Friday, May 7, 2010

Myths and legends

We humans have always been fascinated with myths, fables and legends. They are all around us. Go to any part of the world and you will find fascinating myths that have been in circulation since ages. The word ‘Myth’ comes from a Greek word ‘Mythos’ meaning word of mouth. In simple words, myths are defined as very old stories. These stories don’t provide us with any proof of origin but they are in existence since centuries.

Myths, legends and fables have always been passed from one generation to another in oral fashion. The popularity of myths can be credited to fascinating stories of Gods, legends and mythological characters. Myths contain deep meanings. Most of the mythical tales are also considered as a part of religions because of the dominance of stories related to gods and supreme beings. Myths have hidden moral lessons that have kept inspiring generations of humans.

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