By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, Barry L. Beyerstein
50 nice Myths of well known Psychology makes use of renowned myths as a automobile for supporting scholars and laypersons to tell apart technology from pseudoscience.
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Adonis in Art, Literature, and Everyday Life Because of his famous beauty and rather tragic love affairs with goddesses, Adonis has been the subject of many works of art. He is often paired with Aphrodite, called Venus in Roman mythology, as in the painting Venus and Adonis, created around 1555 by Titian. The story of the couple is also the subject of Shakespeare’s 1593 poem “Venus and Adonis,” as well as the John Blow opera of the same name, composed in the 1680s. While use of the term “Adonis” to refer to an attractive young man is common, the mythological Adonis appears only rarely in contemporary art.
Judeo-Christian: Related to the religious tradition shared by Judaism and Christianity. The faiths share a holy book, many fundamental principles, and a belief in a single, all-powerful god. matriarchal: Female-dominated. Often refers to societies in which a family’s name and property are passed down through the mother’s side of the family. mediator: A go-between. monotheism: The belief in a single god as opposed to many gods. mummification: The drying and preserving of a body to keep it from rotting after death.
Among the influences on their development were the mass movements of people that took place from time to time. About seven thousand years ago, the ancestors of the Khoisan people, an indigenous African group, began moving from the Sahara toward southern Africa. Five thousand years later, people who spoke Bantu languages began spreading out from Cameroon, on Africa’s west coast, until they eventually inhabited much of sub-Saharan Africa. Such migrations caused myths and legends to spread from group to group and led to a mixing of cultural beliefs.