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  Mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
For the purposes of this article, therefore, the word mythology is used to refer to stories that, while they may or may not be strictly factual, reveal fundamental truths and insights about human nature, often through the use of archetypes.
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 Mythology - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A mythology is a relatively cohesive set of myths: stories that comprise a certain religion or belief system.
Mythology is alive and well in the modern age through urban legends, scientific mythology, and many other ways.
Aztec mythology - Incan mythology - Guarani mythology - Maya mythology - Olmec mythology - Toltec mythology
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For the 1942 book Mythology, see the article on its author, Edith Hamilton.'' ---- Mythology is the study of myths: stories of a particular culture that it believes to be true and that feature a specific religious or belief system.
Myths are generally stories based on tradition and legend designed to explain the universal and local beginnings ("creation myths" and "founding myths"), natural phenomena, inexplicable cultural conventions, and anything else for which no simple explanation presents itself.
One can speak of a Jewish mythology, a Christian mythology, or an Islamic mythology, in which one describes the mythic elements within these faiths without speaking to the veracity of the faith's tenets or claims about its history.
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