Mythology Essay Topics

The impact of Slavic and Russian mythology

Not like Egyptian or Greek myths, there are no direct accounts for Slavic/Russian mythology. Regardless of several theories, it can’t be confirmed that the Slavs/Russians had any kind of literature previous to Christianization; consequently, every original religious belief and tradition were verbally passed down and forgotten through generations, over the centuries next to the advent… View Article

Narcissus and Echo: Focus on Oedipus in the Story

Echo and Narcissus is one of the tales penned by Roman poet Ovid in Metamorphoses. These 15 books of Metamorphoses, tells the creation and history of the ancient world. It still holds the honor of being the most popular work on Greek and Roman mythology. Echo and Narcissus, the tale of a nymph and hunter,… View Article

Hopi Indians

The name “Moqui,” or “Moki,” by which they have been popularly known, means ‘dead’ in their own language, but as a tribal name it is seemingly of alien origin and of undetermined signification Bandelier and Cushing believed the Hopi country, the later province of Tusayan, to be identical with the Totonteac of Fray Marcos de… View Article

The Iroquois myth

Throughout time there have been many myths about creation and the balance of good and evil in the world.  Examining an Iroquios, Penobscot, and Christian myth there are striking similarities. By taking a look at the beliefs behind these myths we are also taking a look at how people have viewed creation, the balance of… View Article

Theogony of Hesiod: The Nature of the Gods

The Greek gods that Hesiod describes in his Theogony are not incorporeal manifestations of powers in the universe unknown to man, but rather they are ideal bodies which personify scientific and natural phenomena, emotions, motivations, and concepts. When interacting with each other, or with human beings, they tend to characterize whatever concept they represent. They… View Article

The Myth of Prometheus in Plato’s Protagoras

In the Myth of Prometheus (in Plato’s Protagoras) is an origin story that tells the story of how the Gods created all living creature on earth. We meet the gods Epimetheus and Prometheus, each of whom is given a different task in the creation of living creations. Epimetheus was in charge of distributing all abilities… View Article

Topics For Mythology

Medusa, in Greek mythology, was a horrifying villain, the woman with serpents on her head instead of hair who with her deadly gaze can turn anyone into stone (Bulfinch,  She was also, however, a powerful seductress known to possess beauty beneath the horror in her character, with beguiling charm that leave victims dangerously entranced unaware… View Article

Orpheus and Eurydice

The Greek myth says: in creativity you will succeed, only if you will be given immense experience of depth (to the experience, admitting Greeks necessary for creation; to experience, in which story experiences his immensity) for the sake of him. As for me, Depth does not concede itself, appearing face to face; she is opened,… View Article

The Depiction of Pirates in Treasure Island

The first thing that must be made clear about Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is that it is a romance. And therefore the image of the pirate that it paints remains largely fictional, and many of the details will not seem to comply with scholarly evidence of what the typical pirate was like in its… View Article

Mythology the Past and Present

Nike is the winged goddess of victory according to Greek mythology. She sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympic pantheon, in Olympus. A mystical presence, symbolizing victorious encounters, Nike presided over history’s earliest battlefields. A Greek would say, “When we go to battle and win, we say it is Nike. ”… View Article

Vanity In Greek Mythology

While the 1st century rabbi Yeshua ben-Yosef advised his followers to love their neighbors as themselves, there have been those throughout history who have loved themselves to the exclusion of their neighbors (the names of several Hollywood celebrities past and present come to mind). The very word used to describe this unhealthy type of self-preoccupation… View Article

Trojan horse: Now And Then

The Trojan horse dates as far back as 1100 B.C., during which the Greeks were attacking the city of Troy to no avail. The Greeks left a giant horse outside the gates of the city and retreated. The Trojans didn’t know that Greek soldiers were hiding inside the hollow horse. But the Trojan horse of… View Article

Trojan War

The culminating event of the mythical history of Greece was the great war in which Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, and Menelaos, king of Sparta, led a great army against Troy, a rich and powerful city in the north-western corner of Asia Minor, and finally conquered it after besieging it for ten years. The conflict was… View Article

The myth of Tristan and Isolde

The myth of Tristan and Isolde begins with the childhood of Tristan, who was a child of a knight named Rivalen and a maiden named Blanchefleur, the sister of a King Mark. He was raised in secret by his foster father, due to an illegitimate conception, and the early death of both his parents –… View Article

