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HUM/105 - WORLD MYTHOLOGY Version 3

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The gods and goddesses that are described in the old myths are very much similar to the
human in many of their traits, characteristics and the behavior. To me these are the heroes in the
history that are used by the teachers or the leaders to teach us how to do certain things and follow
them because they did the similar things perfectly (Dundes, Alan, 2011). But they were quite
comparable with men in many of their traits, behavior and characteristics and also differ in
some of their abilities that made them gods or goddesses for the people. For example the Hermes
was emotional like human and also had anger but he was different from human as her can fly
anywhere with his winged feet and with a good speed (Dundes, Alan, 2011). This quality of his
makes him god for the Greek people because this a extra-ordinary thing that a normal human
cannot do. Similarly there are many other gods or goddesses who are similar as the men and
women but they have one or more things that are extraordinary and the normal people don’t have
them. It is very important that there should be some similarities and some differences to make
them as ideals for the people because in either case people will not believe in them (Dundes,
Alan, 2011).
Reference
Dundes, Alan, (2011) "The Flood as Male Myth of Creation." The Flood Myth. Ed. Alan
Dundes. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988. 167-182.

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Response to Part 1
Hello dear…..,
I have read your post about the gods and goddesses described in myths. This is very
interesting and informative post. I like the way you said that the gods and goddesses are similar
to the human beings. I would like to add something to the cause that these were human but we
can call them supper natural human beings because they have almost everything like the human
men and women but they have one or more thing in them which is unique. For example most of
them have same look like human and they have emotions and feelings like human but they may
have winged feet to fly anywhere or some super natural powers that the other people don’t have.
These unique characteristics of them are very important for the people to believe in them.
Response to Part 2
Hello dear…..,
I read your post about the gods and goddesses described in myths. This is very interesting
and informative post. Your thinking about the myths and gods and goddesses is quite different
from me and the other fellows who have posted about the topic. I agree that these myths are
some just imaginary and used to teach use what to do in certain situations. Of course there are
some myths that are imaginary but there are also some realistic stories in the myths that describe
the acts of the super natural human beings because they could do what we (human) can’t do
normally and the myths have described them to give us inspirations in the time of difficulties and

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when we think that we can’t do something, then the myths tells that somebody have done that in
the past.

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Answer to Original QuestionThe gods and goddesses that are described in the old myths are very much similar to the human in many of their traits, characteristics and the behavior. To me these are the heroes in the history that are used by the teachers or the leaders to teach us how to do certain things and follow them because they did the similar things perfectly (Dundes, Alan,2011). But they were quite comparable with men in many of their traits, behavior and characteristics and also differ in some of their abilities that made them gods or goddesses for the people. For example the Hermes was emotional like human and also had anger but he was different from human as her can fly anywhere with his winged feet and with a good speed (Dundes, Alan,2011). This quality of his makes him god for the Greek people because this a extra-ordinary thing that a normal human cannot do. Similarly t ...
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