Different from ‘myth’, the term 'mythology' - an 'account' (logos) of the deeds of gods and heroes - can either refer to the total store of traditional narratives ('myths') of an ethnic group; or, alternatively, it can refer to the 'reasoned knowledge' (logos) of these mythical narratives and take the form of a scientific, critical examination and presentation, i.e. a 'theory o…
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