Write a 1,000- to 1,250-word paper about a sacred place from a mythological story. This place probably does not actually exist in the sense that any person can physically visit it, but is “real” in the mythological sense.
Include the following in your paper:
- The mythological origins, history, and functions of the place
- Any sacred objects and attributes associated with the deities and mythological origins of this place, for example, Apollo’s snake and lyre, or Buddha’s bodhi tree. Discuss the symbolism of these objects as used by contemporary people and cultures.
- A comparison of this place to those that serve similar functions in other cultures, for example, mountain tops, temples, burial sites or memorials, and so on
- The relevance of this place and these objects in contemporary culture, What significance do these places or things hold in the minds and emotions of the people? How do these places or things connect to mythological stories from that culture? What is the role of place and the associated objects?
Format your images, citations, and references according to the appropriate course level APA guidelines.