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Friday, April 14

  1. page Egyptian Myths--Osiris and Isis edited ... Narrative First Retold By Padraic Colum {isis-and-osiris.jpg} "King Osiris and Queen Isi…
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    Flash forward to ancient Egypt. The king is a god of power and wisdom, notorious for high support and worship from his subjects. The queen is a goddess of strength and beauty, reigning happily with her husband. Their names are Osiris and Isis. They rule together side by side every day in a beautiful desert land and are adored by all the people who live there. Osiris is a ruler of kind nature, providing his people with a full set of knowledge on agriculture and how to plow the earth with a swift hand. He presents them with a code of laws to live by and teaches them to honor the gods at all times. The Egyptians kiss the ground he walks on. One day, when Egypt is quiet and stable, Osiris leaves his kingdom to bring peace and insight to another land. In his absence, he leaves all power in the hands of his queen. Isis carries out this job perfectly, with no conflicts or worries.
    Osiris has an enemy though, his cruel and envious brother Seth. He lives further into the desert, where the land is lifeless and brown. Seth hates everything green and lively because of Osiris. The Violent One soon begins plotting against his brother. However, he is unable to carry out his plans of overthrowing the king, since Isis is in command and her authority is indisputable. Finally, Osiris returns home and Seth puts his evil vision into effect. He creates a lovely built decorative chest, based on the measurements of Osiris he so secretly obtains. Seth then decides to throw a great banquet, where he “invites all the children of Earth and Sky” (World Literature 35-36). Attending the event are Osiris and the rest of his brothers and sisters. When they are seated for dinner, they suddenly see the magnificent chest and are intrigued by it. Seth smiles and has them all attempt to squeeze their bodies into the chest, but only Osiris makes the perfect fit. Laying there peacefully and suspecting nothing, his attendants abruptly slam the cover shut and nail it straight down, trapping Osiris completely. They then run away with the sealed chest and toss it into the Nile River; the king is gone.
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Sunday, June 26

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    In the end, Isis bears a child from Osiris, naming him Horus. Nephthys and Thout look after him on the island where he is born. When Horus grows to be a man, he battles Seth and wins victoriously; bringing Seth’s wounded body to his mother. Isis refuses to have him killed however, so Seth becomes one of the lesser gods, and “his power for evil is not so great as it was in the time before Horus grew to be the avenger of his father” (World Literature 38). All is well.
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    Ultimately, the core meaning of this myth is “love conquers all”. Isis never gives up on Osiris and makes several attempts to revive him back to life each time he is killed. Despite all the endeavors and difficulties she faces, she pushes through her pain and does all she can; from taking care of a queen’s child in a far away palace to searching all over the world on a boat for the missing pieces of his body, just to be reunited with her husband, Osiris.
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Monday, May 30

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    The legend of Aztec Culture explores the cause of human scarification that plays a huge role in their religion. When the Aztecs sacrifice people to their Gods it reveals how they strongly believe that’s what the God wants. The result depicts how they do it, and the steps they take to kill another human being. The essence of this legend establishes why what they’re doing is okay and how its such a norm in their belief. The value of this explains why they believe there is nothing wrong with human sacrifice, and that it is something that needs to be done to satisfy the Gods.
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    “After having torn their hearts from them and poured the blood into a gourd vessel, which the master of the slain man himself received, they started the body rolling down the pyramid steps. It came to rest upon a small square below. There some old men, whom they called Quaquacuiltin, laid hold of it and carried it to their tribal temple, where they dismembered it and divided it up in order to eat it"(Díaz del Castillo 1963) Hearts were placed in a vessel called a Choc Mool, much like the one below that was dedicated to Tlaloc, The God of Rain and Fertility.(Lopez Lujan 2000)
    The Aztecs pay more attention to the way they died then the way they lived, and they strongly believe that the way you die will determine if you went to the sun god or the dark underworld. If one died a normal death they would have to pass through the 9 lives of the underworld. If one died in battle or child birth they will go straight to the sun god.
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Sunday, December 6

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    {with_land_2.jpg} Maheo said he wanted to see all of the creation he has made, so then he created light. After the light came there from darkness he finally saw all of his creations he thought they were so beautiful, the snow goose came over to Maheo and said to him and explained to him how birds were not like fish “Sometimes we get tired swimming. Sometimes we would like to get out of the water” (Marriott, Rachlin 12), then Maheo made it so that the birds could fly. The loon came to Maheo and asked him for land because there were tired of swimming and flying, the loon and all of the other birds wanted the land the most for to build their nest there. Maheo said to the birds that he needed a lot of help to create something like that so all of the birds tried to fly up high and try to dive to the bottom of the lake to get mud for Maheo so he could create land from it but every single bird couldn’t do it, it was too hard for them. After all the birds tried to help Maheo a little coot came swimming by and Maheo asked the little coot to help them, the little coot said yes to help. The coot took off to the bottom of the lake and he was gone a long, long time then after a little bit he came swimming back to the surface of the lake. When the coot got to the surface of the water he put the ball of mud into Maheos hand and Maheo began to roll it bigger and bigger, but Maheo had nothing to put the ball of mud on so all of the swimming water peoples came swimming to Maheo. All of the water creations did not have the surface that Maheo needed, after all of the water people tried there was only one more left and it was Grandmother Turtle.
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Friday, October 2

