|Group leader||Jill Burberry|
|Meets||Third Wednesday of the month, 10am-noon|
The term ‘myth’ derives from a Greek word meaning a traditional story, but can also mean a story dealing with something significant.
Many have ritual or religious significance, or relate stories of gods and heroes. Some tell how the world or universe was created, or how the world will end. Others help the reader to understand and handle life situations. There are many theories about why we have myths.
Creation myths seem to be found in all cultures and are often linked with religious beliefs, but other subjects of myths are endless, passing down tribal history and education among the amazing stories.
Members now bring stories to read on subjects of particular interest to them. We have listened to ancient tales that appear in different forms in many cultures, such as an Algonquin Cinderella; events which nursery rhymes and children’s jingles commemorate, such as Ring a Ring of Roses, which was inspired by the plague; spring; and records of important events in the lives of evolutionists like Charles Darwin and David Attenborough.