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I am having trouble thinking of some myths and I do not know what the notion of myth means, so I do not know what cultures would associate with it, please help. Also for the second question, I can't think of any myths...so can you help by giving me some ideas of myths that you might be familiar with, I am sure that will spark up some more for me.

1. Are there any particular cultures that you associate with the notion of myth?
2. Can you identify any myths with which you are familiar?

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1. Are there any particular cultures that you associate with the notion of myth?
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The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths - stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. In modern usage, mythology is either the body of myths from a particular culture or religion as in:
- Greek mythology,
- Egyptian mythology or
- Norse mythology

or the branch of knowledge dealing with the collection, study and interpretation of myths.

In common usage, myth means a falsehood ? a story which many believe but which is not true. The field of mythology does not use this ...

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Mythology Essay

I have to write a 350 to 700-word essay describing my current understanding of myth. But I also must include below:

1. Are there any particular cultures that you associate with the notion of myth?
2. Can you identify any myths with which you are familiar?
3. Do you believe that myth and mythology has had any effect on your personal or professional life?

I am not the best writer and need help on this.

I know that Myths are stories passed down through oral, written or pictorial history that answer questions a culture or society has about phenomenon they cannot explain otherwise. All cultures reach a point in development where they are able to think beyond routine survival, at which point they begin to question the meaning of the world around them. Myths about creation, such as the Native American belief that the world is carried on the back of a great turtle, answer one of the greatest questions of existence for that particular culture. The Greeks observed the rising and setting of the sun and developed the story of Apollo driving his fiery chariot across the sky to explain the phenomenon. I need help on this paper because I do not think I am seeing the whole picture yet.

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