There are many mythological creatures, mainly originating from Greece. Some include; Medusa, Cyclopes, Giants, Ash tree Nymphs, and all the gods. We find these mentioned in almost all myths, but what are they there for? I feel some of these creatures are here to represent evil, and chaos. Because a lot of these creatures cause destruction and fear to people. They’re like a symbolic creature of the bad in life. But creatures really help add to the story and make it more appealing to people.
They’re divided into two categories; one group is where people believe that these creatures did exist. The other group being the one where people do not believe these creatures existed ever, their existence is just a story. But in each country these opinions and creatures are different. A lot of people blame certain creatures and gods for the creation of earth and the way it looks. Which is what made these things so popular hundreds of years ago when they didn’t have scientific answers for their questions and they used these myths. But then people started telling these stories of them and it then spread and now these creatures aren’t kept in a country they’re known worldwide. These creatures and some of the battles they fought are used to help teach kids lessons in class, and maybe even still today. They can use them as examples and learn the morals of it, what’s good and what’s bad. So in a way these made up stories are really a great thing to come to our world. One thing I find key is that they still use the creatures in a lot of movies, books and comics. Because they can be used to symbolize the evil in the story and the chaos, like I mentioned earlier.
For my blog topic I chose fear, one of the most known and elaborated things in the world. The word fear came from the Greek god Deimos. This to me was the real begging of the idea of fear. People took the scariness of these gods and where frightened by them. From there they made stories of the evil Greek gods. And from there it carried on and people began to find other things to be afraid of. Myth is full of fears, suspense, and panic. I feel this is what drives and makes most myths to be interesting, or long lasting. It’s almost as if people want fear, they like it in a story. Because with myth it’s usually something terrifying happening with monsters and gods. This helps drive people’s imagination which is why they may be more drawn to it and interested. Like in today’s horror movies. People enjoy those because they can sit back and be frightened but not have to worry about it. It brings real suspense to someone.
From here I feel people begin to make up their own fears. Find their own secret things to be afraid of. Some people have none, some people fear it all. I think someone people almost want to fear something. They like their own suspense in real life. In some cases this can even protect people, or help guide them in the right path. For example: if someone fears drugs, or alcohol and its affects they will never do it. Leading a clean life. A thing like this is why a little fear in everyone is good no matter what it is. It can keep you out of trouble or keep you safe. Now the question Is where did good fear originate from? That’s what I want to know.
✼Myth is a unique use of language that describes the realities beyond our five senses. It fills the gap between the images of the unconscious and the language of the conscious logic.
My definition :
✼Myth helps describe things beyond our reality. It helps explains things when you don’t understand or want an answer.
✼ To me this is a almost everyday thing. And I didn’t realize myth was in my everyday life until I read this principle, it probably applies to almost everyone. When I sit and think of something I don’t understand, like why the sky is blue. I come up with my own answer, using my imagination. As weird as it is to understand, that right there is a myth. And it applies to my conscious mind trying to fill the gap between the unconscious. It’s answering a question that I don’t quite understand, explaining the meaning of things and why things are the way they are. Which is also a Principle of myth.