Where did the myth of Alexandria's genesis originate?
It is an internet fable. From all research, this thing was started by a band of fiction writers. There is simply no basis, nor any listing in any medical research for this "genetic disorder". The loose time frame seems to be somewhere in the late 1980's.
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The first documented werewolf attack was in Germany in 1591. Dogs were sent upon a 'wolf' that turned out to be a man named Peter Stubbe. He was tortured until he confessed to the murder of sixteen people. He even confessed to murdering his own son in his thirst for human flesh and was put to death.… Most legends have had some basis in fact, and the legend of the werewolf is no exception. However the werewolf of popular fantasy/horror novels and films is an imaginary beast, based on extravagant interpretations of past superstitions. Wolves have been both feared and worshiped by past civilizations. The Ancient Egyptians feared the wolf god Ap-uat, who was associated with the Lord of the Dead. Ancient Greeks believed that wolves were sacred to Apollo and Ares, and a bronze statue of a wolf ornamented the oracle at Delphi. The legend of the founding of Rome is well known, with the abandoned twin babies Romulus and Remus being saved and succored by a wolf. Being suckled by a wolf is a notion that persisted into the Celtic civilisations, a legendary King of Ireland supposedly nurtured in this way. One Irish tribe claimed to be descended from a wolf. The werewolf story has roots at least as far back as the Ancient Romans. One of Ovid's shape-shifting stories tells of a King of Arcadia who turned into a wolf. This was a punishment because he tried to trick the god Jupiter into eating human flesh. Other ancient Greek writers including Herodotus and Pliny wrote about shape-shifting human/wolves. What could have led to such stories in the first place? There are various theories. The legend is too widespread and has been so for too long a time to have no basis in fact at all. A rare genetic mutation can produce excessive body hair, in females as much as males. Varieties of this disorder were probably responsible for the unfortunate 'bearded ladies' and 'wolfmen' in traveling freak shows in less enlightened times than ours. It is a mutation of the X chromosome so can be passed to future generations by either parent. It is easy to see how such conditions could have frightened people in past centuries, especially in remote country areas (where inbreeding could have led to an intensification of the disorder). Lycanthropic Disorder is a mental illness which causes the victim to believe that they are actually a werewolf. If someone truly believes that they turn into a werewolf under the full moon, they may be capable of committing crimes consistent with this delusion - thus perpetrating the werewolf legend into modern times. Ergot, the fungus which frequently affected the grains that were used to make bread throughout Europe for many centuries, is well known for its hallucinogenic properties. In a modern case in France in 1951, over 100 people suffered from ergot poisoning after eating bread made from infected rye. Many of them suffered from hallucinations about being attacked by or turning into wild animals. Such poisoning could have been another cause for the development of the werewolf myth. One final possibility lies in the diseases Rabies and Porphyria. Rabies, however, only lasts for a short while once the symptoms have developed, and then the victim dies. Rabies might have caused victims to briefly take on the appearance of a mad beast, but they would not lived to attack beyond this short timeframe. Porphyria, if untreated, leads to extreme sensitivity to light and degredation of the skin, thus producing a victim who rarely ventures out before nightfall and whose physical appearance is sinister. Mental disturbances accompany the physical symptoms. This disease is also genetic and therefore could have given rise to the notion of cursed families, as it often does not manifest until an age whereby the victim would have reproduced. There have been a few celebrated cases of feral children, such as inspired Mowgli in The Jungle Book. Many cases have been reported over the centuries but there is little documentary evidence for most of them. However some have been documented, in which children have been found in the depths of the jungle or forest, apparently having been raised by wolves, and then returned the human civilization (usually by missionaries or other religious people). These children seen to have retained a propensity to run on all fours rather than walk upright, to eat raw meat rather than cooked meals, and have extreme problems learning any human language. It is difficult to say whether the children already had a mental disorder, whether one was induced by their upbringing, or anything else about them. But they undoubtedly add another thread to the enduring notion of the werewolf. Just how enduring this legend is can be well born out by the proliferation of popular novels, films and television programs about werewolves. And a quick Internet search on werewolves throws up a wide variety of sites, some dealing with legends and possible causes such as outlined above - and some apparently written for werewolves, by werewolves! (MORE)
