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MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA

What Do Myths Really Mean?

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Program #21391RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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From Homer's Odyssey to the legends of King Arthur to the countless stories told by Native Americans, myths are an important part of every culture throughout history. While everyone is familiar with myths and nearly everyone finds them interesting, they are often viewed as entertainment, but little more. Can it be that myths also express profound and complex truths which are fundamental to a way of life? If so, what is the meaning or meanings which lie behind these fascinating narratives--and how does one discover them? Can these meanings be usefully understood by those outside the society in which they originated?



Highlights

• Receive a basic introduction to mythology and experience vivid illustrations of mythic narratives.
• Explore different approaches to myth interpretation.
• Understand how practical applications of mythic themes can relate to present-day life.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

All facilities in one bulding, with approximately 300 yards walking required, a few stairs (elevator serves all areas). Outside areas are mountainous, with inclines and uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Montreat Conference Center.


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