Introduction to mythology | HUM105 World Mythology | University of Phoenix

  • Write a 650-word paper in which you answer the following questions:
  • How is the word myth used in popular culture?
    • 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 readings and course materials, write a definition in your own words.
  • What are the most common mythological themes across different cultures?
  • Why do myths from different cultures around the world address such  similar or universal themes? Do we see these same themes in today’s  myths?
    • Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of humankind.

Include citations and references throughout your paper. APA formatting is preferred but not required.

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