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How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin? | cognition | Scoop.it
In the great mythological narrative of Homer's Odyssey, the hero lands on the island of Sicily, the home of a race of one-eyed monsters, the Cyclopes. Finding a cave filled with a flock of sheep, the hero and his men feast on one of the animals until they are rudely interrupted by the cave's furious owner. The Cyclops Polyphemus vents his anger by eating a couple of the intruders before blocking the cave's entrance with a giant boulder.

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McKenna, Abraham, Sheldrake - The Evolutionary Mind (1/3)

Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake - "The Evolutionary Mind" 1998
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Why Slenderman Works: The Internet Meme That Proves Our Need To Believe

Why Slenderman Works: The Internet Meme That Proves Our Need To Believe | cognition | Scoop.it
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Slenderman is an example of how a myth becomes a myth. Myth are important to us and fundamental to our society. We always have to feel like there is something bigger than us, something unexplained. This is called “The Big Other’. It can manifest into religion, aliens, conspiracy theories, unexplained phenomenon and creatures.
Read more at http://whatculture.com/history/why-slenderman-works-the-internet-meme-that-proves-our-need-to-believe.php#BgUW3cz2BTOMo30t.99

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