Myth sentence example
At last the myth stopped being repeated.
The name, however, is so obscured by myth and fable as scarcely to belong to history.
With this may be compared the festivals of Adonis and Osiris and the myth of Persephone.
This would leave no time for the growth of his myth.; and his myth was, as is evident from what we have already said and quoted, full-grown in the first half of the 14th century.
Hence the battle has been explained as the necklace myth in epic form.Advertisement
Whatever may have been the immediate genesis of the myth - and it may well be sought in the heartless forest laws - its vitality was assured by the English love of archery and historical repetition.
After this the main effort of his life was to realize visions of beauty suggested by classic myth and history.
Of the later stage, when the myth of Nero redivivus was fused with that of the Antichrist, we have attestation in xvii.
That Machiavelli invented it to express the irritation of his own domestic life is a myth without foundation.
This development of the Neronic myth belongs to the last years of the 1st century, and is decidedly against a Vespasianic date.Advertisement
Another still later myth, which occurs in the epic poems, makes Brahma be born from a lotus which grew out of the navel of the god Vishnu whilst floating on the primordial waters.
The mythic element is practically lacking in the French legends, but in Germany some part of the Odin myth was associated with Charles's name.
His waters were said to pass beneath the sea and rise again in the fountain Arethusa at Syracuse; such is the earlier version from which later mythologists and poets evolved the familiar myth of the loves of Alpheus and Arethusa.
It is an amalgamation of the myth tof Beowa, the slayer of the water-demon and the dragon, with the historical legend of Beowulf, nephew and successor of Hygelac (Chochilaicus), king of the Geatas, who was defeated and slain (c. 520) while ravaging the Frisian coast.
But Gunkel's explanation is an attempt to account for one ignotum per ignotius; for hitherto no trace of the myth of the sun-god's birth and persecution and the flight into the wilderness has been found in Babylonian mythology.Advertisement
Researches go to show that Baiame has his counterpart in other tribes, the myth varying greatly in detail.
Alpheus was recognized in cult and myth as the chief or typical river-god in the Peloponnesus, as was Achelous in northern Greece.
A being with horns and a forked tail is a myth.
The most popular myth is the story of Buddha inviting all of the animal kingdom to his Chinese New Year's celebration.
Long-gone is the myth that big, beautiful women need to wear dark colors.Advertisement
It's a myth that those with oily skin don't need moisturizer.
As the myth of the Harlungen is connected with Ermanaric, so another Dioscuri myth (of the Hartungen) is combined with the Ortnit-Wolfdietrich legend.
In this particular Bloody Mary myth, Mary will answer questions about the future when she is summoned to the mirror, particularly if the questions concern marriage or childbirth.
Universal Studios in Florida took advantage of the myth for their annual Halloween Horror Night events in 2008.
Historians are able to trace the superstition surrounding this date all the way back to a Norse myth where twelve gods have a dinner party in their heaven.Advertisement
Was this an isolated myth told only within Norse culture?
According to myth, they have the ability to change shape from human beings into anthropomorphic wolves whenever there is a full moon.
Urban legends, like ghost stories and reports of mysterious creatures, must be carefully examined and tested against historical and known facts to separate truth from myth, fact from fiction.
However, recent studies are working to dispel this myth, reminding fitness fans that your body begins to burn calories the moment your heart rate is sufficiently raised.
Many people want to believe that working out a certain area of the body will cause it to spot reduce, but as fitness experts have long maintained, spot reduction is a myth.Advertisement
Of course, there would be nothing funny about such a situation, but it's really just an urban myth.
A later addition to the cast is Methos (Peter Wingfield), the legendary Oldest Immortal whom most Immortals believe to be a myth.
It's hard to imagine how the story would have had to change to account for such a different type; one feature of the Frankenstein monster myth is his hulking size.
In ancient myth, fairies and elves are human-sized or slightly taller, and possess either long-life or immortality.
Dragons and other great worms are universal in mankind's mythology; every culture has some form of giant worm myth.Advertisement
In the West, the dragon of myth was often, but not always, winged, and fire-breathing.
Working mainly in acrylic, her fantasy art subjects are fairies, butterflies, mermaids, and other creatures of myth and nature.
Soon there wasn't a supernatural stone left unturned, as Dark Shadows became a compendium of every myth, legend and plot device.
From the resurrection of the 80's version of Battlestar Galactica to the 2008 re-visioning of the Oz myth in Tin Man, many first rate actors such as Edward James Olmos, Zooey Deschanel, and Alan Cumming have appeared in them.
Werewolves have intrigued us for many centuries; integrating the myth and legend into popular culture making werewolf fantasy art increasingly popular.Advertisement
Nearly every culture on the planet, in one form or another, has a myth about a man that can turn into a grisly beast - the Werewolf.
No matter what the evidence or the myth there are always those that believe.
The 13th tribe is a myth to some (Commander Adama) and a source of deep religious conviction to others (President Roslin).
The thing that's interesting is that these tales exist in countries that had no dealings with one another, which leads some to believe that fairies are not myth.
How long they live depends on which myth you choose to believe.Advertisement
While elves are considered creatures of folklore and myth today by most cultures, the Norse, and later Germanic cultures, believed that these creatures were more than just imagination.
While texts of Norse and Germanic texts mention them briefly, fictional stories elaborate a great deal more to the point where few people know where the myth ends and the fiction begins.
One of the amazing things about fantasy legend and myth is that many contemporary characters and concepts are derived from several different ancient ideas and histories, and such is the case with the Leo fairy.
The Algonkins, however, thought otherwise, and the myth itself suggests a theriomorphic earth-maker.
