What we mean by "myth"
Throughout the text we use the word myth in a technical sense. Myths display the structured, predominantly culture specific, and shared semantic systems which enable the members of a culture area to understand each other and cope with the unknown... Myths are stylistically definable, each discourse that express the strong components of semantic systems.
P.MARANDA, Mythology, Select Readings. Penguin Harmondsworth 1972, pg. 12.
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