Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
www.yasambilimleridergisi.com
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
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1356270105 The Roles of Religions and Myths in Human Being’s Perception Seeking

Human beings have been been imagining the the belief of Supreme Being
since they have been stepped on the Earth. This vision of Supreme Being has been
changed in a symbolic form based on their own world according to the conditions,
ages and the cultures. The historical phenomen and heroes of this perception seeking
have been carried out their existence in every age and have become the contemporary
of the human beings of the every age. The Supreme Human Being took the place of
Supreme Being in the societies in which the religious beliefs were common during the
ages when the Supreme Being belief was decreasing. In modern times, this process
has been emerged according to the requirements of the modern man. The mythical
forms emerged and approved in due course have always been maintained their
importance as a value in every age as they have been covering the social chaange and
behaviour types.
The phenomenon of the societies that have been regarded as primitive and their
progression in the modern societies implicitly originated from the fact that human
existence is based on the same source. The myths in the primitive societies took part
as an education tool and in modern societies their roles have been carried out by the
national heroes, philopsophers and the opinion leaders. It has been observed that the
behaviours and the attitudes in the myths are the extension of the archaic behaviour
types that have been also continuing their existence in the rational structure of the
modern world if we compare. This process from the beginning of the humanity to the
today’s rational world, the requirements of the human beings never change.
The main aim of our study indicates that the myths and their beliefs that have been
associated with the primitive and the archaic societies also have been continuing their
existence in the daily life of the modern world and cover a large place and we try to
analyze this process in the history of the religions.