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A traditional story that forms the world view of a culture

World View

the way that a culture is programmed to see reality


repeated pattern


repeated pattern


belief that things other than humans have souls


a non-religious story told for entertainment value. Everyone can tell one.

Origin Myth

tells how things are created. Answer key questions ("border-guard" questions)


a group of gods


belief in one god


belief in more than one god


archetyped character that rebels against authority, often causes chaos (which causes change)

Elementary Idea(r)

basic human question

Ethnic Idea(r)

Answers elementary idea(r)s of each culture


one idea(r) that spreads and changes


separate stories that happen to be very similar

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