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Mythology Terms (9/6/12)

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Myth
A traditional story that forms the world view of a culture
World View
the way that a culture is programmed to see reality
Archetype
repeated pattern
Motif
repeated pattern
animism
belief that things other than humans have souls
folktale
a non-religious story told for entertainment value. Everyone can tell one.
Origin Myth
tells how things are created. Answer key questions ("border-guard" questions)
Pantheon
a group of gods
Monotheism
belief in one god
Polytheism
belief in more than one god
Trickster
archetyped character that rebels against authority, often causes chaos (which causes change)
Elementary Idea(r)
basic human question
Ethnic Idea(r)
Answers elementary idea(r)s of each culture
Diffusion
one idea(r) that spreads and changes
Parallelism
separate stories that happen to be very similar