This chapter cannot be interpreted apart from the Neronic myth.Advertisement
Thus, at Delphi there was an image of Aphrodite 6rtrupt31a (" Aphrodite of the tomb "), to which the dead were summoned to receive libations; the epithets ru,u i 3capvxos (" grave-digger "), µvxia (" goddess of the depths "), peXacv%s (" the dark one "), the grave of Ariadne-Aphrodite at Amathus, and the myth of Adonis, point in the same direction.
Another phase in the myth of Dionysus originated in observing the decay of vegetation in winter, to suit which he was supposed to be slain and to join the deities of the lower world.
The Buddha has not escaped the fate which has befallen the founders of other religions; and as late as the year 1854 Professor Wilson of Oxford read a paper before the Royal Asiatic Society of London in which he maintained that the supposed life of Buddha was a myth, and "Buddha himself merely an imaginary being."
The ancient Calauria, with which Poros is identified, was given, according to the myth, by Apollo to Poseidon in exchange for Delos; and it became in historic times famous for a temple of the sea-god, which formed the centre of an amphictyony of seven maritime states' - Hermione, Epidaurus, Aegina, Athens, Prasiae, Nauplia, and Orchomenus.
He sought the courts of Tuscany and Naples and tried to enlist Frank sympathies, inventing (probably) the curious myth, so often credited since, that the Druses are of crusading origin and owe their name to the counts of Dreux.1 1 Sophisticated Druses still sometimes claim connexion with Rosicrucians, and a special relation to Scottish freemasons.
As well as myth, he uses wordplay to positive effect in some poems.
Many people who first hear about the Bigfoot legend often ask, "Is Bigfoot a myth?"
Modern movies make use of the myth of Bloody Mary in films like Candyman.
Keep in mind that many of the stories surrounding the most haunted homes are steeped in legend and myth.
The idea that platform shoes are solely synonymous with the disco era is a complete myth, though.
The myth goes that Psyche, or Psykhe, was once a beautiful, mortal princess who eventually married Eros, the god of love, after a series of despairing events.
The constellation and Zodiac both refer to the myth of Castor and Pollux, sons of the god Zeus.
To protect yourself, you first have to recognize and accept that the notion that you - or anyone - can get rich overnight from home without working is simply a myth.
Durant's own family denies this urban legend as pure myth.
This is the diet myth everyone wishes were true, but those who have successfully lost weight know you often have to give something up in order to get the results you want.
This is a myth that's perpetuated by the herbal and diet pill companies who want you to believe that, with the help of their products, you can eat whatever you want and lose weight with ease.
You can use any kind of diet and exercise plan you want (except for those crash diets, of course) but if you're following the plan of eating less and moving more consistently, you're sure to win your weight-loss battle, and that's no myth.
This can be attributed to the myth of spot reduction.
While specially-designed abdominal exercise will enhance muscle tone, one should not be seduced by the myth of spot reduction.
The spooky re-telling of their 'origin myth', lit by flickering firelight and re-enacted by rote by children who no longer understand what they are saying is a masterpiece.
A common myth of skin care for people of color is that a sun protectant is not needed.
See History of the Chapel Royal, Stirling (Grampian Club, 1882); Charters of Stirling (1884); John Jamieson, Bell the Cat (Stirling, 1902); The Battle of Stirling Bridge - the Kildean Myth (Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society, 1905).
Esther is a modification of Ishtar, the name of the Babylonian goddess of fertility and of the planet Venus, whose myth must have been partially known to the Israelites even in pre-exilic times,' and after the fall of the state must have acquired a still stronger hold on Jewish exiles.
A general knowledge of the myth of Marduk among the Israelites cannot indeed be proved.
Few countries are richer than Servia in myth and folklore.
An aetiological myth is one which is regarded as having been invented ex post facto to explain some fact, name or coincidence, the true account or origin of which has been forgotten.
But the Zeus whose grave was shown in Crete, or the Zeus who played Demeter an obscene trick by the aid of a ram, or the Zeus who, in the shape of a swan, became the father of Castor and Pollux, or the Zeus who was merely a rough stone, or the Zeus who deceived Hera by means of a feigned marriage with an inanimate object, or the Zeus who was afraid of Attes, is a being whose myth is felt to be unnatural and in great need of explanation.
Closely as religion and myth are intertwined, it is necessary to hold them apart for the purposes of this discussion.
The Egyptians invented an explanation - itself a myth - that in some moment of danger the gods concealed themselves from their foes in the shapes of animals.'
Heraclitus, too, disposed of the myth of the bondage of Hera as allegorical philosophy.
When a phenomenon presents itself the savage requires an explanation, and that explanation he makes for himself, or receives from tradition, in the shape of a myth.
Another fertile source of myth is magic, especially the magic designed to produce fertility, vegetable and animal.
The relation is that of Apollo to Zeus in Greek myth.
His departure is sometimes connected with the myth of the deluge.
In his youth he shot a supernatural crane, and can always fly about in its feathers, like Odin and Loki in Scandinavian myth.
Tylor to be a myth of the sun, but the sun could hardly give the sun a drubbing.
This has been called a myth of sunset, but the sun does what Maui failed to do, he passes through the body of Night unharmed.
Or we may take the opposite view, and regard the story of Osiris and his war with Seth (who shut him up in a box and mutilated him) as a dualistic myth, originally on the level of the battle betweenaGaunab andTsui-Goab, or between Tagar and Suqe.