werewolves originate from Europe during middle ages especially during 15th to 17th century. . The first recorded Werewolf sighting took place around the countryside of German town Cologne and Bed burg in 1591. An age-old pamphlet describes those shivering moments vividly. Few people cornered a larg…e wolf and set their dogs upon it. They started to pierce it with sharp sticks and spears. Surprisingly the ferocious wolf did not run away or tried to protect itself, rather it stood up and turned out to be a middle-aged man he was Peter Stubbe from the same village. . Stubbe was put on a torture wheel where he confessed sixteen murders including two pregnant women and thirteen children. The history behind his downfall was rather bizarre. He had started to practice sorcery when he was only 12 and was so obsessed with it that even tried to make a pact with the Devil. Wearing a magic girdle he started to attack his enemies, real or imaginary. After several months, he would take the guise of a wolf and continued with his evil acts with more brutality. In the wolf form he used to tear up victims' throats and suck warm blood from veins. Gradually his thirst for blood grew and he roamed around fields in search of prey. . No punishment could match the magnitude of Stubbe's crime. His flesh was pulled off with red-hot pincer, his arms and legs were broken and he was finally decapitated. His carcass was burned to ashes. (MORE)
Origins of the Term 'Dumb Blonde' . There's actually a pretty extensive article in Wikipedia that addresses the origins of the myth. . If it is a myth. . Here are more opinions and answers from other WikiAnswers contributors: . From someone who lacked the intelligence to find a way to spend the…ir time more productively. Answer . I personally think that most blondes are pretty smart. Not only smart but hot, funny, kind, and trustworthy. . ~ . Excuse me, but I am a blonde and I get straight A's. Blondes in general are not stupid even though some get their "dumb blonde" moments. (MORE)
The mythological creature known as the vampire originated in the Balkans, likely ultimately inspired by older Sumerian myths. Contrary to popular belief, Vlad Dracula had nothing to do with the myth. Vampires pre-dated him by centuries, and nobody, especially the Romanians, actually believed th…at he might have been a vampire until Bram Stoker's Dracula was released. Furthermore, Stoker had almost completed his book and had named his villain "Count Wampyr" when he discovered the Wallachian prince and decided to make some last-minute changes. (MORE)
New research suggests that the vampire folklore originated from human beings that suffered a genetic disease, late in the Middle Ages. Dr David H. Dolphin, a scientist, had been researching the myth of vampires for a long while when he stumbled upon this interesting fact. In his paper, Dr Dolphin h…ad advanced the theory that vampires are actually normal people, who suffered from one class of incurable hereditary diseases known commonally as porphyrias, of which there are at least 8 (of what, the original author only knows). Porphyrias is a slight malfunction in the bodies chemicals and sufferers become afflicted with the same symptoms as the fabled "vampires". Their bodies usually became grotesquely disfigured, and they had extreme sensitivity to any forms of natural/unnatural light (even the exposure to sunlight left patients' bodies with sores and scars). Sometimes, the patients' fingers would fall off and resemble that of animal claws. Lips and gums would stretch so that the teeth would become more pronouced, of course giving resemblance to a vampire bat. Dr Dolphin concluded that because of this, victims would only venture out at night and also may grow their hair long as it acted as protection against the deadly night. He argued that porphyria victims in the past instictively sought the haeme their bodies lacked by biting and sucking the blood of others. In this day and age, people suffering from this disease can simply inject themselves daily, weekly, or whenever necessary. Looking back on this information, we can draw the conclusion that the superstitions of our predecessors in the 'Dark Ages' could create such uproar from a genetic dysfunction. Victims suffering the disease were usually located in concentrated parts of Europe and the world, thus bringing the fabled myths and legends from Transylvania. Many theories for the origins of vampire beliefs have been offered as an explanation for the superstition, and sometimes mass hysteria, caused by vampires. Everything ranging from premature burial to the early ignorance of the body's decomposition cycle after death has been cited as the cause for the belief in vampires. Although many cultures possess revenant superstitions comparable to the Eastern European vampire, the Slavic vampire is the revenant superstition that pervades popular culture's concept of vampire. The roots of vampire belief in Slavic culture are based to a large extent in the spiritual beliefs and practices of pre-Christianized Slavic peoples and their understanding of life after death. Despite a lack of pre-Christian Slavic writings describing the details of the "Old Religion", many pagan spiritual beliefs and rituals have been sustained by Slavic peoples even after their lands were Christianized. Examples of such beliefs and practices include ancestor worship, household spirits, and beliefs about the soul after death. The origins of vampire beliefs can in Slavic regions can be traced to the complex structure of Slavic spiritualism. Demons and spirits served important functions in pre-industrial Slavic societies and were considered to be very interactive in the lives and domains of humans. Some spirits were benevolent and could be helpful in human tasks, others were harmful and often destructive. Examples of such spirits are Domovoi, Rusalka, Vila, Kikimora, Poludnitsa, and Vodyanoy. These spirits were also considered to be derived from ancestors or certain deceased humans. Such spirits could appear at will in various forms including that of different animals or human form. Some of these spirits could also participate in malevolent activity to harm humans, such as drowning humans, obstructing the harvest, or sucking the blood of livestock and sometimes humans. Hence, the Slavs were obliged to appease these spirits to prevent the spirits from their potential for erratic and destructive behavior.  