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Introduction to Mythology


 

Myths

 

Myths are traditional stories where the main protagonists are gods or goddesses.  These narratives are usually arranged into a coherent system, integrated into the religious life of that particular culture, and endorsed by both the priesthood and the ruling hierarchy.

 

Examples:

Myths about Prometheus

Myths about Odin

 

 


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