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Mythological Terms These terms are important to know in order to succeed in class.
Mythology = A body of traditional tales of a particular people –A. Originally told orally, but later passed on in written form –B. Extends from prehistoric times to today-- timeless –C. Found all over the worlduniversal ______________________________________
Myth Humanitys seeking for explanation of the phenomena of nature –A. Imaginative stories before there were known scientific explanations –B. Sometimes used to explain rituals ______________________________________
Legend Usually TRUE stories that are exaggerated –A. Frequently deal with heroes who may or may not have accomplished great deeds –B. Frequently deal with REAL events with a twist ______________________________________
Folk Tale or Fairy Tale Generally totally fictionto amuse, entertain, or teach a lesson –A. Frequently includes the supernatural –B. Usually deals with common people (folk) _____________________________________