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I got my comparison of flood myths done and turned in. It was quite interesting, although I would have preferred not to be limited to the four cultures presented (Hindu, Greco-Roman, Sumerian, and Hebrew). The creation myths are even more interesting to me, as would be a comparison of dying gods. But those weren’t assigned. Oh well.
As expected, at least one of my classmates had to toss Christianity into his essay, refusing to understand that all of the myths presented were PRE-Christian.
I just want to say that any professor assigning the Rig Veda to people with no previous exposure to Hindi mythology NEEDS to use an annotated version.
Now it’s on to more Gilgamesh, The Analects of Confucius, Chinese poems, Hebrew psalms, Egyptian love poems, and The Ramayana Of Valmiki. Then the Odyssey. And the test is tomorrow at 9 am.
After I get past the test, I need to catch up on the various writing assignments—I decided to stop trying to do them first.