To teach a lesson
Unite us in a holistic way to nature, our common stuff of existence
To put us to sleep
Bind us to all of humankind, to the universal human family (every story is our story)
Provoke curiosity and compel repetition
Provide a basis for hope and morality
Exactly the same as fables.
Stories with a message.
Explain how life began and how the world of nature began.
Very old stories passed on by spoken word.
Were originally in written form and then translated into spoken form.
Stories that give people a relationship to the universe.
It explains how a natural event occured.
It involves some supernatural power.
It explains how life started.
Must always feature the destruction of the earth.
They inspire and teach ethical lessons.
They provide wisdom for living a good life.
These stories inspire religious practices and festivals.
These stories entertain believers.
The myth of a disastrous and widespread flood is only found in Christianity and Judaism.
The myth of a disastrous and widespread flood is found in many cultures of the world.
Survivors: A few people survive because they are good.
Egg: A cosmic egg.
Cause: The flood is humankind's punishment.
Harmony: Human beings who live in harmony with anaimals.
Disagreement: A disagreement between gods and humans.
Signs: There's a sign of hope, e.g., a rainbow, to show that life will go on.
Size: The flood covers the whole land or world.
According to their form.
According to their purpose.
According to how they make the audience laugh.
According to their features.
According to their basis of fact or opinion.
According to their audience.
According to their style.
The sacred text of Christianity and Judaism.
A book written by God.
A religious history of Israel.
A collection of literary forms about the relationship beween God and the Israelites.
St Paul's letter to the Corinthians
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