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  1. Why do people tell stories? Myths Legends Folktales Fables Fairy Tales

  2. What is a myth? • Myth is the general term for • any type of story that has a • deep cultural meaning. • The genre of Myths include: • Legends • Folktales • Fables • Fairy Tales Telling Stories

  3. What is a myth? A myth shares a truth to the people who tell it and hear it. Some myths may have been based on actual events or people, but they have been transformed by symbolic meaning. Myths explain natural phenomenon and answer universal questions, such as Why do we have day and night? These stories have great importance to people and their culture, which is why the stories have survived for thousands of years. Telling Stories

  4. What is culture? • Culture refers to the shared attitudes, values, • goals, and practices that characterize a group of • people. • Attitudesare the ideas and beliefs of a group of people. • Values are the qualities that the people respect and honor. • Goals are the objectives people work towards. • Practicesare the customary actions that a group of people do in life.

  5. What is a legend? A legend is often based on historic facts, but also includes mythical qualities. Legends usually involve heroic characters or fantastic places and often encompass the spiritual beliefs of the people and their culture. One famous legend is the story of King Arthur and how he became king. Why did people tell this story? Telling Stories Click to show video

  6. What is a folktale? A folktale is a story that has been passed on from one generation to the next. Usually the author of a folktale is unknown and there may be several versions of the story. Folktales often include talking animals. Folktales share a specific message or meaning. Why did people tell this story? Telling Stories Click to show video

  7. What is a fable? A fable is a very short story which is meant to teach a lesson. This lesson is called a moral. Usually, but not always, fables are stories about animals that talk like people. Why did people tell this story? Telling Stories Click to show video

  8. What is a fairy tale? A fairy tale is story that tells about witches, giants, elves, princes, dragons, ogres, and princesses. Magical things happen in fairy tales – mirrors talk, pumpkins become carriages, and a lamp may be home to a genie. Why did people tell this story? Telling Stories Click to show video

  9. Why do people tell stories? To answer questions. To explain cultural beliefs. To teach a lesson or toshare a moral. A. Rolston 2013