The world is the source of duality. Truth and Myths are playing against each other. No one is aware of the particular concept until and unless it is proven. Myths are particularly created just to engage people in the religion but, after getting engaged in the spiritual world, we must come out of mythical stories and delve into the core of religion. What is the origin of Mankind? What is the purpose of our life? These questions sound abstract but life is filled with absurdities and these kinds of myths enhance our conscience. Attaining the extremes while executing things just because of myths is a whimsical thing. These are some of the myths and mythological stories.
Zodiac Sign of China
The tradition behind the Chinese zodiac is quite interesting. What’s your Zodiac sign? In Western astrology, it’s a constellation specified by our birth date on the calendar. As per the Chinese zodiac system, It is based on the animal assigned to our birth year (shuxiang).
The Great Race is one of the most intriguing myths revolving around these animal symbols and their interpretation. This elegant myth is reported by Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen.
Psyche survived so aesthetically that she was revered as a new embodiment of the goddess of love, Venus. But human enthusiasts were extremely intimidated to address her, and Apollo proposed her father relinquish her on a crag where she would marry “a cruel and savage, serpent-like winged evil.” But the end of Psyche’s story was much more fascinating. Brendan Pelsue proposed the myth of Cupid and Psyche.
The belief of Oisín and the area of perpetual youth is a conventional hero’s journey. The protagonist comes out of his sphere of existence and witnesses an expedition. This story highlights a great change and returns in an accomplishment to their sense of heritage. But echtraí is the genre of Irish myths. The trip to the otherworld climaxes in a point of no retrieval. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth.
The most divine dance drama in Cambodia is “Moni Mekhala Ream Eyso.” It is a myth of lightning, rain, and thunder. In buong soung, it is performed every year. The explanation of the roots of lightning, rain, and thunder according to the Khmer people. Our life gets enriched after hearing this myth proposed by Prumsodun Ok.
Historical Egyptians thought that to become eternal after death, a soul must first legislate through a realm of enormous subways, lakes of flame, and mysterious entrances- the underworld. One needs to be educated. Egyptian “Book of the Dead” is described by Tejal Gala and she says, “A customized magic scroll written by the living to promote a smooth passage to the afterlife when they die.”
West African Mythology
When a spirit attempted to apprehend all the world’s reasoning- The spider trickster. A spider acquired the form of Anansi. The decision of collecting the entire world’s knowledge in a pot and utilizing it for his betterment. He did well and endeavored to conceal the pot at the top of the tree. The reason behind hiding it was, Nobody must find the treasure of wisdom. He tried to climb the tree by keeping the pot in front of him. He lost his grip several times. His son was also following him and suggested that instead of keeping that pot in the back would facilitate the endeavor. He then started implementing his son’s recommendation and suddenly the pot fell to the ground. Wisdom was gone and it got washed with a rainstorm and entered the river and from there to the oceans. Everyone in this world acquires a little bit of knowledge through that ocean.
Myths are many a time metaphors used to highlight and propagate delicate issues. We must consume them mythologically and try to find out their relevance to reality.