Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
On-line version ISSN 1678-4669
SOUZA, Ana Amália Torres and ROCHA, Zeferino Jesus Barbosa. The beginning was the mythos: articulations between Myth, Psychoanalysis and Language. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.3, pp.199-206. ISSN 1678-4669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2009000300003.
In the present work are presented the main conceptions of myth, appeared during History of thoughts and systematized for several authors. It was given a special stand out to what Freud and Lacan said about myth and also about its articulation with psychoanalysis and we emphasize the strait relation between them and the language. When its affirmed that the unconscious is structures with language through a meaning action, and its confirmed that the myth is meaningful, it can be said that the unconscious structure itself is in a mythic dimension, in myth language. This way the myth is a knowledge that passes through us without our own perception as the unconscious. We conclude that the myth, literary language for excellence, has the function to tell the unspeakable, giving us a little bit of organization and providing a necessary rescue to the unconscious language.
Keywords : myth; language; psychoanalysis.