You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
• What is the relationship between belief, knowledge, mythology, and religion? Where do mythology and religion intersect? Where do they diverge? Think about the function of myth and religion in
helping human beings cope with change, suffering, loss, and death.
Religion and mythology differ, but have overlapping aspects. Both terms refer to systems of concepts that are of high importance to a certain community, making statements concerning the supernatural or sacred. [ Generally, mythology is considered one component or aspect of religion. Mythos, the greek word, originally meant "History". The mythology of a culture originated as a means of recording
what that culture thought to be the real and actual facts about the origin and existence of the cosmos around them. However, over time the word took up other meanings. When a new religion overthrew the previous one, the old one myths became legends and began being regarded as false, or as fantasy but with no true historical value. That's when the word Mythos became synonim for "fairy tale". So, to put it in a single sentence, a myth is a belief --often religious-- that has lost its popularity and credibility. Religions, on the other hand, we can consider to be active and valid beliefs in a given culture. Nowadays, Christianity and Islam, to name just two, are called religions because they are regarded as truths by entire cultures. But when time passes, they will both end being just collections of myths, and will be replaced by newer religions, just as the Egyptian and Norse religions became myths after Islam and Christianity took hold in the geographic areas where they existed before. ]
Expert answered|ANGEEELICA|Points 6889|
Question
Asked 11/14/2011 2:29:06 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
27,036,019 questions answered
Popular Conversations
6p, 6q, 6r, and 6s are like terms. True False User: -8 is a ...
Weegy: -8 ? 4 = -2 User: 2a2b3 and -4a2b3 are like terms. True False User: How many terms are in the expression ...
2/23/2017 12:33:50 PM| 3 Answers
Which of the following did NOT play a role in weakening the power of ...
Weegy: The correct answer is B. FEUDALISM. Thank you for patiently waiting. User: Which two ...
2/23/2017 11:25:20 AM| 2 Answers
Which imaginary line separates the Eastern Hemisphere from the ...
Weegy: A. the equator User: Which civilization is considered the world's oldest? A. the Egyptians B. the ...
2/23/2017 12:35:32 PM| 2 Answers
Capitalist societies base their claim to democracy on: a. People ...
Weegy: b. Meeting the basic needs of all User: in 2006 what percentage of the worlds people lived in countries that ...
2/23/2017 1:01:49 PM| 2 Answers
Deaths due to lifestyle diseases have declined since the early 1900s
Weegy: Deaths due to lifestyle diseases have declined since the early 1900s. False. User: Which of the following ...
2/23/2017 1:34:48 PM| 2 Answers
Search engines enable you to ? A. talk to people via the ...
Weegy: An ISP (Internet service provider) is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the ...
2/23/2017 7:41:34 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
P
L
Points 472 [Total 1241] Ratings 2 Comments 452 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
L
P
P
Points 403 [Total 2377] Ratings 1 Comments 393 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
L
P
Points 226 [Total 1440] Ratings 0 Comments 226 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 30] Ratings 3 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 12 [Total 112] Ratings 1 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 12 [Total 12] Ratings 0 Comments 12 Invitations 0 Online
S
Points 12 [Total 22] Ratings 1 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 5 [Total 5] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.