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2003

Carroll College

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The Word Of God Language In Creation Myth, Carolyn Parrish Apr 2003

The Word Of God Language In Creation Myth, Carolyn Parrish

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

The study of both mythology and language has become increasingly critical in a multicultural, globalized world. Mythology embodies the worldview of its culture of origin and language communicates that worldview to others. Consequently, much has been written on the origin of both language and myth and on the linguistic style of certain myths. However, in cultures around the world, language is used not only to communicate myths, but is often a key player within them. Examining the treatment of language as a separate, unique entity in myths, and especially in creation myths, can reveal much about how ancient mythmakers viewed ...