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Myth (disambiguation)

A myth is, broadly, any worldview-based traditional story, or collection or study thereof:

  • Sacred narrative, which validates a religious system
  • Origin myth, which purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world
    • Creation myth, symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it
    • Etiological myth, intended to explain the origins of cult practices, natural phenomena, proper names and the like
  • Political myth, ideological explanation for a political phenomenon that is believed by a social group
  • Mythology, a body of myths (e.g., Greek mythology) or the academic discipline that studies myths
  • Fable
  • Folklore, a broad body of cultural traditions
    • Folkloristics, the formal, academic discipline devoted to the study of folklore
  • Legend, narrative that is perceived as within human history with certain qualities of verisimilitude
  • Urban legend, contemporary legend or modern story with motivating significance

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Have you ever heard the saying "A dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's?" Many of us have. I once believed it too. However, I have now found that this statement is a complete myth. Dogs can carry many diseases in their mouthes such as gum disease. These diseases can be easily transfered from their mouth to yours when letting your dog kiss you on the mouth. Despite this, you can stop this from happening by stopping the kisses or by brushing your dogs teeth as you do your own.

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