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Do legends originate from history?

Chinese Mythology is instructive in this regard. History and Mythology were conflated up until the 20th century, so you have cycles, such as the "Three Kingdoms", which are both historical and ...
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When does a religion become mythology?

On the subject of definition. Religion deals with the establishment of certain ideas that prove the existence of superhuman powers in the form of God or Gods. It educates the individual with the ...
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What does mytheme mean?

Oxford dictionaries provides us with the following definition: In structuralist anthropology and literary criticism: each of a set of fundamental generic units of narrative structure (typically ...
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Do legends originate from history?

That is a great question!!! And I will give here a description of 3 cases. Sumer The Sumerians myths are closely formed by 2 epics/cycles/matters/stories. The Cycle of Aratta, and the Cycle of ...
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What's the best way to go about researching obscure mythologies?

Because the internet hold a great deal of misinformation and disinformation, for obscure mythologies your best bet is scholarly work. (Folklorists and academic researchers.) Books You'll want to ...
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How is folklore different from mythology?

Those are quite proximate terms: Mythology, folktales, legends, fairytales. Generally this: Mythology is a sacred text about the creation of the world, usually by a god/God, the creation or not of ...
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Way to measure the probability a story evolving in a given culture

In myths, humans follow a limited number of patterns, regardless of their cultural background. This field of study is called Comparative Mythology. This has uncovered a number of parallels, or ...
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