Common Slavic belief indicates a stark distinction between soul and body. The soul is not considered to be perishable. The Slavs believed that upon death the soul would go out of the body and wander about its neighborhood and workplace for 40 days before moving on to an eternal afterlife.  Because of this, it was considered necessary to leave a window or door open in the house for the soul to pass through at its leisure. During this time the soul was believed to have the capability of re-entering the corpse of the deceased. Much like the spirits mentioned earlier, the passing soul could either bless or wreak havoc on its family and neighbors during its 40 days of passing. Upon an individual's death, much stress was placed on proper burial rites to ensure the soul's purity and peace as it separated from the body. The death of an unbaptized child, a violent or an untimely death, or the death of a grievous sinner (such as a sorcerer or murderer) were all grounds for a soul to become unclean after death. A soul could also be made unclean if its body were not given a proper burial. Alternatively, a body not given a proper burial could be susceptible to possession by other unclean souls and spirits. An unclean soul was so fearful to the Slavs because of its potential for vengeance.  From these deeply implicated beliefs pertaining to death and the soul derives the invention of the Slavic concept of vampir . A vampire is the manifestation of an unclean spirit possessing a decomposing body. This undead creature is considered to be vengeful and jealous towards the living and needing the blood of the living to sustain its body's existence.  Although this concept of vampire exists in slightly deviating forms throughout Slavic countries and some of their non-Slavic neighbors, it is possible to trace the development of vampire belief to Slavic spiritualism pre-existing Christianity in Slavic regions. Paul Barber in his book Vampires, Burial and Death has described that belief in vampires resulted from people of pre-industrial societies attempting to explain the natural, but to them inexplicable, process of death and decomposition.  People sometimes suspected vampirism when a cadaver did not look as they thought a normal corpse should when disinterred. However, rates of decomposition vary depending on temperature and soil composition, and many of the signs are little known. This has led vampire hunters to mistakenly conclude that a dead body had not decomposed at all, or, ironically, to interpret signs of decomposition as signs of continued life.  Corpses swell as gases from decomposition accumulate in the torso and the increased pressure forces blood to ooze from the nose and mouth. This causes the body to look "plump," "well-fed," and "ruddy"-changes that are all the more striking if the person was pale or thin in life. In the Arnold Paole case, an old woman's exhumed corpse was judged by her neighbours to look more plump and healthy than she had ever looked in life.  The exuding blood gave the impression that the corpse had recently been engaging in vampiric activity.  Darkening of the skin is also caused by decomposition.  The staking of a swollen, decomposing body could cause the body to bleed and force the accumulated gases to escape the body. This could produce a groan-like sound when the gases moved past the vocal cords, or a sound reminiscent of flatulence when they passed through the anus. The official reporting on the Peter Plogojowitz case speaks of "other wild signs which I pass by out of high respect".  After death, the skin and gums lose fluids and contract, exposing the roots of the hair, nails, and teeth, even teeth that were concealed in the jaw. This can produce the illusion that the hair, nails, and teeth have grown. At a certain stage, the nails fall off and the skin peels away, as reported in the Plogojowitz case-the dermis and nail beds emerging underneath were interpreted as "new skin" and "new nails".  It has also been hypothesized that vampire legends were influenced by individuals being buried alive because of shortcomings in then-current medical knowledge. In some cases in which people reported sounds emanating from a specific coffin, it was later dug up and fingernail marks were discovered on the inside from the victim trying to escape. In other cases the person would hit their heads, noses or faces and it would appear that they had been "feeding."  A problem with this theory is the question of how people presumably buried alive managed to stay alive for any extended period without food, water or fresh air. An alternate explanation for noise is the bubbling of escaping gases from natural decomposition of bodies.  Another likely cause of disordered tombs is grave robbing.  Folkloric vampirism has been associated with clusters of deaths from unidentifiable or mysterious illnesses, usually within the same family or the same small community.  The epidemic allusion is obvious in the classical cases of Peter Plogojowitz and Arnold Paole, and even more so in the case of Mercy Brown and in the vampire beliefs of New England generally, where a specific disease, tuberculosis, was associated with outbreaks of vampirism. As with the pneumonic form of bubonic plague, it was associated with breakdown of lung tissue which would cause blood to appear at the lips.  In 1985 biochemist David Dolphin proposed a link between the rare blood disorder porphyria and vampire folklore. Noting that the condition is treated by intravenous haem, he suggested that the consumption of large amounts of blood may result in haem being transported somehow across the stomach wall and into the bloodstream. Thus vampires were merely sufferers of porphyria seeking to replace haem and alleviate their symptoms.  