Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Change of Myths

The practice and role of myths changes from religion to a story told to children to send them to sleep. When people first created myths they were thought of as fact. Over time it evolved into stories of entertainment. Stories like Percy Jackson and the Olympians or the Kane Chronicles.
When people hear the word myth most people think of Zeus and Hera. Those stories are myths but so are those of witches and wizards, or Ra and Anubis. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians are just some of the people who used myths to explain how people came to be, storms, disease, and war. These became a religion and people worshiped their pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. The same also applies to witches and wizards, if something happened that couldn’t be explained they got blamed. The difference is instead of being worshiped they were hunted and killed.
What changed was science. When scientific explanations were introduced people generally accepted them. This acceptance stopped the worship of the pantheons and the hunting of witches and wizards. They became stories and legends, told to entertain of to study ancient belief systems.
The practice and role of Myths changed from religion to stories. Not many people today still believe in the old myths and legends they are mostly used to entertain. In stories like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Intro to me!

My name is Joie Rene Jernigan. I'm 15 years old, and my birthday is December 29. I love reading, especially fantasy and sci fi. You can ask me almost any question about Harry Potter and I could answer either without help or with very little. Anything sci fi or fantasy I will probably likely. My favorite TV show is Doctor Who. The background for my blog is actually from the show. It is a written language that is mentioned in the show and shown quite a lot. I thought it would show off my more crazy side. I play volleyball, softball and throw discus and shot-put for track. This is my fifth year playing volleyball for the school, 3rd on varsity this club season will be my fourth, and my 3rd at Topselect. I play middle or right side. This will be my fourth year playing softball, my 3rd on varsity. I play 1st base, pitch or catch. This will be my 2nd year doing track, and 2nd on varsity. I have gone to LMP since the day it opened, and this is the only school I have ever been too. My favorite classes are Drama and Spanish. Spanish because leaning a new language is really interesting to me. I would like to study Egyptian when I am older. Drama is one of my favorites because I love acting and don’t have time to join thespians so it makes up for that. I have been in drama since 8th grade and LOVE it.