His myth, to be afterwards narrated, is found pictorially represented in a tomb and in the late temple of Philae, is frequently alluded to in the litanies of the dead about 1400 B.C., is indicated with reverent awe by Herodotus, and after the Christian era is described at full length by Plutarch.
Whether the same myth was current in the far more distant days of Mycerinus, it is, of course, impossible to say with dogmatic certainty.
Herodotus constantly alludes to the most famous Egyptian myth,that of Osiris, and he recognizes the analogies between the Osirian myth and mysteries and those of Dionysus.
The phallus alone she did not find, but she consecrated a model thereof; hence (says the myth) came the phallus-worship of Egypt.
But we apply no such explanation to similar savage legends, and our theory is that the Osirian myth is only one of these retained to the time of Plutarch by the religious conservatism of a__race which, to the time of Plutarch, preserved in full vigour most of the practices of totemism.
That the Osirian myth (much as it was elaborated and allegorized) originated in the same sort of fancy as the Tacullie story of the dismembered beaver out of whose body things were made is a conclusion not devoid of plausibility.
This is perhaps an early " dualistic " myth.
Sometimes a myth probably older than the Vedas, and maintained in popular tradition, is reported in the Brahmanas.
Indra is also referred to as a ram in the Veda, and in one myth this ram could fly, like the Greek ram of the fleece of gold.
The civilized mind soon wearies of this stuff, and perhaps enough has been said to prove that, in the traditions of Vedic devotees, Indra was not a god without an irrational element in his myth.
Zeus or Hera throws Hephaestus or Ate out of heaven, as in the Iroquois myth of the tossing from heaven of Ataentsic. There is, as usual, no agreement as to the etymology of the name of Hephaestus.
Among the other gods Dionysus is but slightly alluded to in Homer as the son of Zeus and Semele, as the object of persecution, and as connected with the myth of Ariadne.
But we cannot explain each detail in the legends as a myth of this or that natural phenomenon or process as understood by ourselves.
He became anthropomorphic, and his myth was handled by local priests, by family bards, by national poets, by early philosophers.
The Scandinavian cosmogonic myth (with its parallels among races savage and civilized) is given elsewhere.
Having thus got a Cronus, the Greeks - and " the misunderstanding could have happened in Greece only " - needed a myth of Cronus.
Odin's wife was Frigg; their sons were Thor (the thunder-god) and Balder, whose myth is well known in English poetry.
Elsewhere in the myth Cagn made or manufactured things by his skill.
In the Iroquois myth (Lafitau, Mc urs des sauvages, 1724), a heavenly woman was tossed out of heaven, and fell on a turtle, which developed into the world.
Myth comes in when the Maoris represent Rangi and Papa, Heaven and Earth, as two vast beings, male and female, united in a secular embrace, and finally severed by their children, among whom Tane Mahuta takes the part of Cronus in the Greek myth.
Not satisfied with this myth, the Aryans of India accounted for the origin of species in the following barbaric style.
The myth of the cosmic egg from which all things were produced is also current in the Brahmanas.
In the Puranas we find the legend of many successive creations and destructions of the world a myth of world-wide distribution.
As a rule, destruction by a deluge is the most favourite myth, but destructions by fire and wind and by the wrath of a god are common in Australian, Peruvian and Egyptian tradition.
The tortoise from which all things sprang, in a myth of the Satapatha-Brahmana, reminds us of the Iroquois turtle.
The Scandinavian cosmogonic myth starts from the abyss, Ginnungagap, a chaos of ice, from which, as it thawed, was produced the giant Ymir.
However the distribution of this singular myth may be explained, its origin can scarcely be sought in the imagination of races higher in culture than the Tinneh and Tacullies, among whom dogs and beavers are the theriomorphic form of Purusha or Ymir.
In the Greek myth (Hesiod, Works and Days, 90), men lived without " ill diseases that give death to men " till the cover was lifted from the forbidden box of Pandora.
We have seen the example of Greek mythic illustrations of " Jungstenrecht," or supremacy of the youngest, in the Hesiodic myth of Zeus, the youngest child of Cronus.
In Greek heroic myth Jason thus wins Medea, and (in the race) Milanion wins Atalanta.
Myth and legend, fact and fiction, the common stock of oral tradition, have been handed down, and thus constitute one of the most valuable sources for popular Hebrew thought.
Zimmern and P. Jensen, compares the dragon of the Apocalypse with the Babylonian Tiamat, thinks that some myth is referred to, and finds the µay€Scov of ApµayEbwv in the divine name `YEVEAAcya5wv, a Babylonian god of the underworld.
The legendary kings are but faint echoes of the kings of Biainas; the story of Semiramis and Ara is but another form of the myth of Venus and Adonis; and tradition has clothed Tigranes, the reputed friend of Cyrus, with the transient glory of the opponent of Lucullus.
Much Egyptian magic turns on the healing or protection of Horus by Isis, and it is chiefly from magical texts that the myth of Isis and Osiris as given by Plutarch can be illustrated.
The Isiac mysteries were a representation of the chief events in the myth of Isis and Osiris - the murder of Osiris, the lamentations of Isis and her wanderings, followed by the triumph of Horus over Seth and the resurrection of the slain god - accompanied by music and an exposition of the inner meaning of the spectacle.
At one time it was held that the constellation names and myths were of Greek origin; this view has now been disproved, and an examination of the Hellenic myths associated with the stars and star-groups in the light of the records revealed by the decipherment of Euphratean cuneiforms leads to the conclusion that in many, if not all, cases the Greek myth has a Euphratean parallel, and so renders it probable that the Greek constellation system and the cognate legends are primarily of Semitic or even pre-Semitic origin.