The theory has been rebuffed medically as suggestions that porphyria sufferers crave the haem in human blood, or that the consumption of blood might ease the symptoms of porphyria, are based on a misunderstanding of the disease. Furthermore, Dolphin was noted to have confused fictional (bloodsucking) vampires with those of folklore, many of whom were not noted to drink blood.  Similarly, a parallel is made between sensitivity to sunlight by sufferers, yet this was associated with fictional and not folkloric vampires. In any case, Dolphin did not go on to publish his work more widely.  Despite being dismissed by experts, the link gained media attention  and entered popular modern folklore.  Rabies has been linked with vampire folklore. Dr Juan GÃ³mez-Alonso, a neurologist at Xeral Hospital in Vigo, Spain, examined this possibility in a report in Neurology. The susceptibility to garlic and light could be due to hypersensitivity, which is a symptom of rabies. The disease can also affect portions of the brain that could lead to disturbance of normal sleep patterns (thus becoming nocturnal) and hypersexuality. Legend once said a man was not rabid if he could look at his own reflection (an allusion to the legend that vampires have no reflection). Wolves and bats, which are often associated with vampires, can be carriers of rabies. The disease can also lead to a drive to bite others and to a bloody frothing at the mouth.   In his 1931 treatise On the Nightmare , Welsh psychoanalyst Ernest Jones noted that vampires are symbolic of several unconscious drives and defence mechanisms. Love, guilt, and hate are emotions that fuel the idea of the return of the dead to the grave. Desiring a reunion with loved ones, mourners may project the idea that the recently dead must in return yearn the same. From this arises the belief that folkloric vampires and revenants visit relatives, particularly their spouses, first.  However in cases where there was unconscious guilt associated with the relationship, the wish for reunion may be subverted by anxiety. This may lead to repression, which Freud had linked with the development of morbid dread.  Jones surmised in this case the original wish of a (sexual) reunion may be drastically changed: desire is replaced by fear; love is replaced by sadism, and the object or loved one is replaced by an unknown entity. The sexual aspect may or may not be present.  Some modern critics have proposed a simpler theory: people identify with immortal vampires because by so doing they overcome, or at least temporarily escape from, their fear of dying.  The innate sexuality of bloodsucking can be seen in its intrinsic connection with cannibalism and folkloric one with incubus-like behaviour. Many legends report various beings draining other fluids from victims, an unconscious association with semen being obvious. Finally Jones notes that when more normal aspects of sexuality are repressed, regressed forms may be expressed, in particular sadism; he felt that oral sadism is integral in vampiric behaviour.  The reinvention of the vampire myth in the modern era is not without political overtones.  The aristocratic Count Dracula, alone in his castle apart from a few demented retainers, appearing only at night to feed on his peasantry, is symbolic of the parasitic Ancien regime . Werner Herzog, in his Nosferatu the Vampyre , gives this political interpretation an extra ironic twist when his young estate agent hero becomes the next vampire; in this way the capitalist bourgeois becomes the next parasitic class.  A number of murderers have performed seemingly vampiric rituals upon their victims. Serial killers Peter KÃ¼rten and Richard Trenton Chase were both called "vampires" in the tabloids after they were discovered drinking the blood of the people they murdered. Similarly, in 1932, an unsolved murder case in Stockholm, Sweden was nicknamed the "Vampire murder", because of the circumstances of the victim's death.  The late 16th-century Hungarian countess and mass murderer Elizabeth BÃ¡thory became particularly infamous in later centuries' works, which depicted her bathing in her victims' blood in order to retain beauty or youth.  Vampire lifestyle is a term for a contemporary subculture of people, largely within the Goth subculture, who consume the blood of others as a pastime; drawing from the rich recent history of popular culture related to cult symbolism, horror films, the fiction of Anne Rice, and the styles of Victorian England.  Active vampirism within the vampire subculture includes both blood-related vampirism, commonly referred to as sanguine vampirism , and psychic vampirism , or supposed feeding from pranic energy.  Main article: Vampire bat A vampire bat in Peru . Although many cultures have stories about them, vampire bats have only recently become an integral part of the traditional vampire lore. Indeed, vampire bats were only integrated into vampire folklore when they were discovered on the South American mainland in the 16th century.  Although there are no vampire bats in Europe, bats and owls have long been associated with the supernatural and omens, although mainly because of their nocturnal habits,   and in modern English heraldic tradition, a bat means "Awareness of the powers of darkness and chaos".  The three species of actual vampire bats are all endemic to Latin America, and there is no evidence to suggest that they had any Old World relatives within human memory. It is therefore impossible that the folkloric vampire represents a distorted presentation or memory of the vampire bat. The bats were named after the folkloric vampire rather than vice versa; the Oxford English Dictionary records their folkloric use in English from 1734 and the zoological not until 1774. Although the vampire bat's bite is usually not harmful to a person, the bat has been known to actively feed on humans and large prey such as cattle and often leave the trademark, two-prong bite mark on its victim's skin.  The literary Dracula transforms into a bat several times in the novel, and vampire bats themselves are mentioned twice in it. The 1927 stage production of Dracula followed the novel in having Dracula turn into a bat, as did the film, where Bela Lugosi would transform into a bat.  The bat transformation scene would again be used by Lon Chaney Jr. in 1943's Son of Dracula .  (MORE)
