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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mythical Animals, Mythical Beasts

Exploring our human mythology to the mythical beast contemplation, I have concluded that we humans are a very curious bunch who prefer answers that either can be proven scientifically, or in some mythological realm of past wonderings. Then there is also the blind faith in a deity or deities that also enters in. Mostly I think we want to believe in other.

A considerable amount of mythology creatures appear in films and books nowadays, and it is most popular. That being said, perhaps the film makers and authors have just stumbled on the very commercial mindset of take-me-away-from the-present. Something akin to the commercialism of Christmas in July. Unicorns, Harpies, Cyclops, Centaurs, and other rich Greek mythology creatures consistently show up in today's arts, so they have to have some staying power from the great past.

I wonder what other breakthroughs will occur in the technological world which seems to have merged with mythology ("Avatar" is a great example). How long will it be before we can say "I see you" when we aren't using skype or other satellite video conferencing mechanisms? You know what I mean - will it happen in a baby boomer's lifetime?

2 comments:

tipslifeandtravels said...

This is fascinating, the unexplained always makes us wonder more.

I think the powers to be know more than they let on to.

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Monica - footloose said...

Love your comment about "know more than they let on."

Boomer Galaxy is a blog from a baby boomer, about this baby boomer era and all it's relations.