myth

by avery and allye

the definition of myth is......

one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.

1.

a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

2.

stories or matter of this kind: realm of myth.

3.

any invented story, idea, or concept: His account of the event is pure myth.

4.

an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.

5.

an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.

common characteristics

a myth is......

*supernatural beings or events

*stories that explain natural occurrences

*to teach people moral lesson

*magic is often present in myth

*to explain historical events

3 stories

common themes

*Greek heroes tend to share uncommon strength

*immense bravery

*noble morality

websites

(PDF)ElementsofmythPPT.com

www.mfschools.org

myth/definemythatdictonary.com