A: Many Christians and Jews believe that the Book of Genesis is, in its entirety, completely true and infallible. For them, it is unacceptable to see the book as containing creation myths. Many other Christians and Jews accept that the creation accounts in chapters 1 and 2, as well as many of the o…ther the stories, at least as far as the story of Noah's Ark, are not literally true. They may call these stories allegories, creation myths or other explanations, depending on what they believe a myth to be. So for many, the Book of Genesis contains creation myths, although it may not necessarily be mythical in its entirety - which is another question. Another Answer : Not according to the Scriptures. Both the God of the Old Testament (Word) and the New Testament (Jesus) tell us repeatedly that the events recorded in the Bible actually occurred. Most scientist today believe in the 'Big Bang Theory' which they see the 'effect' and speculate on the 'cause' which the Bible states clearly for all to read. The 'creation' story of Genesis is actually a renewal of the Earth and there are several verses to attest to this event (Psalm 104:30 is one). Simply read the first couple of verses and see the planet Earth exists but is in darkness under water. . Matthew 24:37 New International Version (NIV) . 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.. (MORE)
Alexandria's Genesis is a fictional genetic condition created for aDaria fanfiction character. No such genetic condition is known toexist in reality. But could a genetic "disorder" that causes purple hair, nobody hair, slow aging, highly evolved immune system, and a lack ofmenstrual period in fem…ales (among other mutations) possibly exist?No. The traits are too widespread to be the result of a singlegene, and they would have come from several unrelated genes. Also,many of the traits are physiologically impossible, such as the lackof waste (the body needs to remove toxins from the body, or elsethe person will die), the slowed but proper aging process (thereare disorders that "slow down" aging, but it does not really slowit down, but rather stunts it), and the fair skin that can resistburning (there is no way to naturally prevent burning other thanmelanin, which also causes skin darkness). The person whoAlexandria's Genesis was supposedly named after was said to live tothe age of 150 but this is impossible seeing as the longestlifespan ever reached was the age of 122. (MORE)
The Oldest known Vampire myth comes from mesopotamia around 4000bce. The Ekimmu, though not directly refered to as a vampire they were considdered risen demonic corpses that preyed on the psychic energy of the living Around the same time in mesopotamia the legend of the Uruku or Utukku arises. The…y are actually refered to as "Vampire that attacks man" in an old cuneiform text (MORE)
Actually it didn't originate from anywhere. It was a book written by Mary Shelly in 1816. She and a bunch of friends (who were male by the way) were stuck indoors due to a storm so they all decided to write a scary story to pass the time. And when she told hers well they were scared all right. In ac…tuality the monster isn't named Frakenstein, it was created by a Dr.Frankenstein in the book so people started calling the monster Frakenstein to make it easier to refer to. (MORE)
only in womens, a rare genetic mutation that makes youreyes purple, effect no pubic hair will grow, no menstruation butare fertile
Vampires are older then werewolves and the like. their exact origin is unknown, but many cultures made them up as an exuse for a particularly gruesome murder. just like dragons, it is hard to tell exactly who invented them. sorry i couldn't help more. Vampires come from many different places, but a…s for where they exactly originated, that's hard to tell. Many people seem to think they come from Europe, but there is no real proof of that. Haha, if you really want to look into that question, Google it - Better answers pop up. [: (MORE)
This myth originated universally from the time humans were able to speak with each other. Reptiles are things that we are inherrently afraid of due to their nature of beins so different from us, and that many of them are terribly dangerous to encounter due to poisons, the emthods they eat, and our r…elative inability to defend against them (like alligators or anacondas) It is one of the wonders of natural evolution of our species that Homo Sapiens all, universally formed some form of this myth. But to pinpoint an exact date would be tragically impossible. People have been afraid of giant reptiles since they first encountered alligators, crocodiles, and stumbled across the fossils of huge dinosaurs. Good luck to anyone researching this exact question....dragons pre-date the epic of Gilgamesh (one of the earliest written documents) and Beowulf (the oldest document written in English) (MORE)
