Monday, May 27, 2013

Myth Class


Medusa on a Shield in Nymphenburg Statue Garden 

"If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then mythology has no claim to the appellation. But if that which tends to make us happier and better can be called useful then we claim that epithet for our subject. For mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness."
Thomas Bulfinch

I am taking a Coursera class about Greek and Roman myths. It is different than taking actual university classes because there is very little stress associated with it. I recently earned a Biology degree but I prefer to study myths. I used to have a blog with over 400 posts almost exclusively devoted to the Bible because I enjoyed analyzing familiar myths. I found that many of the Bible stories are really calendars in disguise.

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