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Mythology in Irish Drama and its impact on Cultural Identity

Mythology is a collection of beliefs and ideologies wrapped into stories which are passed down and studied from one generation to another and help to shape our morals and identity on both an individual and cultural level. In Irish performance pieces we find the influence of mythology which offer us a glimpse into the Irish […]



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China’s Five Element Theory

Fire, earth, metal, water, and wood; the five elements of traditional Chinese thought. They are the make up of the world, the phases of energy, a system of balance and order, and a never ending cycle. The Five Element Theory or Wu Xing is originally from Daoist beliefs and is one way of describing and […]



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