Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We Are All Related

Throughout history, animals have and always will play a major part in how we interperate and understand our world and ourselves. It is easy to see how we, as sensitive beings find parallels between our behavior and animals, and as such we have created myths and legends so as to both exaggerate and understand the actions of our ancestors and the actions we exhibit as a modern society. A few examples of this incursion of animals into mythology and life is; Romulus and Remus, the brothers raised by a wolf who founded Rome; Asena, a Turkish legend of the product of a blue maned she-wolf and a injured boy who becomes the leader and founder of the Ashına clan; Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves who becomes the leader of the jungle and finally Tarzan, a hero raised by apes.

It is only natural to assume that this tradition will continue to be a large factor in human history as we will always relate with them, for are we not all animals?