The various complexes of stories about the gods are called myths. What people first think of when they hear the word "myth" is "false story", for they no longer believe in most of them. But there is another side, one that should not be overlooked: myths arise from the human belief that reality is intelligible. Myths are invented and accepted by people because they just do not settle for the experiencing things but want
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heroine or hero lives. We imagine ourselves facing the same dangers or challenges and overcoming them with the same virtue and skill. The world of the story of the myth becomes part of the life of the person, helping to establish the person's identity and values and places them in the scheme of things. Though historical facts may not be correct; myths are often accurate at expressing the inner feelings and character of human life.