A Trip Down Mythology Lane

chrissy@uow

Coming up with an idea for my individual autoethnographic study was a long and frustrating process. There were more ideas than I could make sense of and I may have strayed off the autoethnographic path more than once. So I decided to start from scratch.

Ellis (2011), describes Autoethnography as an approach to research that seeks to describe and systematically analyse one’s personal experience in order to understand a new cultural experience – therefore I needed to find common ground.

I decided to first look into my own culture. As a first generation Australian born Greek I have grown up in a hybrid of modern and traditional teachings, and have always had a strong fascination in regards to ancient history and more specifically mythology due to the strong role it plays in ancient Greek societies. As deities such as the well known Olympic gods are not exactly taught in any…

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