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a long poem, typically derived from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures of history
a soft, moist mass of material, typically a plant material or flour, applied to the body to relieve soreness and inflammation
Buddhists seek this, through enlightenment one can relieve his or herself of the pain and suffering existing in the present world
set of hymns that formed the cornerstone of Aryan culture, believe to be the most sacred of all literature because they were said to be revealed directly by the gods
bound to this until moksha is experienced, never ending cycle of death, birth and rebirth, aka wheel of life aka reincarnation
style of art and writing that uses unexpected juxtapositions to portray a message or theme in a twisted way
active philosophy, life is meaningless and humans will ultimately die in the end, but there is a human need to do things that please us b/c it's worth it
style of writing that moves away from the emotions of Romanticism and is similar to realism in that it focuses on everyday life, facts and the growth of society
rejection of enlightenment ideals and questions facts and observations, focuses on nature, emotions and beauty of live, aka Sturm and Drag Movement
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