This article was authored by Will Hubbard. Will is the Vice President of Ratio Christi at Clemson University and is a junior majoring in Agricultural Mechanization.
“The myths that old men teach are truer than the facts young professors tell us.”-G.K. Chesterton
As I peruse that admirable volume of literature, Bullfinch’s Mythologies, which recounts the legends of classical Antiquity, I find that I am continually startled at how great our fathers really were at storytelling. Arguably with less information and supposedly with less intellect, they crafted the tales that have shaped humanity itself. It is incredible that the wild fantasies that the ancients purported should have lasted to this day at all, much less that they should be the primary foundation of our remembrances of pagan humanity.