The native tribes adapt the myth to explain the different modes of life among themselves and white men.
Probably the hollow fennel stalk in which fire was carried got its place in myth from the very fact of its common use.
A bird is fire-bringer in an Andaman island tale, and a ghost in another myth of the same island.'
On the other hand, the myth often exists to explain the cause of the markings of certain actual species of birds.
Again, because a hero is said to have stolen or brought fire, we need not regard that hero as the personification of fire, and explain all his myth as a fire-myth.
This tendency to evolve the whole myth of Prometheus from a belief that he is personified fire, or the fire-god, has been intensified by Kuhn's ingenious and plausible etymology of the name l po n 0EUs.
Thus then, according to the philologists, arose the myth that fire was stolen, a myth which, we presume, would not otherwise have occurred to Greeks.
But we may, at least, point out that the myth of the stealing of fire and of the fire-stealer is current among races who are not Aryan, and never heard the word pramantha.
What, then, is the origin of the widely-diffused myth that fire was stolen?
This hypothesis at least explains all myths of fire-stealing by the natural needs, passions, and characters of men, "a jealous race," whereas the philological theory explains the Greek myth by an exceptional accident of changing language, and leaves the other widely diffused myths of fire-stealing in the dark.
On the other, the IAEA's mandate promotes the dangerous myth of peaceful nuclear power.
The same is true of attempts to identify the big bang of modern cosmology with the myth of Genesis.
Topics include how the myth is linked to many wider themes, including artistic creativity.
At the back of my critique of the myth of modernist method is of course a critique of the notion of postmodernity itself.
Some 23 per cent of children still believe the old myth that crusts make hair curly.
For centuries we have blindly submitted to the Myth of Indianism and suffered damnation.
In fact, Kennedy inadvertently outing himself a jelly donut is an urban myth.
It's the symbolic representation of a myth, a graphic depiction of something utterly abstract yet elemental.
The idea that the Renaissance witnessed the emergence of the modern individual remains a powerful myth.
This has all the credentials of a ' folk etymology ' myth.
Myth one - Compulsion would be more expensive than voluntarism and would cost the exchequer lost revenue or cost jobs.
However, testing the theory using an air filter enclosed in a vented housing should dispel the myth.
This got reported as " paternity fraud is an urban myth ", which is silly.
Such a statement would provoke derisive guffaws from enthusiasts wedded to the myth of England's glorious past.
However, for students approaching this point these final stages are shrouded in mystery, anecdotal hearsay and, sometimes, myth.
There is a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes because the hookah smoke is filtered through water before it is inhaled.
In a similar myth, the Egyptians credited Thoth, whose symbol was the white ibis, with the invention of writing.
Despite popular myth these pigments do not leach out of the birds ' plumage in heavy rain!
Contrary to oft quoted myth Jim Henson was not left-handed.
Now this mere tactical maneuver of Korean War intelligence office politics has been elevated to a major myth of UFOlogy.
Central to the construction of the myth of new militarist " warfare " is the demonisation of the enemy leader.
Yet it still suited Chinese notions of self-esteem to perpetuate the myth of their own supremacy, and to picture barbarians as hairy monsters.
It's time we debunked the myth that buyers won't accept sellers ' surveys.
We have exploded the myth that ASU policies should cover income loss for no more than 12 months, " York said.
Some so-called authorities on Spam peddle a myth that most spam comes from remote countries and that none comes from the USA.
Third, the link is sustained by propagating a myth.
He invests the language of the brief chapters of Arthurian myth with a sense of otherness.
With GMOs, as with the ancient myth, there is still hope.
A part of the Indian creation myth says the Gods created an ocean of milk from which all living forms emerged.
Today, many hundreds of millions of people are thoroughly familiar with all the minutiae of the vampire myth.
Tynan was much mythologized during his lifetime, and Richard Nelson and Colin Chambers's script at once maintains the myth and humanizes the man.
Than your opponent be doing something the cuckoo's nest a parents ' myth.
Myths are deadly serious Modern mythologists use the term ' myth ' without any pejorative overtones.
Or have the Germans still got enough physique to be able to stonewall them from behind the gigantic teutonic myth?
The myth of religious pluralism What do these figures tell us about Britain?
This was the era in which the myth of Sherlock Holmes proved immensely powerful.
We need to start getting rid of the myth that the obese patient is sitting at home, watching football and eating pretzels.
But the idea that she shared the wartime privations of ordinary people is a complete myth.
In addition, Dying to Learn, exposes the myth that access to condoms increases promiscuity among young people.
The whole concept of racial purity is a complete myth.
I have recently filmed Daisy the duck for Salford University disproving the urban myth that a Ducks quack doesn't echo.
We review the Jesus Myth web sites as well as those who have taken the trouble to provide a rebuttal.
Up to now, films have provided the last redoubt of the myth of clean wars.
Often she accomplishes this by weaving the themes of a particular myth into the fabric of a purification ritual.
As Geoffrey was a key figure in the myth making process his text has been studied by many eminent scholars.
The Guardian published a rather self-righteous piece entitled " The myth of middle-class inflation.
That original short story is the Urban Myth from which she sprang.
Sophia perennis may be witnessed in his orientation toward ancient Greek myth.
The Romantic period saw Scottish identity subsumed within a myth of the Highlands.
Throughout the remainder of this chapter there is an unfortunate tendency to treat myth as history.
As tedious as a nagging toothache, the myth is endlessly repeated.
The rest of us could rely on nothing but whispered rumor, adding to an already towering myth.
Infamous magicians, in both myth and history, have had a trickster or clown side to their character.
