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Thread #168780 Message #4078099
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
03-Nov-20 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: city that sank into the sea
Subject: RE: Folklore: city that sank into the sea
It's interesting that there are so many of these tales. We are always reading that a people's myths are not mere fantasies, that they reflect deep beliefs. In this case, they reflect deep fear of the sea. And that's logical. The sea has great capacity for destruction.
I'm trying to think of modern-day equivalents. Of course, our fears are cloaked in pseudoscience and pseudosophistication, we having rejected fantasy as a basis for decisions. So many people are buying bottled water when city water is just as good or better. Why?
Gotta go. Any thoughts?