Myths word derives it’s name from Greek word Methos which has wide range of meaning. Myth has existed in every societies and culture and since they developed cognitive abilities.
Myths narrates about something ,or some story in a very unique and fantastic way without any factual basis. The word myth has become synonym with falsehood or misconception .
Mythology relates about the group of stories belonging to some specific religion and cultural traditions .It explains about the practices or belief of that society. Legends -These are traditional stories of various cultures, passed down through many generations. They are stories orally described or a narrative of human actions. They are usually old but are believed to have taken place within human history. Legends are often passed on by word-of-mouth. It has often been transformed over the time to keep them realistic. Contains some facts ,which has been exaggerated in due course of time.Many weired and unbelieable elements added to i.It has some basis in history and geography.
EXAMPLE OF MYTH –A common myth is that if you watch a cat crossing the road ,its suposed to be anauspicious. Wait for some time till somebody or vehicle passes before you.Then you can move safely. This is a purely myth, as it is not based on any solid evidence. There is another, very common myth that No 13 is unlucky but it is lucky for me because my son was born on 13th January.
LEGEND EXAMPLES – It’s related mostly about very famous and admired peoples or incidences in the past, by a lot of people ,are related to a certain time period and hence they are legends. Robin Hood , Ali Baba 40 thiefs ,Yeti etc,
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