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Data analysis of four hundred versions of Little Red Riding Hood. A computer analysis of the texts of more than 400 Dutch versions of Little Red Riding Hood from the 18th century up to now provides more insight into the evolution of this fairy tale.

Data analysis of four hundred versions of Little Red Riding Hood

The computational ethnologist Folgert Karsdorp and the language technologist Antal van den Bosch of Radboud University studied the story and the way in which the various versions form a network with one another. Karsdorp and Van den Bosch show that each new text gradually alters the fairy tale and almost always refers back to its immediate predecessors. Roughly speaking, this happens about once every 20 years. Relationships. Scientist Tracks the Movement and Evolution of Ancient Myths Across Continents.

“A Cosmic Hunt in the Berber Sky: A Phylogenetic Reconstruction of Palaeolithic Mythology” Psychologist Carl Jung believed that many cultures across the globe produced similar myths due to a sort of unified subconscious, the idea that deep down in our collective psyche, we all embraced the same symbols in an effort to explain the world.

Scientist Tracks the Movement and Evolution of Ancient Myths Across Continents

But what if it were far more simple than that? What if these linked myths merely migrated along with the people who told them? One scientist has provided strong evidence to that tune, piecing together together a global mythic tapestry that is thousands of years in the making. If that were the case, Cosmic Hunt stories would pop up everywhere. This led d’Huy to create a phylogenetic model, more commonly used by biologists to track evolution, to create a myth tree that tracked the evolution of a single story. Other myths were also tested using this model, yielding fascinating results. Read more about Julien d’Huy’s research over at Scientific American. Scientists Trace Society's Myths to Primordial Origins. The Greek version of a familiar myth starts with Artemis, goddess of the hunt and fierce protectress of innocent young women.

Scientists Trace Society's Myths to Primordial Origins

Artemis demands that Callisto, “the most beautiful,” and her other handmaidens take a vow of chastity. Zeus tricks Callisto into giving up her virginity, and she gives birth to a son, Arcas. Zeus’ jealous wife, Hera, turns Callisto into a bear and banishes her to the mountains. Meanwhile Arcas grows up to become a hunter and one day happens on a bear that greets him with outstretched arms. 9 Maltese Monsters Straight Out Of Your Nightmares - Lovin Malta. Just when you thought it was safe to go outside (or inside, or anywhere really).

9 Maltese Monsters Straight Out Of Your Nightmares - Lovin Malta

Malta is a magical place in many ways. Our island is rich in history, surrounded by a beautiful sea and crammed with archeological and architectural gems. Snow Leopard ConservancySnow Leopard Conservancy. By Dr.

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John Mock 2004 Pari are female supernatural denizens of the high mountains. People in Pakistan, Afghanistan, north India and throughout Central Asia are familiar with pari. MrPsMythopedia - Home. Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees. 290Share13.8K The romantic lives of mythical gods (Greek, Egyptian, Norse, and otherwise) are often complicated and dramatic.

Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees

With frequent affairs and backstabbings, mythology could give any soap opera a run for its money. Sometimes when reading myths, it's easy to get your wires crossed about who's dating whom and whose parents are whose. Encyclopedia Mythica. Religious Architecture, Temples and Floor Plans. Gnostic Society Library. Almost all of the several dozen internet sites with collections of texts similar to our own obtained their material by directly or indirectly copying some files present at the Gnosis Archive.

Gnostic Society Library

Ours was perhaps the first major collection of such texts to appear on "the web" in 1994, and thus has served as a source for others creating "their own" collections. Joseph Campbell Foundation. 48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Storytelling. Photo by “Folkstory” features Joseph Campbell (left) with Jonathan Young, via Wikimedia Commons.

48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Storytelling

You may not be interested in politics, they say, but politics is interested in you. The same, if you believe famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, goes for myth: far from explaining only the origin of the world as believed by extinct societies, it can explain the power of stories we enjoy today — up to and including Star Wars. The man behind PBS’ well-known series The Power of Myth left behind many words in many formats telling us precisely why, and now you can hear a fair few of them — 48 hours worth — for free on this Spotify playlist.

Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, page 1. Page 1 edited and/or translated by D.

Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, page 1

L. SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Annotated Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Books and Illustrations. Hero's journey. "A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler © 1985 “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”

hero's journey

In the long run, one of the most influential books of the 20th century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell’s THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. The book and the ideas in it are having a major impact on writing and story-telling, but above all on movie-making. Mithras in Acta Iranica. Map Of The Evolution Of Religions. Mythology Magazine - Home.