Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

The term describes both the study of myths, particularly ancient myths, and the accumulation of a culture's myths, Legends and Folktales that becomes a nation's heritage. See Myths. [MA]

see also: Matter.


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.