Sunday, September 2, 2012

Part 1: Myths, Legends and Tales (Self-Administered Test True or False)

Dr. Abe V. Rotor

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DZRB 738 AM Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms. Melly C. Tenorio, 

Monday to Friday, 8 to 9 Evening Class


Part 1 – Myths, Legends and Tales
Self-Administered Test (True or False)

 Birth of Venus

  1. Ati-atihan and Moriones have a common origin; both are ethnic and myths.  
  2. The Loch Ness monster of Scotland and the Champ (America’s counterpart of the Loch Ness ) are thought to be living prehistoric beasts that survived the annihilation of the giant reptiles.  
  3. There is really a winged dragon – biologically speaking that is, it does exist and is still found in the wilderness today.  
  4. There have been sightings of UFOs in many parts of the world; from these testimonies, we are certain we are regularly visited by creatures of outer space. 
  5. Ceres is goddess of the sea that is why she is called Ceres.
  6. The Iliad is the sequel of Odyssey. 
  7. Orpheus is the musician with a lyre who joined Ulysses in Odessey, made a trip to the underworld, and when he wanted to go back to earth with his loved one,  Eurydice, Pluto warned them never to look back – but they did – and were doomed.   
  8. Dracula, the most popular vampire is believed to have originated from RomaniaEastern Europe, but the curse is feared thoughout the European continent.  
  9. Actually, according to medical research, there is a rare genetic disorder called congenital erythropoeitic porphyria caused by inbreeding at the end of the Middle Ages in eastern and central Europe that make the sufferers avoid sunlight.  
  10. Premature burial of people suffering of catalepsy (trance-state) explains why exhumed corpses would not have deteriorated as much as expected.
  11. The Chinese version of a vampire is less frightening than the European version. 
  12. The whole idea of a vampire is relegated entirely to fiction, no person would even believe it otherwise. 
  13. The abominable snowman actually exists. Sir Edmund Hillary, the first white man to reach the summit of Everest encountered the creature personally. 

    Scalp of Yeti, the Abominable Snowman (below) 

    Abominable Snowman
  14. The Greek mythological beast Centaur is equivalent to our tikbalang, except that the Centaur has the head of a man and body of a horse.
  15. Anyone who opens a Pandora ’s Box will suffer the ills of life without hope of recovering.
  16. Prometheus disobeyed Zeus; he brought fire to man – which made the difference between man and other creatures. 
  17. Actually the gods and goddesses on Mt. Olympus did not agree that man should be given fire because he will be killing animals, melt gold and silver into coins, and start selling and buying things, make war.  It is a terrible thing, indeed. 
  18. The terms Medusa, Hydra and Cyclops are Greek mythological beasts which are biological terms today. 
  19.  Garlic and salt are believed to keep evil spirits away not only a belief among Filipinos but Americans and Europeans as well.
  20. Daedalus and Icarus left Crete by flying. Daedalus flew near the sun and his wings made of wax melted, and he plunged into the Mediterranean. 
  21. Labyrinth is a mythological structure which serves to symbolize a very complicated situation where it is almost impossible for us to find exit. 
  22. If misfortune befalls on you, think of a creature that rises from the ashes – and in no time you will recover.  This creature is the Sphinx.  
  23. Narcissism is a psychological disorder that has led to the ruin of many lives, especially young men and women. 
  24. Oedipus complex is the desire, most readily expressed in sexual terms, of a son for his mother with a consequential rivalry between the son and his father, a complex which may appear later in life as seeking a mother image in relations with other women.  This is also true between a daughter to her father. 
  25. Pygmalion, a sculptor made a marble statue of a most beautiful woman, asked Venus to give him a wife as beautiful as his masterpiece.  Pygmalion can be compared with Professor Higgins of My Fair Lady.

Pygmalion and Galatee

Answers: 1f, 2t, 3t - One of them is Draco rizali, named after our own hero, 4f, 5f - Ceres, cereals are named after. 6f, 7t, 8t, 9t, 10t, 11f - The Chinese vampire has glaring eyes, long claws, covered with greenish white hair, and can fly.  12f - Gilles de Rais who fought with Joan of Arc drank blood, Countess Elisabeth Bathory bathed in human blood, Marcello Costa of Brazil killed 14 boys drunk their blood to make him as handsome as his victims. , 13f, 14t, 15f - At the bottom of the box is Hope. 16t, 17t, 18t, 19t, 20f - iut was Icarus, 21t, 22f - Phoenix. 23t, 24f - rivalry of son and father, 25t  

Acknowledgement: Photo credit Wikipedia

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