The Impact of the Myth on the Creation of Identity and Sense of Place

Nastaran Valipoor


Sense of belonging means people’s mental perception from the environment and their more and less conscious emotions from the environment surrounding them that put the person in an inherent relationship with the environment so that the person’s understanding and emotion get linked and integrated with the field of meaning of the environment. Iranian arts and culture has fostered its myths during various periods of history and in every period of history, by getting influenced by the available fields and backgrounds played an important role in a conscious orientation in creating myths. In the meantime, after the advent of Islam in Iran, due to the role of myths and symbols to create unity among Iranian and Islamic culture, the transmutation of myths and symbols can be seen to create unity among Iranian and Islamic culture. According to the myths’ roles in the past and present life of culture, arts and architecture of Iranian society, investigation of how and why the symbolism based on Iranian mythology and investigation of the optimal orientation of Iranian society seem to be important in this case.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s2p209

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