Minimum of 175 words:

Consider the creation myths we’ve read/watched this week.

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Why do you think there are so many similarities in the themes of various creation myths? 

Why, for example, are there so many flood myths? 

What do these myths teach us about the cultures that created them? Refer to at least one creation myth with a few descriptive details to support your answer.


You and your friend volunteer at your local library. You are planning a special program on mythology and its relevance in the modern world for a visiting group of seventh graders.

This assignment will allow you to demonstrate how effectively you can compare and contrast mythological themes common among various cultures (Course Learning Outcome #1).

Write a 525- to 700-word student handout in which you answer the following questions:

  • How is the word myth used in popular culture? For example, what does the statement, “It’s a myth” mean? In contrast, how is the word myth used in the academic context?
  • What are the most common mythological themes across different cultures?
  • Why do myths from different cultures around the world address such similar or universal themes? Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of humankind.
  • What are creation myths, and what purpose do they serve? What similar themes appear in creation myths across cultures?
  • Include a reference page at the end of your handout. Use a citation generator, such as the Reference & Citation Generator in the Center for Writing Excellence, for guidance on formatting your reference list using APA format. Don’t worry about perfection. If you make a mistake, your faculty member can help, so please let your faculty member know if you have any questions.


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