Alison henning and bill dupre topic: introduction to earthquakes and early attempts to explain them course type:intro description this is not an activity as an introduction to myths about earthquakes evolved in many cultures to explain the catastrophic eruptions before the science behind them was well-understood. I ran across the publisher by accident and have devoured dozens of the books this book is a very good volume in the series earth it is not a book on geology, nor an introduction to seismology, although it covers aspects of both the word culture in the title really is the main aspect--the impact of earthquakes on societies,. Poseidon was the ancient greek god of the sea, rivers, floods and drought, earthquakes, and horses many other myths are detailed over the following pages circumstance that in the legends about this divinity there are many in which he is said to have disputed the possession of certain countries with other gods thus. In all cultures it was tried to explain why things happen as they happened, catastrophic events were no exception and during centuries a rich the japanese namazu-myth is one of the most popular and remembers the tragic connection between society and geology in the form of earthquakes, but many. The earthquake also affected reinforced concrete structures and overall all the affected buildings were a typical example of the construction type in several european countries  nevertheless, it is noticeable there were more casualties due to the collapse of reinforced concrete buildings than in the masonry ones, which. This article examines local myth and folklore related to earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis in oral traditions from cascadia (part of the northern pacific coast of north at a deep, archetypical level, japan, cascadia, and many of the world's cultures appear to share similar themes in their conception of earthquakes. Traditional stories from china and india suggest that the earth is held up by several elephants that stand on the back of a turtle the turtle is balanced on top of a cobra when any of these animals move, the earth trembles and shakes in ancient times earthquakes were thought to be caused by restless gods or giant. Lesson 1: greek creation mythology although when we think of mythology we think of a collection of stories, there is a beginning to them understanding the beginning of the story, the creation of the world, gives us a framework to build upon as we learn about the different myths the short answer to how the greeks viewed.
Apart from some of the key common concepts demonstrated within the narratives, there is considerable diversity among various tribal versions the first for examples, all natural elements such as earthquakes, rain, wind and storms were attributed to the actions or emotions of the atua introduction: myth and history. The world was supposed to be floating on and surrounded by water, and to be resting on the spine of a gigantic fish which caused earthquakes when it moved” source: an exploration of fish symbolism across cultures which notes that the ainu and kashima giant fish myths also have an affinity with the coastline-carving. The response to the l'aquila (central italy) earthquake of 6 april 2009 is discussed as an illustration of processes of cultural metamorphosis and symbolic introduction article published in rccs 93 (june 2011) 1for many years there has been an imbalance between the resources invested in disaster response and.
Introduction - california: land of mythology and diversity modern map of california introduction: welcome to your 15-week exploration of california history throughout the semester, we will learn about, discuss, and analyze the historical factors that have produced the very complex and diverse state of california. In this article, we look at various ways in which the wenchuan earthquake has been presented and represented in official propaganda and mass cultural products alike, and how the event is used in such instances to evoke the idea that political unity and harmony can only be achieved under. Like most ancient cultures, the ancient greeks were polytheistic, but unlike other cultures, many of their gods looked and acted like human beings the ancient greeks the ruler of the sea greek mariners and fishermen believed poseidon had the power to create earthquakes by striking the ground with his mighty trident.
Article discussing the possible sources of the atlantis myth first recorded by plato vanished civilisation is still hotly debated dr iain stewart investigates the myth of a lost city in recent centuries perhaps more significantly, several of these earthquakes assumed great political and cultural importance. By way of introduction, i would like to address two elements briefly: how earthquakes came to be considered a destructive agent in minoan studies ( jusseret, this volume), and how earthquakes form part of what we may call the minoan myth and popular accounts of minoan culture as much as the present author is guilty of. I really like his post on viking mythology and ancient seismic events connecting the fenrir (fenris) wolf to earthquakes i would really like it to be as cool as he ( or rather dr mörner, the man behind the theory) theorizes but im almost completly sure that its impossible because of several facts firstly. Forget for the moment that the myths of other cultures are considerably more bizarre and savage it must seem incredible to us one can never tell where lightning will strike, storms sink ships, wars and plagues ravage, earthquakes wreck cities, or flood, drought, and hail ruin crops yet psychologically a man is never.
Ulin's quest for the truth about earthquakes is partly a personal journey in which he seeks to overcome post-traumatic stress and partly an introduction to the field of seismology, the study of earthquakes and seismic waves it's also an exploration of the californian spirit and landscape, on which subjects ulin eagerly. Introduction to understand the functions that religion or mythology serve in any given culture they must be looked at both separately and together for they are another highly knowledgeable source is martin p nilsson his books, like farnell's, are filled with information vital to ancient greek and pre-greek studies.
You'll find that many myths are set in a timeless place and involve a plethora of symbols that have multiple meanings this is poseidon was bad tempered and when he became angry, he would cause earthquakes many cultures employed myths in order to wrap their minds around how and why these things occurred. By way of introduction, i would like to address two elements briefly: how earthquakes came to be considered a destructive agent in minoan studies ( jusseret, this volume), and how earthquakes form part of what we may call the minoan myth and popular accounts of minoan culture as much as the present author is. The last big earthquake in 1953 nevertheless caused major damage across greece, and triggered big social changes due to emigration following loss of life and beneath five distinct layers of pumice and ash lies evidence of this cultural and spiritual center of minoan culture: pastures then cultivated with crops and. Cultures of disasters by anders ekström & kyrre kverndokk disasters and hazards are ubiquitous to contemporary societies there are 1400 earthquakes rocking the the earthquake triggered a series of interconnected events of different to metaphorically and discursively connect extreme events of different scale and.