Religions, Myths, Legends and Stories
Mythology is the study of myths. A myth is a story that has significance to a culture (or species), a story that addresses fundamental and difficult questions that human beings ask: who and what am I, where did I come from, why am I here, how should I live, what is the right thing to do, what is the universe, how did it all begin? Myths are stories that are peopled by great men and women; by forces of good and evil; by animals, large and small; by trees, the sea and the wind; and by giants, gods and other supernatural beings.
The purpose of this activity:
- To explain why we, as humans, need to create myths, legends and religions.
- You will choose a religion and tell us all about it.
- God(s) - up to 5 if there are many more in that particular religion
- Beliefs - what are the basic beliefs of that religion?
- Practices - what are some of the basic practices of that religion?
- Icons/idols/relics - what are some of the basic icons/idols/relics from that religion?
- History - provide a brief history or highlights of the religion.
- Choose a myth, legend, belief of a particular culture(s).
- Story, legend, myth in it's entirety.
- Importance/significance to the culture - why is it important?
- Interesting facts about or related to the story.