His latest novel is The Myth Hunters, part one of a dark fantasy trilogy for Bantam Books entitled The Veil.
Messianic zeal, nationalism and myth came together to justify the savagery of the colonial shock troops let loose in the country.
The wife's desire to know her husband's origin is a parallel of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, and bore in medieval times a similar mystical interpretation.
The 2,400,000 surplus announced by Seismit Doda proved to be a myth.
Thus, for example, in the myth of the ancient Parsees, the gods Ormuzd and Ahriman are said to evolve themselves out of a primordial matter.
Those who were initiated into the mysteries of Eleusis found a deep meaning in the myth, which was held to teach the principle of a future life, founded on the return of Persephone to the upper world, or rather on the process of nature by which seed sown in the ground must first die and rot before it can yield new life (see Mystery).
One of the worst forms taken by this ill-will was the oft-revived myth of ritual murder, and later on when the Black Death devastated Europe (1348-1349) the Jews were the victims of an odious charge of well-poisoning.
Outside the domain of myth, the earliest connexion of the Greeks with that part of the world would appear to have been through the maritime colonies, such as Dioscurias, which the Milesians founded on the Black Sea coast in the 7th century B.C. For more than two thousand years the most powerful state in Caucasia was that of Georgia, the authentic history of which begins with its submission to Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. The southern portion of Transcaucasia fell during the ist century B.C. under the sway of Armenia, and with that country passed under the dominion of Rome, and so eventually of the Eastern empire.
This myth is the origin of the English word "tantalize," and also of the common name "tantalus" for a set of spirit decanters kept under lock and key.
At last, with the change of times, the myth ceased growing.
In so far we have embodied in the first part of the epic dim recollections of actual events, but we soon leave the solid ground of fact and find ourselves soaring to the heights of genuine myth.
According to Darmesteter, the Zarathustra of the Avesta is a mere myth, a divinity invested with human attributes, an incarnation of the storm-god, who with his divine word, the thunder, comes and smites the demons.
The Maori story, told by Grey and others, of the rending apart of Rangi (= Langi, heaven) 5 See Schoolcraft, Myth of Hiawatha (1856), pp. 35-39; and cf.
Another myth has it to be Olenus, a son of Hephaestus, and father of Aega and Helice, two nymphs who nursed Zeus.
He was thus a "familiar spirit," akin to the "daemon" of Socrates; and if he was also half the devil of theology, half the kobold of old German myth, this was only because such "objectivations" are apt to clothe themselves in forms borrowed from the common stock of ideas current at the time when the seer lives; and Faust lived in an age obsessed with the fear of the devil, and by no means sceptical of the existence of kobolds.
Some regard the legend as a chthonian myth, Aea (Colchis) being the under-world in the Aeolic religious system from which Jason liberates himself and his betrothed; others, in view of certain resemblances between the story of Jason and that of Cadmus (the ploughing of the field, the sowing of the dragon's teeth, the fight with the Sparti, who are finally set fighting with one another by a stone hurled into their midst), associate both with Demeter the corn-goddess, and refer certain episodes to practices in use at country festivals, e.g.
The Babylonian dragon myth (see Cosmogony) is often alluded to in the Old Testament, e.g.
There is, almost undoubtedly, a touch of the Christian dawn on the figure and myth of the pure and beloved and ill-fated god Balder, and his descent into hell.
Of these formulae '(chosen because illustrated by Greek heroic legends) - (I) is a sanction of barbarous nuptial etiquette; (2) is an obvious ordinary incident; (3) is moral, and both (3) and (1) may pair off with all the myths of the origin of death from the infringement of a taboo or sacred command; (4) would naturally occur wherever, as on the West Coast of Africa, human victims have been offered to sharks or other beasts; (5) the story of flight from a horrible crime, occurs in some stellar myths, and is an easy and natural invention; (6) flight from wizard father or husband, is found in Bushman and Namaqua myth, where the husband is an elephant; (7) success of youngest brother, may have been an explanation and sanction of " tungsten-recht " - Maui in New Zealand is an example, and Herodotus found the story among the Scythians; (8) the bride given to successful adventurer, is consonant with heroic manners as late as Homer; (9) is no less consonant with the belief that beasts have human sentiments and supernatural powers; (to) the " strong man," is found among Eskimo and Zulus, and was an obvious invention when strength was the most admired of qualities; (II) the baffled ogre, is found among Basques and Irish, and turns on a form of punning which inspires an " ananzi " story in West Africa; (12) descent into Hades, is the natural result of the savage conception of Hades, and the tale is told of actual living people in the Solomon Islands and in New Caledonia; Eskimo Angekoks can and do descend into Hades - it is the prerogative of the necromantic magician; (13) " the false bride," found among the Zulus, does not permit of such easy explanation - naturally, in Zululand, the false bride is an animal; (14) the bride accused of bearing be 1st-children, has already been disposed of; the belief is inevitable where no distinction worth mentioning is taken between men and animals.
Long, in particular, followed the Platte and South Platte across the state in 1819, and his despairing account of the semi-arid buffalo plains - whence arose the myth of the Great American Desert - finely contrasts with the later history and latter-day optimism of dry-farming and irrigation.
A good example is the "Swan-maiden" myth connected with the house of Bouillon (see Lohengrin).
Finally Dr. Finch punctures the myth that identity theft is all about money.
I have recently filmed Daisy the Duck for Salford University disproving the urban myth that a Ducks Quack does n't echo.
Myth comes out of the deepest recesses of the human psyche, which is why these old stories remain so powerful.
The Satan myth of the Christian religion is the obscene monster of the cult of ancient Babylon.
