hurry and run home scared out my mind, crying to my mother to help me and she
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The truth we will never know maybe one day.

3. What is the relationship between belief, knowledge, mythology, and religion? Where do mythology and religion intersect? Where do they diverge? Think about the function of myth and religion in helping human beings cope with change, suffering, loss, and death.

The culture of mythology is originated as the means of documenting what the culture thinks to be real and have many facts about the beginning of the universe around them. For example, over time and documentation the word of religion took up other meaning for different cultures. When a brand new religion dominates over the previous religion the old book or documents become myths and legends so then beings regarded past recordings as false or fantasy but with no real historical value. That’s when the word myth comes in to play.

Then in that single sentences a myth is a belief that is often known as religious belief to most people and through time it has lost its credibility. On the other hand, we can also consider to be real and valid beliefs in any given culture. Like Christianity and Islam, just to name just two, are known as religion to the people. Because they are known to their people as the true version of the world. But both have different views on what is real and