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Mythology

Study the mythology terms for English class

TermDefinition
Trickster Myth Main character plays tricks or breaks rules
Hero Myth Story of a hero and what they had to overcome
Monster Myth Tells how and why a monster came to be
Gift Giving Myth Gods tempt someone with a gift
Informational/Explanatory Myth Explains something about a culture
Lesson Myth Teaches a lesson about good behavior or social norms
Historical Account Myth Gives historical information in a story
Journey Myth Someone goes on a journey to solve a problem or learn a lesson
Folktale A story originating in popular culture
Legend A traditional story said to be historical
Fable Short stories with animals as the characters teaches morals
Fairy Tale Children's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands
Anthropomorphism giving human characteristics to gods, animals, or objects
Archetype Very typical example of a person or thing
Epic Poem Long and serious narrative about a significant event featuring a hero
Oral Tradition Practice of verbally telling of the arts, knowledge, and ideas
Written Tradition Practice of writing about the arts, knowledge, ideas, and telling of different cultures
Traditional Knowledge Knowledge, innovations, and practices of communities
Myth Traditional Story in early history explaining natural or social phenomenon
Mythology A collection of myths
Creation Myth Explains the origin of the creation of the world and the people
Transformational Myth Person or animal is transformed into another form has a punishment or to learn a lesson
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