  1. page Babylonian Myths--The Epic of Gilgamesh edited Babylonian {34256359_e035ed26a5_o.jpg} Babylonian Myth: Epic This myth starts with a king na…
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    This myth starts with a king named Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh goes on his important adventure to help save Enkidu in which he runs into Humbaba in the forest. Gilgamesh and Enkidu have to “fend off” Humbaba and the gods end up putting Enkidu to his death because of what he did.Gilgamesh later tells the gods that he loved Enkidu and the legend in the darkness of his heard has opposed him. He tells the gods that his life is now nothing and that he shalt not be apart of Enkidu. Shortly after this occurs, the gods allow Gilgamesh to pass through the mountains to continue on his adventure. The gardens, which is made up of all of the gods, was one of the places that Gilgamesh visited. There were thorns and thistles amongst fruit from the vine, when he came across Shamash, who said; “You will never find the life for which you are searching.” (The Ancient Middle East 143). Gilgamesh was told not to hurry and was later told he would not find what he was looking for. He Is looking for the secret to living in eternal life.
    Interpretation By Andrew BlackwellWithin Epic of Gilgamesh many battles were won, heroes were created, and gods did what was known as best. Gilgamesh is known as a powerful king who defeated the Bull of Heaven. This myth is about the king who has a major change. His major change happens when he is given a companion named Enkidu. Gilgamesh is forced by the gods to allow Enkidu on his quests.One of Gilgamesh’s quests was destroying Humbaba in the sacred forest, This is guarded by the Bull of Heaven. During this quest they destroyed the Bull of Heaven, and this leads to the gods giving Enkidu a terrible illness. Gilgamesh suddenly learns what the true meaning of an immortal ruler really is, but what he finds out is some Battles are won and some were lost. Most importantly, He learns that the gods are always to be obeyed first. Most of these changes act as a major part of Gilgamesh and his story. At the beginning of this story Gilgamesh was all for caring for himself, and he supported fighting. Towards the end Gilgamesh learns that it is not just about yourself or fighting, he learns that it is about helping and protecting others. Gilgamesh has now learned out how to become a hero leaving himself with nothing. {http://www.pinkwart.pl/recenzje/komentarze/Humbaba.gif}
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Thursday, September 3

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Wednesday, March 11

  1. page Greek Myths--Pandora's Box edited ... Original Version Greek Mythological Pantheon Before penis women emerged, Zeus, Years af…
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    Years after Pandora’s creation, her father, Zeus, learns that Prometheus, the god of forethought, stole fire from heaven and brought it down to earth. Prometheus’ action angers Zeus and elicits him to take action. Prometheus always dreams of marrying Pandora, so in revenge Zeus gives Pandora to Prometheus’ brother, Epimetheus. Epimetheus, a Greek titan, and Pandora are sent by Zeus to live on Earth. With them travels a secret box, forbidden to be opened.
    As time progresses, the gift of curiosity emerges inside of Pandora and tempts her to open the forbidden box, however she recalls her father’s orders. Pandora is a young girl that cannot over power her temptations. She decides to open the box, assuming nothing but the best will come out of it. As she opens it, every evil aspect of life escapes, such as sickness, crime, envy, hatred, and worries. Before she closes the box, everything but hope escapes. She realizes after evil escapes why her father insisted her not to open the box. Permeated with sadness, she becomes very paranoid of her father finding out. Little did she know, her father planned on this occurring all along and did not punish her as she expected.For the remainder of Pandora’s life, she dwells on her mistake, and distances herself from Epimetheus, but the love he has for her is so immense that he cannot live without her. As the two grow old, Pandora abruptly dies with regret, and swiftly follows Epimetheus dying alone. {pandoras-box.jpg} Picture Website
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Wednesday, November 19

  1. page Greek Myths--Pandora's Box edited ... Original Version Greek Mythological Pantheon Before evil penis emerged, Zeus, Years aft…
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    Years after Pandora’s creation, her father, Zeus, learns that Prometheus, the god of forethought, stole fire from heaven and brought it down to earth. Prometheus’ action angers Zeus and elicits him to take action. Prometheus always dreams of marrying Pandora, so in revenge Zeus gives Pandora to Prometheus’ brother, Epimetheus. Epimetheus, a Greek titan, and Pandora are sent by Zeus to live on Earth. With them travels a secret box, forbidden to be opened.
    As time progresses, the gift of curiosity emerges inside of Pandora and tempts her to open the forbidden box, however she recalls her father’s orders. Pandora is a young girl that cannot over power her temptations. She decides to open the box, assuming nothing but the best will come out of it. As she opens it, every evil aspect of life escapes, such as sickness, crime, envy, hatred, and worries. Before she closes the box, everything but hope escapes. She realizes after evil escapes why her father insisted her not to open the box. Permeated with sadness, she becomes very paranoid of her father finding out. Little did she know, her father planned on this occurring all along and did not punish her as she expected.For the remainder of Pandora’s life, she dwells on her mistake, and distances herself from Epimetheus, but the love he has for her is so immense that he cannot live without her. As the two grow old, Pandora abruptly dies with regret, and swiftly follows Epimetheus dying alone. {pandoras-box.jpg} Picture Website
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Monday, November 17

  1. page Greek Myths--Pandora's Box edited Greek Myths: Pandora's Box ... and Jaclyn Nguyen Parvin Narrative First Retold By N.S. Gil…

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