Some liberal Christians do not accept a literal bodily resurrection,  seeing the story as richly symbolic and spiritually nourishing myth.
The Guardian published a rather self-righteous piece entitled The myth of middle-class inflation.
These changes help shatter the myth that legal jargon cannot be replaced with plain English without sacrificing legal meaning.
And we must beware of myths - especially the myth that drug relief invariably means a shortening of life.
Smart clothes are not a necessity; in fact they are more of a myth.
Further evidence of Judah 's use of the concept of sophia perennis may be witnessed in his orientation toward ancient Greek myth.
So much of the basis of sword and sorcery fantasy is based on myth and folklore.
A cursory glance at the plot does little to dispel the myth that this is a sordid gothic tale of horror.
Boscastle and Tintagel, to the south are steeped in myth and magic and provide an interesting day out.
Another myth to be dispelled is that a tarantula bite is deadly poisonous.
The assembly of El is a motif which appears often in Ugaritic myth.
The straight line from start-up to sustainable success is largely a myth (though of course there are exceptions to this rule).
It's actually a myth that fish are standard fare for cats.
The idea that cats are not afraid of heights is another cat myth.
It's a myth that goldenseal hides the use of narcotics.
Sometimes these properties were ascribed more to folklore and myth than reality.
One big myth is that a hypnotist can make you do anything by putting you "under".
Many people argue this is an urban myth, as if that were the case, no females would succeed.
First of all, let's debunk one myth up front.
A Philippine legend that credits the birth of humanity to the bamboo stem -- a creation myth in which a man and woman came from the stem and began the world's progeny.
An ancient Vietnamese myth recounts the happy marital union a farmer and a landlord's daughter with the help of an ancient god and a one-hundred section bamboo tree.
During his 2011 tour, Sheen reportedly debunked the urban myth of his shooting Kelly Preston.
However, that myth is shattered once you take part in a Christian cruise vacation.
It is a myth that high dollar dogs do not wind up in rescues.
Conceptually, the difference relies on the myth of an unmediated original bodily state-as though there were in the first place some raw "nature" untouched by culture.
There are those who say that the Duke of Windsor invented the double Windsor tie knot, and those who say this is a complete myth, that it was only named after his distinctive knot.
Famous plus size fashion models like Crystal Renn and Velvet d'Amour have successfully busted the myth that one has to be twig-thin to look gorgeous in clothes.
The myth that older adults are not interested in sex or able to have satisfying sex has been proven false, with both men and women reporting active and pleasurable sex into their 80s.
One common myth is that darker colored lenses offer greater UV defense.
This dispelled the myth that video games were only the territory of couch potatoes, proving that a home gaming console can also get people into shape!
Currently, Myth has sold over 350,000 copies and is still being played by the thousands.
Take Two kept the Oni rights and Myth and Bungie left Chicago for good to set up shop in Redmond, Washington.
This dispels the myth that Pinot Noir wines in California are all light and fruity.
Learn about some of the most popular Greek and Roman myths with Custom and Myth.
HypnoBirthing explores the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to a normal birthing.
The notion that caffeine helps people sober up after drinking too much alcohol is a myth.
One enduring myth is that female masturbation can lead to decreased sensitivity of the clitoris resulting in a decrease in the frequency and intensity of female orgasm.
Contrary to popular myth, masturbation does not make the palms hairy or cause blindness or genital shrinkage.
It is possible that, like many Christian stories, this is a re-telling of an older Sumerian myth regarding the goddess Ishtar.
In a myth regarding her visit to the underworld, she has to pass through seven gates, giving up something at each gate.
Whether myth or history, the dance has provided many creative people with inspiration.
According to the myth, the Pi Xiu loves the scent of gold and silver and would find these precious metals and bring them to his master.
This myth of the Double Happiness evolved during the Tang Dynasty when a student was journeying through the kingdom.
Another myth popular in the Chinese culture is that of the tortoise (turtle) that lives for 3,000 years.
A common myth is that only people with very dark skin have problems with laser hair removal, but as we can see, that really is not the case.
Images of Ireland that many Irish find hugely offensive, such as leprechauns, have propagated the myth that all the Irish have red hair, even though very few do or ever have.
The myth of Irish red hair has also been helped a lot by popular fiction, especially Hollywood.
Another prevailing myth was that anyone with red hair had a fiery character to match their hair color.
This myth suited the British, because they were constantly working to subjugate the Irish and whipping up sentiment against them helped keep the population anxious to see the Irish "tamed.
Paired with the myth that blondes have more fun, it's no wonder this coveted shade has undeniable appeal.
Despite popular myth, turning forty doesn't mean you have to lose your youthful hairstyle or fashion preferences.
A common homeschooling myth is that children will miss out on opportunities to develop valuable social skills if they do not attend public school.
A Goddess one-piece swimsuit dispels the myth that maillots are boring!
These women do a great job of dispelling the "I'm a young airhead" myth that seems to surround cheerleading.
More importantly, the myth that these tie-dependant swimsuits are always coming undone is, indeed, inaccurate.
There seems to be a myth out there that pregnant swimwear can't be fashionable.
There is a common myth that hair loss is passed down to men from the maternal side and to women from the paternal side; however, it is just one theory of hair genetics.
While the FDA and the FTC have cracked down on spurious claims about coral calcium, the myth continues to prevail that it is a better source of calcium than the closely related calcium carbonate.
Below are some common myth debunkers that should help you realize that when it comes to why you should give blood, these arguments aren't as valid as you may think.
Although these theories are purely myth, Christians and other religious groups have been perpetrating them for years.
