Sacred Destination Paper

1,000 word minimum is ok.

Write a 1,000- to 1,250-word paper about a sacred place from a mythological story, preferable one we have read in this class.  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.


  • The relevance of this place and these objects to the culture which created them–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 citations and references consistent with APA guidelines

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