Myth tells how, through the deeds of Supernatural Beings, a reality came into existence, be it the whole of reality, the Cosmos, or only a fragment of reality - an island, a species of plant, a particular kind of human behavior, an institution.
It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart.
Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
People say that I'm always late, but that's a myth.
Myth is always an account of a "creation"; it relates how something was produced, began to be.
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
Myth means a "true story" and, beyond that, a story that is a most precious possession because it is sacred, exemplary, significant.
Myth is an extremely complex cultural reality, which can be approached and interpreted from various and complementary viewpoints.
I am not a myth.
Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth; that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette.
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a God or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic societydetaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.