Mythology and Religion: Eastern Religions w/Kevin (9th/10th, Fall)
Storytelling is one of the cornerstones of both Myth and Religion. Through telling stories, a people begins to foster the overarching ideology of their culture and clan. In this class students will explore myths and spiritual beliefs from Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. The class will first focus on myths and stories of the indigenous people of Australia and Pacific Islands. As the term progresses students will explore the stories and belief structures of Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism.