نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the leading scholars in the field of history of religions is Mircea
Eliade, who lived in France and England for the last decade of his life.
Although mythologists believe that myth has various functions,
according to Eliade myth is always an account of creation. It tells how
creation has begun and how it will accomplish. Therefore myth has a
close relation with ontology. It speaks of primordial realities, of what
really happened, and what was fully manifested. Eliade believes that
the reality is the sacred, which pre-eminently is real. His analysis is
based on the distinction between the sacred and the profane.
This article mentions Eliade's perspectives within a variety of
academic fields, including mythology, philosophy of religion, and
religious study, and surveys the relation between religion and myth.
Finally, it discusses about mythic- symbolic characteristics of religions.