Myth and Psychology

Myth and Psychology
This is an essay for a Classical Civilization course, so I wasn’t sure whether to mark the subject field as History or Psychology. I feel that a Psychology grad would have a way easier time writing about the theories of Freud and Jung, so I’m submitting this under Psychology.

Essay Details

The topic of the essay is: “Two of the “founding fathers” of modern psychology, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, believed that the ancient myths symbolised fundamental truths about human nature. Summarise their theories.”

This is a research paper, so primary sources must be used. The essay instructions read: “Your essay should include several substantial quotations from primary sources – i.e., Greek and/or Roman writers – and the relevance of these quotations should be clearly and fully explained. You can find primary sources at
https://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook.asp”. The only sources you need to include in the bibliography are the primary sources.

It’s important that this essay is over 2,000 words.