Mythology is the collection of myths which may be cultural, religious or traditional. They express beliefs and values of a certain group of people. Mythological movies are quite captivating and they are a reminder of historical events. For example a movie based on Egyptian gods gives a lot of highlights on the historical events of Egypt.
Mythological movies enable us to learn about many important lessons. For example the famous story of Daedalus and Icarus teaches children about the importance of obeying their elders. Daedalus, the father of Icarus, had warned his son not fly near the sun but he refused to obey. So when he got too close to the sun, the wax that was holding the wings to his body melted and he fell to the ground and died.
We also get to learn other lessons in life like how to manage anger as narrated in the mythological movie called Hercules. In a moment of anger caused by someone else, he kills his entire family. A little untamed action could lead to a spell of disaster.
Why Do We Enjoy Mythological Movies
Some mythological movies are very popular and interesting. Some of them are animated to help young children to understand them. A movie like Princess Mononoke speaks highly about the benefits of forest conservation and the consequences that come about as a result of forest destructions. Mulan also has an animated version for children and has a lot of content about the history of China. Children are better able to understand these stories as they are narrated in easy and interesting versions. Quite a number of adults enjoy these kind of animated movies because they are fun to watch.
Every movie has a story, a good lesson and take home points.
Best Movie: Daedalus and Icarus
Daedalus was an extremely creative man. He was so talented in arts and was a great architect of his time. He lived in Crete Island with his son Icarus. One day the king became so angry with Daedalus that he threw both father and son in jail. Daedalus observed some birds as they were flying in the air and he knew that the only way he would get out of jail was by flying like those birds. He gathered feathers and made some big wings. He then decided to fix them on to their bodies with wax. He taught his son to fly but gave him stern warnings. He warned him against flying too high as the wings would fall from the melting of the wax or too low to avoid the wax from getting too damp.
They flew off and initially, Icarus obeyed his father’s command but in excitement, he went very close to the sun and as a result the wax melted and he fell off into the sea and died. Daedalus was saddened by the loss of his son, but he continued with his journey to a place called Sicily where he mourned for his son and built a temple.