4 Theories of MythologyPaper Rating: Word Count: 632 Approx Pages: 3
There are four basic theories in mythology. These theories are the rational myth theory, the functional myth theory, the structural myth theory, and the psychological myth theory. The rational myth theory states that myths are created to explain natural events and forces. Functional myths are a type of myths that are created as a kind of social control. The structural myth theory states that myths are patterned after the human mind as well as human nature. The psychological myth states that myths are created based on human emotion.
Rational myth theory states that myths are made to better understand natural events and forces that occur in the everyday lives of people. This theory also explains that gods and goddesses controlled all of these happenings of nature. Creation myths from different cultures are all examples of rational myths. They explain how man was created and explain what god and g