end of western roman empire – 1500 years ago
mythology stood in the background as literature and arts advanced.
Related names and stories went back for beyong the written sources
Myth—3 types –
What is myth?
a story – in this case the story known as myth
stories gathered from many cultures
greek word mythos meaning “authoritative speech”, story or plot
a widely accepted definition is
“myth is a traditional story with collective importace”
stories include ,
a narrative structure – beginning , middle and ending
characters – usually introduced in the beginning
in greek meaning – a certain mental imprint
characters meaning the sum of the choices that one makes
the middle story include a situation that grows more complex +tension and
The end of the story includes the resolve of the certain tension
plot is an essential part of the myth – without a beginning, middle and ending
there is no story and hence no myth.
For example—Zeus is a myth – but to be more precise Zeus is a ch