OSHR 3181 - Ye Gods! Mythologies from Ancient Sumer, Egypt, and Greece, and possibly Alesund, Norway (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Imagine, if you will, dysfunctional family gods roaming about the Earth, interfering with humans, inserting themselves into the evolution of mankind, and radically imposing themselves upon just about everything. And then, for wholly unimagined reasons, these gods and goddesses wandered off a few thousand years ago, and quit interfering with humankind. This is in fact, pretty much what our ancient ancestors imagined. But then it’s as if they never really left, what with art in the last several hundred years continuing to retell their stories in every imaginable way. It must be something they said or did.
Join us for a look at several notable ancient civilizations, and the wondrous mythologies they created.

Suggested Reading: Heir Apparent, a novel, available for reading at no cost: www.halexandria.org/dward527.htm

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Dan Ward

Dan S. Ward, has a Bachelor of Engineering Science and a Ph.D., in Nuclear Physics. He has taught science and engineering at Colorado State University and the University of Texas, and currently teaches geopolitics, ancient and classical history, mythology, and astronomy at Osher.