Our Thoughts Tonight

The Long Awaited Mythology Episode (Part I)

January 06, 2021 Our Thoughts Tonight Season 2 Episode 13
Our Thoughts Tonight
The Long Awaited Mythology Episode (Part I)
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Our Thoughts Tonight
The Long Awaited Mythology Episode (Part I)
Jan 06, 2021 Season 2 Episode 13
Our Thoughts Tonight

Isik, Shawn and the crew talk about the concept of mythological thinking and stories. Myth is a  folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin myths. The main characters in myths are usually gods, demigods, or supernatural humans.  Stories of everyday human beings, although often of leaders of some type, are usually contained in legends, as opposed to myths. 

Myths are often endorsed by rulers and priests or priestesses and are closely linked to religion or spirituality. Many societies group their myths, legends, and history together, considering myths and legends to be true accounts of their remote past. In particular, creation myths take place in a primordial age when the world had not achieved its later form. Other myths explain how a society's customs, institutions, and taboos were established and sanctified. There is a complex relationship between recital of myths and the enactment of rituals. 

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Isik, Shawn and the crew talk about the concept of mythological thinking and stories. Myth is a  folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin myths. The main characters in myths are usually gods, demigods, or supernatural humans.  Stories of everyday human beings, although often of leaders of some type, are usually contained in legends, as opposed to myths. 

Myths are often endorsed by rulers and priests or priestesses and are closely linked to religion or spirituality. Many societies group their myths, legends, and history together, considering myths and legends to be true accounts of their remote past. In particular, creation myths take place in a primordial age when the world had not achieved its later form. Other myths explain how a society's customs, institutions, and taboos were established and sanctified. There is a complex relationship between recital of myths and the enactment of rituals.