Monday, August 20, 2012

ΜYTHOLOGY


MYTHOLOGY & HISTORY : ΤΗΕ MONOZYGOTIC TWINS

Mythology is considered very important for any ancient or modern culture and myths play a vital role in the Greek culture.
The myth, from the Greek word μύθος means speech, thought, advice or even order. It never had the meaning of something unreal but at the 19th century some tried and managed to convince people even nowadays that myth means an unreal story, a rumor. The reason why they did that is because the myths are a very good source of knowledge, of ethics, of moral lessons, things that the worldwide propaganda centers and those who really rule this world wouldnt allow to people and specifically to young people to learn about. If people were studying mythology with the right way, understanding what myths really teach, they would be spiritually awoken and ruin the system’s plans for a global economical and pseudo-ethical domination.

EDUCATION THROUGH MYTHS

The mythology, the twin sister of history, must not be considered as a product of fantasy but as a science that examines real historical facts, facts more important for a society and a culture than the result of a war as most of the time history does. Mythology tries to explain those events and parts of the history that human’s mind is hard to understand or accept from scary monsters and humanoid creatures with supernatural powers to weird natural phenomena and parts of religion and theology.
For the ancient Greeks, mythology was a major field of study, a must for teenagers and adults. Whoever didn’t have an advanced knowledge of mythology was considered uneducated, useless for the society, barbarian. The myths’ heroes, people who had the ‘’luck’’ to meet, contact and most of the times fight with monsters and other creatures, through their achievements, played a very important role to people’s education. The citizens wanted to be like them, to have their bravery, their character, their ethic way of living, so they would also write their name at history one day because of their achievements. Mythology made them motivated to be better warriors, better parents and better people.

The most important books of mythology (mytho-history) are considered the two Homer’s masterpieces, the Iliad and the Odyssey. For some dark ages of modern times (mostly from 18th to 19th century) there was the idea that those books contain unreal events, Homer’s fantasies, for some still this idea exists, but the discovery of many archaeological elements, from the ruins of Troy to weapons and armor of that period of time, jewels, objects and palaces (and many more that are not known to the public) confirmed that Homer described real historical events, as every myth does, usually with the difference that the mythology adds a moral lesson at the event it describes where often history strictly stays at the description.

VALUE OF MYTHS

By considering them as real historical events, we must study and examine them carefully but the most important is to understand and learn by the moral lessons of the myths, and use them in our daily life so we will become better people. By being better people we make our world better, a world that will have free, independent and educated people, ethics and pride.