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Introduction to Mythology


 

Folktales

 

Folktales are stories involving ordinary people that are told primarily for entertainment and do not necessarily have any profound moral or metaphysical purpose. These stories usually contain some elements of historical truth.

 

Examples:

Paul Bunyan

Dick Whittington

 

 

 


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