Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of October 3rd, 2021! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Mythology - Creation Myths,” created by Toad (fobsux).
The assignment is as follows:
A common type of myth found in almost every culture is a “creation myth”. This is a myth that explains how life, Earth, and the universe itself came to be. Often, the myth is not taken literally, instead metaphorically. The aim of creation myths is to answer questions about life, such as “How were people created?” and “How did the universe start?”.
Throughout different cultures, there are similar motifs or features that are found in creation myths. This includes the universe coming from chaos or the void, land forming from a limitless ocean, and even a cosmic egg through which deities or beings emerge.
Write your own creation myth explaining how the universe or Earth was created! You can use any of the features mentioned or get inspiration from already existing myths, or you can come up with something entirely on your own.
Please write a minimum of five complete and original sentences to get ACs! Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, October 10th, 2021. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, or Head of Academics on Discord.
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