There are many myths about the origin of the earth, as mostreligions have their own unique explanation. Since this question was asked inthe Christianity category, it is asking about the biblical account ofcreation. There are two stories of the origin of the world in Genesis. Thefirst, in Genesis 1…:1-2:4a (the first sentence in 2:4) is said by some biblicalscholars to have been written by the 'P' or 'Priestly' author and may have hadlittle currency in Judah until at least 522 BCE. The second account, in Genesis2:4b-2:22 is a much older account that focusses more on the creation of Adam. . Neither account has creation begin with nothing. In thefirst account, there was pre-existing water, and the wind blew across the deep;God needed to divide the waters so that the land appeared from underneath. Inthe second account, there was pre-existing dry land, because it had not rained;a spring arose from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.. There are some inevitable differences in two accounts fromtwo quite different sources. In the first account, God created man (both maleand female) last of all and then rested. In the second account, Adam (man) washis first act of creation, while Eve (woman) was the last act of creation. Thesecond account does not explain the creation of the sun, moon and stars.. Beliefs about creation changed around the second century CE,when the concept of creation ex nihilo began. Modern belief is thus thatGod created the world from nothing. Few Christians accept the term myth for the creation stories, and there are several widely divergent attempts to keep the Genesis account relevant in the modern world. For moreinformation, please visit: http://christianity.answers.com/theology/the-story-of-creation (MORE)
Myths come from ancient civilizations such as ancient Greece, Mayans, Rome, China, and the Native Americans.
japan A phoenix is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird b…urn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (literally "sun-city" in Greek). It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one. In very few stories they are able to change into people. (MORE)
Well Greek myth has the man named, Narcissus. The myth goes that this man was very beautiful, but he was also very vain and proud. Eventually the gods grew angry at him for his arrogance and punished him. They did this by making him fall in love with his face that reflected by a pond. He couldn't tu…rn away and eventually wasted away and died. A more contemporary reference would be in Harry Potter with Narcissa Malfoy who was very proud and had believed greatly that her beauty surpassed everyone else's beauty. (MORE)
The word comes from the Greek meaning a fable, a slight saying or a word, a speech, a tale. I apologise that I cannot type the original Greek word on my computer! pp 300 ' Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language' Rev. W. W. Skeat Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1884 and myths are thin…gs that are not able to explain so they make a story about it (MORE)
Myths originate in societies, not individuals. There is a developmental sequence in the creation of myths. First and foremost, there must becomes a moral consensus within a community. A genuine community follows from the establishment of the mores of any given social group. The elements of that mora…lity give definition to that society's archetypes, and it indicates the totems and taboos of the group. What follows is that stories develop which indicate the ideals of their models of behavior, and those stories become myths. People learn how to live together effectively by adopting certain behaviors that benefit the group, actions that elevate the value of the group above that of the individual. Such behaviors are often contradictory to the immediate instinct of self-preservation and, although difficult, must be taught by every generation to the one that follows it. The effective teaching of such a contradictory idea is the essence of moral education. Myths are the moral fables of a people, where the moral of the story is what matters more than the facts. They provide a paradigm of behavior for the individual member of a group, thereby informing his consciousness as a member. Heroes in myths teach by example. The absurd concept of mere humankind teaching eternal truths to one another is not lost on the young. Their duty is to challenge the teachings of their elders, without destroying the bonds of the group. An easy mark for every generation is the moral fable of their childhood. Only after their youth has passed do they begin to understand the value of their elders' teachings. But, too late! They have already created new myths, and a cycle has turned. It is one of the reasons why children get along so well with their grandparents, and less well with their parents. Myths are passed from generation to generation and have as their main purpose the teaching of great truths, but are essentially fabulous. The great truths taught by each and every society reinforce the righteousness of their own behaviors, thereby establishing the group as that which must be preferred by their deity. The definition of the deity is fluid in that it changes from group to group, and each group changes, at least slightly, from generation to generation. As mankind strives to create meaning from an absurd stew of reality, myths arise like steam from the hot liquid cauldron that is the consensus of that group's behaviors. (MORE)
No, it is a piece of fiction created by Cameron Miquelon. Not to get you're hopes down however there are some possibility that variations of this do exist given the fact that humans mutate at an alarming rate through ought the years to fit the environment, lifestyle. But alexandria's genesis is in f…act none existent.. (MORE)
The Greeks named it Draco the dragon. In one of the more famous European myths, Draco represents Ladon, the dragon sometimes depicted with one hundred heads who guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides. The eleventh of the Twelve Labours of Heracles was to steal the golden apples.
\nHades is the Greek God of The Underworld (Roman name is Pluto) He was very grim and shy.
