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 The astonishing mysteries behind myths and legends

 

The word ‘ Myth’ originates from the Greek word mythos, meaning ‘word’ or ‘tale’ or ‘true narrative’, referring also to its facts being rooted in truth.

As the age of science began questioning truth itself, the meaning of the word evolved. Early scientists and philosophers questioned the truth of their traditional myths, thus birthing the skepticism that would forever change the meaning of the word.

About 400 years later, myths became limited to fictional tales of superstition or fantasy. This is how the definition of the word ‘myth’ is still viewed—a story without proof.

However, a 400-year old story should not be assumed to be false merely because the proof or evidence to support it has not been found.  In many cases, myths were a way for people to explain real—and perhaps perplexing—events using the knowledge and beliefs of their time.

 

Myths that have been proven true

 

In support of this theory, a number of events described in mythology, which were once considered mere fairy tales, have now been proven through archaeology to have existed.

A famous example is the city Troy, which is central to Homer’s The Iliad. Long considered to be a city of Myth, Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of the actual site in 1868 elevated it to a place in history. Nevertheless, the remainder of The Iliad is still viewed as a myth and fantasy without any serious attempts being made to investigate whether or not there may be more truth behind the tale.

Regardless of the age of a story, a lack of supporting evidence to its truth is not evidence of its untruth, as many stories labelled as myths may, in fact, be based in reality.

Of course, it may well be the case that many myths and legends are merely fanciful and imaginative stories, though it does seem unwise to immediately discount all of them.

Imagine all the wisdom that can be found in these stories by studying the symbolism, representations, philosophic insights and hidden meanings commonly used in both popular and ancient culture and folklore.

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