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James Duran Review Questions: 1. What purposes did myths serve to ancient peoples? They explain the traditional customs, beliefs, and values of an existing society. 2. How do creation myths differ from nature myths? Creation myths seek to explain how the earth came to be, while nature myths seek to explain natural phenomena that occur. 3. What types of works make up the literary genre of folklore? The types of works that make up the literary genre of folklore are legends, folktales, and fairytales. 4. What are the characteristics of fables? A fable is a short story in which the main character is typically a talking animal; the goal of a fable is to illustrate a moral. 5. How are folktales and fairy tales related? A fairy tale is a type of folktale, but a folktale is not always a fairy tale. Critical Thinking Questions: 1. Early in this unit, you read the story of Daedalus and Icarus. There are at least two lessons to be learned from this myth. What might those be?
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