In 2012,there was a legend.Jmar was awesome and made the girls love him.So,the moral is,when there is someone named Jmar,you always kiss him in the lips.I repeat, kiss him in the LIPS!
The concept is probably prehistoric. The trope of people turning into animals is found in the folklore of most cultures around the world; is a core concept of shamanism and clan structure. (The Hurons clans were based on animal ancestors). The earliest instance of a man turning into a wolf is fro…m the Kingdom of Arcadia. (An aboriginal culture of Greece that predates the Greeks). King Lycaon offered human sacrifice to Zeus who when he discerned it to be human flesh turned him into a wolf. It is from Lycaon that we have the term Lycanthropy. (MORE)
Possibly, yes. It depends greatly on who you talk to. Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in this story of creation. Whether they are correct in their assumption is, until further evidence presents itself, unprovable.
A: A myth is simply a legend with a supernatural component or explanation. So, almost every story in Genesis can be regarded as a myth.
One thing that every origin myth has in common is the birth of something. Whether it's something found in nature or a ritual that humans have invented, an origin myth tries to explain something 's existence. Sometimes supernatural forces are involved, or talking animals making bets or deals. Those w…ho invented and believed in these myths took something in their lives that they couldn't understand and tried to explain it by using human terms. (MORE)
maybe... well, i don't know why, but i have an idea where. they actually have many sources. for example, ancient hiroglyphs have pictures and inscriptions of dragons. but i dont think anyone knows for sure exactly why and where the very first dragon myth originated from.
It likely had its origins in the reasoning to why vessels and sailors would be lost at sea, or wrecked without crews on the shore.
The short story the the of the seasons is an example of an origin myth
Whenever Jesus spoke about Noah, Moses, Abraham, Adam and Eve, orany other matters in the book of Genesis, He referred to them astrue historical stories. All other New Testament writers treatedthe Scriptures there the same way. Paul maintains that these areones: "Who changed the truth of God into a …lie..." Romans 1:25.Peter said that what Paul wrote: " in all his epistles...in whichare some things hard to be understood, which they that areunlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures,unto their own destruction." 2 Peter 3:16., as He said He would. Jesus had said to the liberal Pharisees: "Before Abraham was, Iam." John 8:58. That is, He claimed to be the eternal Elohim ofcreation, of which the book of Genesis speaks, dating Himself aspreceding the very real Abraham. Those Pharisees would not agree,liberal as they were, with those of recent days, who deny thepatriarch's existence. They thought it was blasphemous for Christto claim to be equal with the eternal Elohim, and to be inexistence "before Abraham was." There are no myths in Genesis, nor in any of the accepted sixty sixbooks "given by inspiration of God (literally: God-breathed)." (MORE)
None. For centuries some people have claimed that the old testament stories are simply make-believe stories to teach us how to live. For example, they claimed there was no such person as King David; but in recent years, archaeological evidence has been found in Egypt proving he was a real person.
The most common myth is the process of transformation from simple life forms to more complex life forms and also is the most studied one in schools.
One point of view: The ACCOUNT of Genesis, I suppose, shows 'binary opposition' in thecomparison of choices faced by Adam and Eve ...Obedience orDisobedience, Loyalty or Disloyalty, Life or Death.(Same principlesited at: Deuteronomy 30:19) *God, as the creator, had the right to set the standard and…boundaries for mankind, providing them everlasting life forever in paradise if obedient.(Genesis 2:17) *Satan wickedly put himself in God's place, offering opposingstandards, causing mankind to breach those boundaries, ultimatelyleading to death .(Genesis 3:1-5). . Whether it is a myth is an opinion since many learned scholarsfind accuracy and truth in the Book of Genesis. (MORE)
Just look up the myth you want to research, and you will find a whole list of websites. Or you can go to any library and find it there in a book. I'm sure they'll have it!
A: First it is necessary to establish that the story of Moses and the Exodus really is a myth. Some of the most compelling evidence for this is the discovery by archaeologists that the Israelites did not take over the Canaanite cities by force, as described in the Book of Joshua, but were actuall…y Canaanites who left the region of the rich coastal cities to settle in the hitherto sparsely populated hinterland. Further evidence comes from Egypt, where nothing in the considerable volume of Egyptian records ever mentions or implies that a large number of slaves had left the country. And too much of the biblical story is inconsistent with what we now know about history. Nearly all scholars now believe there never was an Exodus from Egypt as described in the Bible. Some of what we read in the story of the Exodus could point to an origin for what must now be recognised as a myth. Scholars have established that the early Israelites worshipped the same gods as their neighbours, except that a new God, known to them as YHWH (believed to be pronounced 'Yahweh') arrived around 1000 BCE, probably from the south. They have also found an Egyptian reference to a Midianite storm god, YHW. One hypothesis is that a small band of slaves really did escape from Egypt and was rescued in the desert by the Midianites. The slaves attributed their good fortune to YHW and adopted him as their patron god. Leaving the Midianites, they travelled north, where they met up with the Hebrew people of Judah, bringing news of their beneficent god. Whether or not one of these escapees had a name similar to 'Moses', this could well have been the origin of the myth about Moses and the Exodus. (MORE)
What is true about all origin myths is that they all are myths, they all are created to explain how something in the natural world originated when the creator of the myth did not know how something in the natural world originated, and some origin myths have been busted by modern science.
