Question: How did Alexander create his own myth?
Alexander created his own myth by doing something no one had ever done before. He went to the town and untied the Gordian knot. The knot seemed impossible to undo and many people couldn’t do it. Alexander stepped up to the challenge though and was able to untie it. People made up many different stories on how he did it. One story involved him taking a piece of the shaft and undid the Gordian knot. Another story said that he took out his sword and said, “There is no rule saying how the not needs to be undone.” And slice it. On his journey to the Gordian knot Alexander was able to trudge through the ocean with a full army and visit oracles such as the oracle of Didyma in a treacherous journey. It was evident that he has great luck. Many people worried that Alexander wouldn’t be able to undo the knot and it would make him look bad, but he proved them wrong. Alexander the Great achieved many things people didn’t think was possible. These things were so impossible they became a myth, but they hold some realities to them. Another thing that made Alexander create a myth for him was how he undid the knot and many stories were told about it. No one is exactly sure what story is true so it has become a myth that has yet to be uncovered. Alexander the Greater created a myth for himself by the impossible things he achieved.