Tag Archives: Mircea Eliade

Our Cosmic New Year’s Mythology and Rituals

Modern Christmas is family-oriented and religiously solemn, while New Year’s is more festive and we tend to spend it with friends rather than relatives. But it has become so festive that we have largely forgotten how serious a matter New … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving as Mythmaking in Action

Just about every ancient people had an etiological creation myth explaining how their society came about and why it is special and favored by the gods. The ancient Greeks had a variety of them. In a lesser-known myth, contained in Plato’s … Continue reading

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