Mythology Essay Examples

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