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Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in society. Subsets include:

  • Origin myth, which purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world
    • Creation myth, symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it
  • National myth, inspiring narrative or anecdote about a nation's past
  • Political myth, ideological explanation for a political phenomenon that is believed by a social group

Myth may also refer to:



Video gamesEdit

Other usesEdit

  • Myth-, a prefix in the MythTV open source software project
  • Myth (warez), an underground PC game cracking group
  • M.Y.T.H. Inc., a corporation in Robert Asprin's MythAdventures series

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