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Faerytales & Religion (Origin of Names)

Although it is true that primitive religions are bound to the host culture and cannot survive as a whole when exposed to other civilizations and religions, subtle glimpses of this type of culture can still be seen all over the world. Think about some of the fairy tales you heard growing up. What about some of the superstitious things we sometimes do? Do these things hint of primitive religion characteristics? In the ones that you know something about, are there any elements that have a kinship with those of primitive religions?

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If the most ancient and primitive cultures cannot survive as a whole - can parts of it survive as remnants in some of the surviving cultures we have today?

In other words - if one culture has really disappeared as they were (i.e. Aztec, Ancient Egyptian, Babylonian) - can parts of that culture still survive, carried on through generations by way of human adaptation? My easy answer to this question is yes. Our culture - our religion, our practices, our way of life, our language, cuisine, etc. - these all began somewhere, with our ancestors. Human beings are such that when we are introduced to great ideas, we adapt them to suit our own needs - be they about religion or about doing something in a much better and improved way. I want to help you with this by giving you an example this looks into ancient religions of the Romans and the Norse but is very relevant to something you and I are familiar with everyday.

Days of the Week: Example

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the fairytales and how they are connected to belief systems/religion. The solution is written to help the student in terms of reflecting and coming up with a paper on the subject with an example of the discussion of the origin of the name of Days of the present, tracing it to Roman and Norse origins. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.