Some articles on myths:
... manifestations of sexuality, though repressed socially, squeeze their way into the myths, legends and lore of the land ... Myths are generally believed to be literally true within the society that created them and deemed erroneous or fictitious elsewhere ... Cultures may regard myths as containing psychological or archetypal truths ...
Famous quotes containing the word myths:
“The myths have always condemned those who looked back. Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.”
—Dag Hammarskjöld (19051961)
“The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient.... They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.”
—Strabo (c. 58 B.C.c. 24 A.D., Greek geographer. Geographia, bk. 1, sct. 2, subsct. 8.
“We need cancer because, by the very fact of its incurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.”
—Gilbert Adair, British author, critic. Under the Sign of Cancer, Myths and Memories (1986)