Unit 5 The Social Significance

Flashcard maker : Matthew Carle
Polytheism
The belief in more than one god
Examples of Sacred Myths
Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism
Primitive Myths
explain the natural world
Examples of Place and Object Myths
Constellations, Fountain of Youth, and The Holy Grail
Monotheism
worship of a god who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent
Nuremberg Chronicle
tells the history of
the world through a biblical view
Tecucistecatl
city built around a myth
ethnogenesis
common ancestry
Egyptian
believed their leaders were the embodiment of a god
Powers of Nature
The I-Ching consisted of 8 trigrams that represented these
Hawaii
origin of a volcano legend of a deity’s bad temper
Japanese and Incan
these cultures’ royal families were descendants of the sun deity
Aurora Borealis
the spirits of the dead playing football with a walrus skull
Nectar
gave immortality to those who drink it
Valhalla
made up of spears and shields
False
In monotheistic societies, the gods and goddesses often walk among men.
False
Pagan myths are usually characterized by omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent deities.
True
\”Place and Object\” myths exist in monotheistic and polytheistic societies.
True
Myths and legends unite cultures by giving people a shared purpose and common belief.
True
The Nuremberg Chronicle tells the history of the world based on the sacred myths in the Bible.
False
The Chinese trace their ancestral line to the Avatar of Manu.
False
Fu Xi and his sister were the only survivors after a great earthquake.
True
Viking culture glorified battle.
True
When children play make-believe, they are often dramatizing myths and legends.
False
Bogeyman legends were created to frighten children.

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