Religious studies’ Deepak Sarma discusses significance of ancient myths

Eclipse history lesson: What myths tell us about ancient civilizations and their expertise

cleveland.comDeepak Sarma, professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, talked about how ancient societies could only explain a solar eclipse by retelling myths, passed down through generations, to entertain and reassure. “The idea that there might be stories that are really part of human consciousness is interesting, right? And it brings us together in such an interesting and beautiful way,” Sarma said.