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23/01/2008 00:35:00 What are Myths? • Myth- “A traditional tale with secondary partial reference to  something of collective importance”-Walter Burkert It is a tale that is handed down verbally. They must have a  secondary reference and related to something that has collective  importance. • Greek Myths-traditional narratives related to the Olympian  pantheon, shared history, and ritual practice A little more than folk tale because they are related to the  Olympian Pantheon • Types in traditional tales- exogamic suitor (search for food and  progeny), exogamic bride, monster-killer, trickster, reciprocity, trebling Themes get obscured because they are verbally told and can get  mixed up Exogamic suitor      is a hero and known as a good guy who likes to  have sex Tricksters      somebody who gets by their cleverness Reciprocity
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2009 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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