PART I: Mythology: Man?s Shelter From the Unknown

Since the start of time nature?s song has resounded throughout creation. It is an eerie song, one of life and death, inextricable disorder and soothing serenity. Alone in the wilderness, accompanied only by life?s primordial symphony and the beating of his heart, however, the hymn took on a new and unquestionable form to primitive man. As the symphony echoed in early man?s ears, he interpreted only one thing, a song of uncertainty and helplessness. Primal man?s entire surroundings were a place of foreboding where behind every shadow there lay some new danger ready to make him his prey or a natural occurrence taunting his curiosity with mystery.

In a seemingly hostile world, mankind felt cold and desolate. Tortured by both unknown dangers and an instinctual curiosity, man yearned for answers. Thus in his search for answers and protection, man?s imagination transformed the predators in the shadows into beings he could relate with and made it clear that another being must had rattled the earth during the last earthquake. These ideas gave primitive man a sense of security and assurance, no longer were they torn apart by fears and daunting mysteries.

As time

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