Trickster Tale

In ancient India, there used too live a Bengal tiger in the jungle of Sundarban. He was the king of the jungle. He was very cruel and used to treat his animals harshly. Once he ordered that he would not go for hunting and assigned duties to animals to provide him large quantities of hunted… View Article

A Firebird’s Nest

Myths and cultural past of India has been a favourite choice of Salman Rushdie partly because he has a tenuous link with his land which gives tremendous leaps to his thoughts and fancy and partly because India asa major literary subject helps him win the favour of his western audience by catering to their devious… View Article

Zeus As Hero

One of the reasons why Zeus is a hero is because he defeats his mighty and powerful father Cronos along with the titans, and shares the glory with his many brothers and sisters. On my opinion I think a hero is someone that does something without thinking of themselves. Someone that is willing to take… View Article

Character analysis on Jocasta and Oedipus

In Oedipus the king, Sophocles begins the story line with the city of Thebes grieving. Oedipus true identity is starting to become question, when he is told by a blind prophet that he is what plaguing the city. His wife, Jocasta is immediately skeptical about the prophecy, and tells him a story about an oracle… View Article

Ancient Creation Myths

Creation myths of are often examined, but more often than not they are looked at individually. Much more can be learned if different myths are analyzed at the same time, recognizing similarities and differences as well as overlapping themes in these myths. We can learn about many aspects of a culture from their creation myths…. View Article

Landtaking Ritual: Norse Neo-Paganism

When an Asatruar (and other heathens of course) moves into a new place it is customary to perform some sort of land claiming/taking ritual. This is to establish the home as a place of worship and connection with the gods and local land wights. There are several ways to perform a landtaking ritual. The most… View Article

Egyptian Mythology

Mythology is a collection of stories believed to be true by any culture, where these stories are used to interpret and explain natural and supernatural phenomenon. Myths play a prominent role in religion. The abstract concept of god that is dealt with by religion is made concrete through the development of myths. Earliest mythologies concerned… View Article

Clash of the Titans (1981) Cultural Accuracy

The classic cinematic masterpiece “The Clash of the Titans” tells the tale of Perseus, one of the first great hero’s of ancient Greece. The film has excellent set and costume design with very accurate depictions of ancient Greek culture. From comparing the art and architecture featured in the film to the examples we learned about… View Article

Comparison of Adam and Enkidu

Ancient literature offers great insight into the beliefs and values of the earliest cultures. As illustrated in the biblical book of Genesis as well as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Ancient Mesopotamian society viewed women as alluring temptresses, who draw men away from the wild and into civilized life. The example of female temptation in… View Article

Hephaestus Made Up Story

“Where am I?” asked Hephaestus, confused and hurt. “Why you’re on Lemnos Island, you took quite a hit. I’m guessing you did something to make Zeus distraught, am I right?” said Thetis, a Nereid nymph. And suddenly Hephaestus remembered it all. Seeing his mother, Hera, all tied up and Zeus madder than ever. As he… View Article

Reaction Paper About the Movie Helen of Troy

Prince Hector and his young brother Paris negotiate peace between Troy and Sparta. Paris has fallen in love with Helen, the wife of king Menelaus, and smuggles her to Troy with him. Infuriated, Menelaus vows revenge. Menelaus approaches his brother Agamemnon, a king of Mycenae who has conquered every army of Greece, and now commands… View Article

Death of Hector Summary

Except for Hector, the Trojans are inside the walls of Troy. Apollo turns to Achilles to tell him he is wasting his time pursing a god since he can’t kill him. Achilles is angry, but turns around to return to Troy where Priam is the first to spot him. He tells Hector he will be… View Article

The Hero’s Journey: Avatar the Last Airbender

When the average person thinks of mythology, they are most likely to think about archaic stories about gods and heroes with fantastic powers and histories. While living in our technologically advanced time period, these myths that we learn about were once common teachings in ancient lands used to explain natural phenomenon and teach moral standards… View Article

Foundations of Mythology Short Answers

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? As stated on, myth is defined as a fictitious but well known story. The word myth is used in the studious context by acknowledging what… View Article

Hero Cycle- Batman Begins

Joseph Campbell detailed his theory of the monomyth in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The theory of the monomyth or Hero Cycle is that there is a way of telling a story that is hardwired into our brains and that across cultures myths will resemble each other due to this internal plot…. View Article