Title

Prologue: Defining Myth: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Storytelling and Myth

Department

Theatre & Performance Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2011

Abstract

Storytelling and myth are inextricably intertwined. Often considered as "sacred narrative" or "culturally important stories" such definitions of myth demonstrate that even though mythemes (essential kernels of myth) may be carried by images, such as paintings and sculptures, myth itself presupposes and requires narrative.