These women (and men) feed into the myth of dating which I call the Dating Scarcity Model.
With this myth, women or men believe there are limited amounts of available singles in their age range, with a limited amount of places in which to meet these singles.
Do not pay attention to the old myth that a man must spend three month's salary on an engagement ring, which was an idea based on a successful jewelry ad campaign.
The idea that the engagement ring cost should be the equivalent of two months' salary is a myth frequently perpetuated by unscrupulous diamond dealers and jewelers.
The scorpion is the symbol for Scorpio, and that wicked stinger tail is no myth.
The difficulty with labeling the phenomenon of Bigfoot sightings as a cultural myth is that even ancient tribes handed down tales through the generations detailing their own sightings of legendary creatures.
Whether you believe Bigfoot is a myth or an undiscovered species lurking in the forests of North America, Sasquatch or Bigfoot remains alive and well in the public imagination and in the investigative activities of many groups.
The Bloody Mary myth is popular throughout Western folklore and found in many modern urban legends.
An urban legend (or myth) is an apocryphal story that is spread by the retelling from one person to another person.
An article on Science Text busts this myth.
She was at first a benevolent spirit, the counterpart of Hulda in North German myth.
Many traces of myth, legend and " primitive " thought survive in the Old Testament, and on the most cautious estimate they presuppose a vitality which is not a little astonishing.
Thus the story of the legists shrinks down to the regular myth of the primitive legislator, used to give an air of respectability to law-books, which really record an unwritten custom.
Neither does he refer in any way to the famous cave in which, according to the Ignatian myth, the Spiritual Exercises were written.
The legend related by Herodotus and Strabo, which ascribed the origin of the Pamphylians to a colony led into their country by Amphilochus and Calchas after the Trojan War, is merely a characteristic myth.
It is now, however, admitted that, whatever influence the one may have from time to time exercised on the other, Teutonic myth and Teutonic heroic legend were developed on independent lines.
Here, being already pregnant, she gave birth to a daughter, who in turn bore the twins Joskeha and Tawiscara (myth of hostile brothers).
Orestes sought his sister, and almost fell a victim to the Tauric custom of sacrificing to the maiden shipwrecked strangers, a real custom which was the ground of the whole myth.
There is perpetual action and reaction between picture and myth; and a legislator desiring to purify and raise his countrymen's religion must devote no less attention to their plastic art than to their hymnology.
He was probably the first to attempt a serious prose history and to employ critical method to distinguish myth from historical fact, though he accepts Homer and the other poets as trustworthy authority.
At the base of this account lies the Babylonian myth' of the birth of the sun-god Marduk, his escape from the dragon who knows him to be his destined destroyer, and the persecution of Marduk's mother by the dragon.
There are obvious points of similarity, possibly of derivation, between the details in our text and the above myths, but the subject cannot be further pursued here, save that we remark that in the sun myth the dragon tries to kill the mother before the child's birth, whereas in our text it is after his birth, and that neither in the Egyptian nor in the Greek myth is there any mention of the flight into the wilderness.
He holds that i-7, 9-1 I, 5-18, belong to an original source, which was written in the reign of Vespasian and represents the earlier stage of the Neronic myth.
We find at least two stages of the Neronic and Antichrist myth in the Apocalypse.
As soon as the hope of the living Nero could no longer be entertained, the way was prepared for this transformation of the myth.
This Plato expressed in the myth of the Sun, but the garment of mythology in which Plato clothed his idealism, beautiful as it is in itself and full of suggestion, covered an essential weakness.
The third and twelfth labours may be solar, the horned hind representing the moon, and the carrying of Cerberus to the upper world an eclipse, while the last episode of the hero's tragedy is possibly a complete solar myth developed at Trachis.
The Old-Dorian Hercules is represented in three cycles of myth, the Argive, the Boeotian and the Thessalian; the legends of Arcadia, Aetolia, Lydia, &c., and Italy are either local or symbolical and comparatively late.
Just as the Gathas (the ancient Zoroastrian hymns) omit Gaokerena, and the Hebrew prophets on the whole avoid mythological phrases, so this old Hebrew thinker prunes the primitive exuberance of the traditional myth.
But certainly the myth does help us to imagine a story in which, for some sin against the gods, some favoured hero was hurled down from the divine abode, and such a story may some day be discovered.
The student may naturally ask, Whence did the Israelites (a comparatively young people) obtain the original myth ?
The Homeric epithet 'ApyEtybO rqs, which the Greeks interpreted as "the slayer of Argus," inventing a myth to account for Argus, is explained as originally an epithet of the wind (apyEO-Tris), which clears away the mists (apyos, q5aivco).
From one point of view they shadow out the great epic of the destinies of the human race; again, the universal solar myth claims a share in them; hoary traditions were brought into ex post facto connexion with them; or they served to commemorate simple meteorological and astronomical facts.
He translated the Cid of Corneille, and wrote a poem on the subject of Psyche, based upon the well-known Greek myth.
These, which are described in separate articles, helped to maintain the tradition of an earthly paradise which had become associated with the myth of Atlantis; and all except Avalon were marked in maps of the 14th and 15th centuries, and formed the object of voyages of discovery, in one case (St Brendan's island) until the 18th century.
After the Renaissance, with its renewal of interest in Platonic studies, numerous attempts were made to rationalize the myth of Atlantis.
Similarly, the last book of the Pistis-Sophia contains the myth of the capture of the rebellious archontes, whose leaders here appear as five in number (Schmidt, Koptisch-gnostische Schriften, p. 234 seq.).
