Ancient Mythology: Mesopotamia and Egypt


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Ancient Mythology: Mesopotamia and Egypt
This paper looks at two statements which each have relevant points of views pertaining to the role and significance of myth in ancient cultures: Bruce Lincoln believes that some stories (myths) have both credibility and authority; for his part, William Paden believes that western culture uses the word myth in a negative sense but that myths really build world views and comparative perspectives. The ensuing few pages will argue that both individuals are correct: myths, because they come from authoritative sources and contain plausible explanations for why the world is as it is, myths are worthy of some respect. Additionally, Paden is correct to point out how myths are widely different across various...
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.....end, this paper has supported the view that Lincoln and Paden are correct: the ancient myths offer a measure of credibility and authority and offer an explanation for the construction of the universe and its goings-on.
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