The myth of Bigfoot is cross cultural, and found in many different cultures from across the globe, although, of course, not everyone calls them "Bigfoot." The myth of a wild, hairy man is found even in Western European legends. Hairy trolls live under bridges, wild men, and perhaps even the Grendol …from the Beowulf poem, just to name a few common examples. There is even a painting called "The Nightmare" that shows a Bigfoot-like creature sitting on someone's chest as they sleep. Of course, there might be a few different reasons so many cultures have this myth... aside from it being a real creature. Perhaps, in ancient times we encountered more primitive humanoids (such as Neanderthal), and the memory of these primitive, hairy "ape-men" has been preserved through such legends. It could also be a similar way of passing down ancient memories of different species of other apes, such as Gigantopithecus. Present day areas that have strong Bigfoot myths include Canada, The United States, India, Tibet, China, many of the South-East Asian nations, Indonesia, and the Amazon region. (MORE)
A: With the passage of time, people sought to write down their myths and legends. Books like Genesis, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Odyssey and others are collections of those myths and legends. Having been written, they became scriptures for their respective religions.
OK, first off, the tooth fairy is a legend, not a myth. In early European cultures, it was a tradition to bury baby teeth that fell out. When a child's sixth tooth fell out, it was the custom for parents to slip a gift or money from the 'tooth fairy' under the child's pillow, but to leave the tooth …as a reward. In Germanic Europe there was also the tradition of the tann-fÃ© or 'tooth fee', which was paid when a child lost their first tooth. This tradition is recorded in writings as early as the Eddas, which are ancient epic poems from the early Germanic cultures and are the earliest written record of Norse and Northern Germanic traditions. (MORE)
The Japanese Creation myth basically talks about all the elements being combined and particles moving that cause a 'heaven' and an 'earth' to be formed. It then goes on to say the first 3 gods appeared [mysteriously]. After that it essentially goes on to talk about how they created everything on the… earth. The record of Creation taken from Genesis states that there was God. He has been there eternally [eternal God]. God then creates light, water, creatures, vegetation, man (Adam first, and later Eve), etc over a period of seven days. Everything was perfect [on earth] and God said it was 'very good'. But Satan, who was an angel (previously called Lucifer), fell and took a third of the angels with him. Satan then came and tempted man to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve ate it first, and then gave the fruit to Adam to eat. They then became sinful and were forced to leave the Garden of Eden (Which was later destroyed either before or during the Flood). Main Differences: Japanese Myth = The gods mysteriously appeared Genesis [Biblical] Record = God has always been there, an uncreated being (MORE)
Well I kinda know the answer but like in March and August I think. Oh well
i know that samal genisis is the people who atold us the creation of the world
It is history, unless you accept evolutionary theory as an explanation for how life's diversity came to be.
Banshees are believed to have been the guardian spirits of particular families or clans in old Ireland. Each clan had its own banshee. Their reputation for wailing comes from the fact that they did so to forecast a coming death in the family.
One can find that the myth of the money tree originates from Chinese legends. Money trees can be found as early as in the Han dynasty as money trees were excavated from Han tombs by archaeologists.
According to myth, Zeus heard a prophecy that stated that he would be overthrown by his newborn child around the time Athena's mother was pregnant. Worried, Zeus ate Athena's mother to prevent such prophecy from happening. When the baby was supposed to be born, Zeus got a splitting headache and aske…d Hephaestus to open his head with an axe, Hephaestus complied, and out popped Athena from her father's head, clothed in battle armor, clutching a spear and uttering a war cry. (MORE)
The Flying Dutchman myth consists of a mysterious sea-barring ship. It originated in the 17th century in Europe, and has sense spread around the world.
Alexandria's Genesis, also known as violet eyes, still exist andthose born with this mutation never grow facial, pubic, or bodyhair.
That he was nearly eaten after his birth by his father, the TitanCronus. However, he was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed himamong a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt,which she gave to Cronus to devour.
An origin myth is the attempt to explain why something is the wayit is. For instance, why a tiger has stripes, or why the sunappears to cross the sky, or why it rains. People make up storiesfor how the whole thing happened in the first place, and theybecome part of our mythology.