Eschatology

Entertainment / Literature / Eschatology: The branch of religious philosophy or theology focusing on the end of time, the afterlife, and the Last Judgment. See discussion under eschatological narrative.

Allegory

Entertainment / Literature / Allegory: The word derives from the Greek allegoria (speaking otherwise'). The term loosely describes any writing in verse or prose that has a double meaning. This narrative acts as an extended metaphor in whic MORE

Myth

Entertainment / Literature / Myth: While common English usage often equates 'myth' with 'falsehood,' scholars use the term slightly differently. A myth is a traditional tale of deep cultural significance to a people in terms of etiolog MORE

Scatology

Entertainment / Literature / Scatology: Not to be confused with eschatology, scatology refers to so-called 'potty-humor'--jokes or stories dealing with feces designed to elicit either laughter or disgust. Anthropologists have noted that sca MORE

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