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The Greek Myths, Part 2

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This engrossing study shows how ancient man developed myths to explain natural phenomena as well as religious, moral, and psychological problems. The myth of Narcissus is a shrewd psychological diagnosis; the myth of Typhoeus is an attempt to explain volcanoes; the story of Hyperion and Phaethon relates to a possible solar disturbance.

Note: This is part 2 of a series of 2 parts.


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Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

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  • Release date: February 3, 2009
  • Duration: 00:25:02
  • Number of parts: 1

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Instructional

    Languages

    English

    This engrossing study shows how ancient man developed myths to explain natural phenomena as well as religious, moral, and psychological problems. The myth of Narcissus is a shrewd psychological diagnosis; the myth of Typhoeus is an attempt to explain volcanoes; the story of Hyperion and Phaethon relates to a possible solar disturbance.

    Note: This is part 2 of a series of 2 parts.


    Expand title description text