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  • 1. Definitions Native American Literature
  • 2. Myth
  • 3. Myth
    • A traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
    • Synonyms: fable, fabrication, fairy story, fantasy, fiction, folk ballad, folktale, illusion, legend, lore, superstition
  • 4. Fable
  • 5. Fable
    • 1. A short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop's fables.
    • 2. A story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents; legend: the fables of gods and heroes.
    • Synonyms: allegory, fabrication, fairy story, fairy tale, fantasy, fib, fiction, figment, fish story, invention, legend, myth, tale, whopper, yarn
  • 6. Legend
  • 7. Legend
    • A nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical.
    • Synonyms: fable, fiction, folk story, folktale, folklore, myth, mythos, narrative, saga
  • 8. Folktale
  • 9. Folktale
    • 1. A tale or legend originating and traditional among a people or folk, esp. one forming part of the oral tradition of the common people.
    • 2. Any belief or story passed on traditionally, esp. one considered to be false or based on superstition.
    • Synonyms: folk history, folk story, legend, myth

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