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Types of Myth Worksheet

Knowledge, Belief, Myth, and Religion

Directions: Answer the following question on knowledge, belief, myth, and religion in 3 to 5 sentences.

How are knowledge, belief, myth, and religion related to one another and how are they distinct from one another? Use an example from your life or popular culture to explain this relationship.
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Myths

Directions: Choose two examples for each type of myth and identify the pieces of literature, such as a Shakespeare play, in which the examples are found. Answer the following questions:

Greek Myths

|Myth 1: |Literature it’s found in: |
|Myth 2: |Literature it’s found in: |

Describe Greek myths:
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How have the above pieces of literature helped society to understand the universe?
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