The COVID-19 Saga: Myths, Allegories and the Aftermath for Contemporary and Future Practice
Andreas S. Papazoglou1, Christos Tsagkaris2, 3, Dimitrios V. Moysidis1, Athanasios Alexiou3, *, Georgios Vourvoulakis4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2021
First Page: 498
Last Page: 500
Publisher Id: TOPHJ-14-498
Article History:Received Date: 11/7/2021
Revision Received Date: 13/9/2021
Acceptance Date: 13/9/2021
Electronic publication date: 26/11/2021
Collection year: 2021
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The mythical fight of Heracles against the Hydra presents an allegory to the fight of humanity against the COVID-19 pandemic. The rational interpretation of the myth can help people understand the intricacies of the management of healthcare crises. Combined with this, the myth can also create respect for healthcare workers and inspire individuals to take positive action in the fight against COVID-19. Although myths have been regarded as a threat to public health, mythological elements and allegories can become potent tools of health promotion.