Discussion: Destruction Myths
What purpose do you think these destruction stories serve? What do they say about humans in general? What do they say about monotheism, polytheism and other forms of theism? Finally, do some research on these three recent natural catastrophes – the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the tsunami in Japan (2011) and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (2005). How were/are these events being mythologized, i.e. What kinds of explanations were/are offered for why these events happened? Please make your own comments, BUT ALSO attach AT LEAST one article or video that help explain how these events have been explained. Can you identify any functions, elements, specific concepts, archetypes, etc. of mythology in these explanations?
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