Greek myths date back to BC times. They originated in Europe near or around the
Mediterranean Sea. They were especially concentrated in Greece and Italy. Myths are simply
stories that are made up to explain something.
A long time ago in Athens, Greece people made up stories to
explain the tribulations of life. These stories consisted of gods, heroes, and warriors.
Years later the Greeks were conquered by the Romans. The new rulers were pleased with
these stories so the Romans adopted them. They took the myths back to Italy, where the
myths were well liked, except for one thing. The names were all Greek sounding. The Romans
changed all the names in the myth to better fit there lifestyle.
MYTH [míth] n. - 1. A traditional story
dealing with ancestors supernatural beings,etc., and usually making an attempt to explain
some belief, practice, or natural phenomenon.
- AMBER Dictionary
MYTH [mith] n 1: a legendary
story that describes a supernatural being or event or explains religious beliefs or
- Webster's New
MYTH [mith], n. 1. A
traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some superhuman being or some supposed
person or event, with or without a determinable bases of fact or a natural explanation.
- The Random House
Dictionary of the
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