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TTC Video - Myth in Human History

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TTC Video - Myth in Human History
TTC Video - Myth in Human History
36xDVDRip | MP4 / AVC, ~254 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 18:19:57 | English: AAC, 160 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Guide | 2.97 GB
Genre: Myth, History, Culture

A warrior embarks on an ocean voyage to retrieve a mysterious fleece and prove his worth. A young man catches the spinning sun with a lasso to slow it down and lengthen the day. A giant boar raises the earth from beneath the sea with its enormous tusks. These are just a few of the thousands of myths belonging to cultures from around the world. They are tales of powerful gods and goddesses, of fearless heroes facing down frightening monsters, of ingenious tricks and epic battles.

But these powerful stories do more than just widen our eyes, catch our breaths, and stretch our imaginations. They are the keys to truly grasping the ways that principles, rituals, codes, and taboos are woven into the fabric of a particular society or civilization. It's through myths that we can answer these and other fundamental questions:
How was the universe created, and why
What is the purpose of evil in the world
Why is human society organized the way it is
How did natural features like rivers, mountains, and oceans emerge

Grasping the deep-seeded truths behind myths is an illuminating and rewarding journey. One that reveals provocative new insights into the powerful?and entertaining?ways that beliefs are passed on from generation to generation. One that helps us make sense of how ancient people, or people with whom we're not familiar, built the cultures in which they lived.

And it's a journey you can experience and own with Myth in Human History. This entertaining and illuminating course, delivered by engaging storyteller and award-winning Professor Grant L. Voth of Monterey Peninsula College, plunges you deep into some of the world's greatest myths.

Taking you from the islands of ancient Greece and Japan to the plains of North America and Africa to the shores of New Zealand and Great Britain, these 36 lectures offer you a comprehensive survey of some of the world's most enduring myths and the diverse cultures behind them. By the close of the final lecture, you'll find yourself looking at and understanding world mythology?including the myths of contemporary culture?in startling new ways.

Learn the Four Ways to Read Great Myths

It's difficult to grasp the essence of a culture?whether it's one that belongs to the distant past or one that thrives to this day?without understanding its particular myths. For hundreds of years, anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, sociologists, psychologists, literary critics, and others have studied myths to better understand how cultures view the world and their unique place in it.

In order to do this, however, it's essential first to know how to read a myth and tease out the meanings hidden underneath its entertaining plot and imaginative characters. In Myth in Human History, Professor Voth teaches you how to do just that, allowing you to approach, read, and interpret great myths from four key perspectives.
Metaphysical: How do the myths explain the mysteries of human existence
Cosmological: How do the myths explain the intricate workings of the universe
Sociological: How do the myths explain the existing social and economic order
Psychological: How do the myths explain the process of psychological development

1 Myth and Meaning
2 The Continuing Importance of Myth
3 Creation Myths
4 Mesopotamian Creation?Enuma Elish
5 Hebrew Creation Myths
6 Emergence and World-Parent Creation Myths
7 Cosmic Egg and Ex Nihilo Creation Myths
8 Earth-Diver and Dismembered God Creation Myths
9 Mesopotamian and Hebrew Flood Myths
10 Other Flood Myths
11 Myths of Cosmic Destruction
12 Greek and Norse Pantheons
13 The Great Goddess Remembered
14 The Goddess?Inanna and Dumuzi
15 The Goddess?Isis and Osiris
16 The Eclipse of the Goddess
17 Shamans and Vegetation Gods
18 Sky Gods and Earth Goddesses
19 Creator Gods
20 Gods and Goddesses of India
21 Hero Myths
22 Mythic Heroes?Gilgamesh
23 Mythic Heroes?King Arthur
24 Mythic Heroes?Jason and the Argonauts
25 The Monomyths of Rank and Campbell
26 Mythic Heroes?Mwindo
27 Female Heroes?Demeter and Hester Prynne
28 Female Heroes?Psyche and Beauty
29 The Trickster in Mythology
30 Tricksters from around the World
31 Native American Tricksters
32 African Tricksters
33 Mythic Tricksters?Eshu and Legba
34 The Places of Myth?Rocks and Lakes
35 The Places of Myth?Mountains
36 The Places of Myth?Sacred Trees

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