Monster Essays - The Riddle of the Sphinx
The Riddle of the Sphinx
The study of myths probably began in the 4th century. BC. when Euthemerus
explained them as exaggerated adventures of historical individuals. The
allegorical interpretation of myths , stemming from the 18th century study ,
says that at one time myths were invented by wise men to point out a truth, but
after a time myths were taken literally. The linguistic corruption
interpretation says that myths could be understood as allegory for events found
in nature. The Jungians school denoted myths as a mechanism of wish fulfillment.
Sir James Frazer....