Same Stories Different Storytellers: Myth Patterns Across CivilizationsNatasha CoverPublished in 2018
Storytelling has existed since the dawn of mankind. Mythology was one of the earliest forms of storytelling.
Since the beginning of civilization mankind has used stories to explain that which they found inexplicable. They also used stories to communicate that which was most importan...
Myths and stories were told of their hopes and dreams, their fears and values. Examining those myths allows us to examine the beliefs of early cultures.
Yet, no matter how different these beliefs and cultures, similar stories were told time after time across different civilizations.
Similar characters or concepts appeared in the myths of societies who had no communication with one another.
These stories provide a look not only into different cultures, but into early mankind as a whole.
Exploring those common threads of mythology provides a look into the minds of men, and suggests certain stories or ideas are much more linked to the human DNA than we might think.