Myth and Ritual: An Empirical Approach

  title={Myth and Ritual: An Empirical Approach},
  author={Noel K. Weeks},
  journal={Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions},
  • Noel K. Weeks
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions
Examples where a ritual has a clear connection to a myth are actually rare in the ANE , with the exception of Egypt, yet they provide the best evidence for the connection between the two. Comparison of examples does not support some previous generalisations about the connection of myth and ritual but rather raises the possibility that the connection varies with culture and period. Further the myths involved are often different to the myths known from the literary tradition, raising the… Expand