What Is Mythology?

When you type the word mythology into Visual Thesaurus, the words that branch off include collection and accumulation.

According to Encyclopedia Mythica,

The word itself comes from the Greek "mythos" which originally meant "speech" or "discourse" but which later came to mean "fable" or "legend". In this document the word "myth" will be defined as a story of forgotten or vague origin, basically religious or supernatural in nature, which seeks to explain or rationalize one or more aspects of the world or a society.

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