· Myth; a story which communicates the values and/or ultimate beliefs of a culture or society, such as the stories of King Arthur and The Round Table. The word myth can be used in a variety of ways.
· For some, myth indicates that a story is fictional and untrue. Fables would fit this interpretation of myth.
· For religious people, it communicates a particular worldview; the set of values and beliefs a person or group have about the world. This worldview will cover a particular group’s response to the ultimate questions about life, death, goodness and evil.
· Importance o myths is that they communicate truths; the values of a society. Seen in stories such as those of ancient Greece about Hercules, Zeus and Hades. There are myths found in most cultures.
· They do not solve problems or questions, but express an attitude in the presence of a mystery. They are not meant to be verifiable or rationalised.
· Seeks to explore our relationship with God, the cosmos and our destiny.
· There are many different myths. Vardy observed that the same ideas and values are communicated in myths in all different cultures. Creation myths, flood, and virgin births are prominent.
· For Christians today, myths communicate the values of Christianity as well as the response of Christians and to some of the ultimate questions in life…