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Introduction to Myths, Fables & Fairy Tales
 

Introduction to Myths, Fables & Fairy Tales

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This powerpoint serves as an introduction to fairy tales, fables and fairy tales to begin to understand the differences between each.

This powerpoint serves as an introduction to fairy tales, fables and fairy tales to begin to understand the differences between each.

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    Introduction to Myths, Fables & Fairy Tales Introduction to Myths, Fables & Fairy Tales Presentation Transcript

    • Introduction & Terms for Understanding
    • ALLEGORY• A short symbolic narrative• Represents a spiritual or abstract meaningsPARABLE: a short allegory designed to teach some truth (religious principle, moral or life lessons)
    • Fairytales• Highly interesting, imaginative stories that are implausible• Symbolic in nature• Meant to teach a lesson
    • Folklore & folktales• A traditional story of a culture, locale• Not related to history, but known common or “local” knowledge• Any belief or story that is passed down through oral tradition
    • Legend• Associated with a historical or verifiable story• Associated with “local” or geographic locations,• Tales of “weird happenings” or phenomenon that cannot be proven
    • MYTH• A traditional story concerning a hero or event, gods, goddesses, or creatures• Explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature• With or without a basis of fact or natural explanation