Myths Of Origin And Their Cultural Implications In The Tigania Community Of Meru County

ABSTRACT

This study seeks to examine mythology in six selected myths of origin from the

Tigania community of Meru County. Myths of origin in this study refer to all

kinds of prose narratives including ordinary animal tales and stories of people.

These tales are sacred and religious in nature while mythical characters are

believed to be characters or beings that once lived when gods used to live on

earth. Mythical characters are regarded as half men and half gods who would also

be heroic in nature or founders of the tribes from which they hailed. The study

aimed at examining the major tenets of myths, evaluating how characterization

and stylistic aspects effectively communicate the notion of myths, and analyzing

the relevance of myths of origin in Tigania community. The study is guided by

functionalism theory, feminism theory and stylistic approach. The researcher

employed a descriptive cross-sectional study approach, and data was collected

from both primary and secondary sources. It was later analyzed and synthesized

for presentation as a project. The findings of this study include the following:

Characterisation and style have been effective in the communication of myths.

Character formation and building have been enhanced by myths. Myths have also

been found to be a rich repertoire of knowledge at the same time enhancing the

community‟s religion and culture. Myths of origin have further enhanced

cohesion, integration and social stability in the community. This study

recommends another study on the future of myths of origin and a comparative

study to shed light on how these myths of origin differ from other myths. It is also

recommended that a study be carried out to explore how oral literature in general

could be useful in confronting issues affecting communities in the 21st century.

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APA

PRISCILA, R (2021). Myths Of Origin And Their Cultural Implications In The Tigania Community Of Meru County. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/myths-of-origin-and-their-cultural-implications-in-the-tigania-community-of-meru-county

MLA 8th

PRISCILA, RUKUNGA "Myths Of Origin And Their Cultural Implications In The Tigania Community Of Meru County" Afribary. Afribary, 02 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/myths-of-origin-and-their-cultural-implications-in-the-tigania-community-of-meru-county. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

MLA7

PRISCILA, RUKUNGA . "Myths Of Origin And Their Cultural Implications In The Tigania Community Of Meru County". Afribary, Afribary, 02 Jun. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/myths-of-origin-and-their-cultural-implications-in-the-tigania-community-of-meru-county >.

Chicago

PRISCILA, RUKUNGA . "Myths Of Origin And Their Cultural Implications In The Tigania Community Of Meru County" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/myths-of-origin-and-their-cultural-implications-in-the-tigania-community-of-meru-county