THE IDEA OF MAN AND DIVINITY IN ANTIQUITY PART II: The Aegean myths

Aleksandra Hołomej 1
1 - Uniwersytet Gdański
MAeS
2014; 15 (4):
ICID: 1138962
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
 
Myths have fascinated people since the most remote times. Gods and heroes appeared in
literature and art. The ancients used to explain the world through myths – natural phenomena,
the origin of Man, dependencies between different regions. Aegean myths are
seen to be particularly interesting in this aspect, since they show the intricate relationships
between Crete and Attica, which changed with the course of history.
Did the Labyrinth really exist? How can we explain the existence of a creature that was
half human, half bull? What was the thread of Ariadne? Why did the Athenian Daedalus,
a genius architect and constructor, end up in Crete? Answers to these and other questions
can be found in Aegean myths, which the author attempts to presents in the following
article.
DOI: 10.5604/20842937.1138962
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