What is Mythology?
To put it simply, a myth is a type of story. They are old stories that were originally told orally. They do, however, have several characteristics.
Myths also served a purpose for the ancient cultures. There are basically three purposes for myths.
Often times, myths were created to answer questions that human would have about the world around them. Some of these questions included:
Mythology seeks to provide definite answers to unanswerable questions. Myths also establish a natural and social order to the world in how they are told. Some of the best known authors of myths were:
- Homer: he was blind and wrote The Odyssey and The Iliad.
- Hesiod: he was a shepherd and wrote Works and Days.
- Aeschylus: he was a play wright of Greek tragedies.
- Virgil: he was a Roman poet who wrote Aeneid.
- Ovid: he was also a Roman poet and he wrote Metamorphoses.
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