But the connexion is clear, and hence it also explained the curious Gnostic myth mentioned above, namely that the i carnip (the light-maiden) by appearing to the archontes (cipxovrES), the lower powers of this world, inflames them to sexual lusts, in order to take from them that share of light which they have stolen from the upper world.
And when the pagan legend of the Syrian Astarte tells how she lived for ten years in Tyre as a prostitute, this directly recalls the Gnostic myth of how Simon found Helena in a brothel in Tyre (Epiphanius, Ancoratus, c. 104).
From the same group of myths must be derived the idea of the goddess who descends to the under-world, and is there taken prisoner against her will by the lower powers; the direct prototype of this myth is to be found, e.g.
Even the Persian myth is entirely obscure, and has hitherto defied interpretation.
It is certainly true that in some way an essential part in the formation of the myth has been played by the sun-god, who daily descends into darkness, to rise from it again victoriously.
A parallel myth to that of the Primal Man are the accounts to be found in most of the Gnostic systems of the creation of the first man.
Clearly then the question which the myth of the Primal Man is intended to answer in relation to the whole universe is answered in relation to the nature of man by this account of the coming into being of the first man, which may, moreover, have been influenced by the account in the Old Testament.
In fact salvation, as conceived in Gnosticism, is always a myth, a history of bygone events, an allegory or figure, but not an historical event.
To this myth the idea of salvation through the earthly Christ can only be attached with difficulty.
Various esoterical explanations were given of the myth, and the name not found as a king was recognized as that of the tomb of Osiris.
The name Busiris in this legend may have been caught up merely at random by the early Greeks, or they may have vaguely connected their legend with the Egyptian myth of the slaying of Osiris (as king of Egypt) by his mighty brother Seth, who was in certain aspects a patron of foreigners.
This is supported by the myth of his fall from heaven, and by the fact that, according to the Homeric tradition, his father was Zeus, the heaven-god.
But into the figure of Arthur as we know him, other elements have entered; he is not merely an historic personality, but at the same time a survival of pre-historic myth, a hero of romance, and a fairy king; and all these threads are woven together in one fascinating but bewildering web.
According to the most widely spread myth, Briareus and his brothers were called by Zeus to his assistance when the Titans were making war upon Olympus.
In the north, indeed, the name Grimhildr continued to have a purely mythical character and to be applied only to daemonic beings; but in Germany, the original home of the Nibelungen myth, it certainly lost all trace of this significance, and in the Nibelungenlied Kriemhild is no more than a beautiful princess, the daughter of King Dancrat and Queen Uote, and sister of the Burgundian kings Gunther, Giselher and Gernot, the masters of the Nibelungen hoard.
It has been suggested (Symons, Heldensage, p. 55) that when the legend of the overthrow of the Burgundians, which took place in 437, became attached to that of the death of Attila (453), Hild, the supposed sister of the Burgundian kings, was identified with the daemonic Grimhild, the sister of the mythical Nibelung brothers, and thus helped the process by which the Nibelung myth became fused with the historical story of the fall of the Burgundian kingdom.
In the original myth the Harlungs, who are not to be confused with the Hartung brothers, were sent to bring home Surya, the bride of the sky-god, Irmintiu.
No doubt the Phoenicians had their legends and myths to account for the origin of man and the universe; to some extent these would Myth R e!,, o logy have resembled the ideas embodied in the book of and Genesis.
The Greek myth (Hesiod, Works and Days, 90) alleged that mortals lived "without ill diseases that give death to men" till the cover was lifted from the box of Pandora.
Four different sources have been suggested; the classical myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts for the golden fleece, the scriptural story of Gideon, the staple trade of Flanders in wool, and the fleece of golden hair of Marie de Rambrugge, the duke's mistress.
It has even been suggested that this gave rise to the myth of the blood accusation in which Jews are alleged to sacrifice a Christian child at Passover; but this is unlikely, since it has never been suggested that this crime was committed in connexion with Purim.
But although the personality of Odysseus may have had its origin in some primitive religious myth, chief interest attaches to him as the typical representative of the old sailor-race whose adventurous voyages educated and moulded the Hellenic race.
The pamphlet is supposed to have been written by Chrysostomus Dudulaeus of Westphalia and printed by one Christoff Crutzer, but as no such author or printer is known at this time - the latter name indeed refers directly to the legend - it has been conjectured that the whole story is a myth invented to support the Protestant contention of a continuous witness to the truth of Holy Writ in the person of this "eternal" Jew; he was to form, in his way, a counterpart to the apostolic tradition of the Catholic Church.
It is difficult to tell in any one of these cases how far the story is an entire fiction and how far some ingenious impostor took advantage of the existence of the myth.
Here the agricultural character of her ritual is well marked; the first oxen used in ploughing were, according to an Argive myth, dedicated to her as E v cSia; and the sprouting ears of corn were called "the flowers of Hera."
The more ancient account survived, however, he myth that Osiris, Horus, Seth, Isis and Nephthys (a less who plays but a minor part in the Osiris cycle) were all Iren of the earth-god Keb and the sky-goddess Nut, born on five consecutive days added on at the end of the year (the flied epagomenal days).
The story in its main outlines bears a striking resemblance to the myth of Daedalus.
The coarse myth told by Ovid, in which Anna plays a trick on Mars when in love with Minerva, is probably an old Italian folk-tale, poetically applied to the persons of these deities when they became partially anthropomorphized under Greek influence.
Phrygia Parorius and all the river-valleys are exceedingly fertile, and agriculture was the chief occupation of the ancient inhabitants; according to the myth, Gordius was called from the plough to the throne.