Mythical Analyses

  • Marià Corbí
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 14)


This section studies myths as axiological systems constructed with the purpose of collective programming. It analyses the key myths from the Sumerian-Babylonian-Assyrian societies. It also addresses Christian mythology as another instance of agrarian-authoritarian mythology. Analysing cultures that fall outside our own tradition allows us to work with more impartiality. Further on, we can apply them – also impartially – towards the comprehension of Christian mythological structures. We analyse the key myths: those referring to authority and those referring to cultivation. We analyse these great myths in order to learn how these peoples constructed their collective axiological programming so successfully that it lasted, with slight alterations, for nearly four thousand years. Knowing how our ancestors built, in order to know how to build, is part of what we have labelled axiological epistemology.

We also analyse the myths ‘EnûmaElish’, ‘Inanna’s Descentto the Nether World’, and the ‘Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed’.


Nether World Deep Structure Collective Programming Absolute Dimension Superficial Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marià Corbí
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  1. 1.ESADE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain

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