Intro to Mythology (Mythology 1)

Intro to Mythology (Mythology 1)

Author: Sarah Landis
  • to distinguish myths from legends
  • to separate ancient and modern expectations about storytelling
  • to outline the role myths played in classical society

When it comes to mythology, there is no one "real" story.

Key Terms:

  • myth
  • legend
  • preliterate
  • oral tradition
  • scripture
  • intellectual property


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Myths are like Christmas carols.

Source: Sarah Landis

Eight Short Definitions of Myth

What common theme unites (most of) these modern definitions?

Source: collected by Mischa Hooker for the University of Memphis

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Source: Sarah Landis