Adding another page to my blog! Owing to my burning desire to source for as many forms of knowledge as possible, I have created yet another page – Myths and Legends. Myths are stories and fables that have been held on for so many years, they almost seem true. Typically, a myth is a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. A legend, is slightly similar as well. It is a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated. They are semi-true stories, so to speak; having elements of truth or based on historic facts, but with ‘mythical qualities’. In contrast, a myth is a type of symbolic storytelling that was never based on fact.

Myths are usually fictitious, used to create explanations to various concepts or teach lessons and morals. They also belong to various cultures and countries. The commonest kind, however, is Greek mythology. Here, we have popular stories like that of the Odyssey, Narcissus and the Lake, Pandora’s Jar (or box), the fall of Icarus, and so much more. Beyond Greek mythology, we would explore myths from different parts of the world and try to find the sense in them. Legends, while facts, are usually largely distorted or exaggerated. They talk about notable people from history, heroes, and maybe some controversial meanies of time past. The Legend of Robin Hood, Lady Godiva, and Atlantis are just some of them.

So as not to put us in a box, other past myths and stories would be also analysed. Don’t be surprised if you see us analysing issues like who came first in the chicken or the egg. As usual, the goal is not to drop as many random stories as possible, but to use them as leverage for analysis into further matters. Anything that helps us discover more knowledge is all we seek. If you’ve got any more suggestions, kindly use the comment section or send an email.

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Lawretta Egba is a professional writer, ghostwriter, editor, and poet. She is the founder of Cyno Group, a boutique content creation/content marketing firm meeting the varying content needs of individuals and businesses towards effective storytelling, problem-solving and economic growth. The company offers in-house ghostwriting, editing, and content writing services for large corporations, businesspeople and economic leaders. Lawretta’s articles have been featured on a plethora of platforms within Nigeria and the diaspora. Some of these include the Premier Pan-African media group reporting on African affairs – Face2Face Africa, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Exquisite Magazine, YNaija, and a host of others. She runs two blogs: lawrettawrites.com, where she reviews books, writes on mythology, peeks into transformational African topics, and analyzes matters of the human psyche; and newcommas.com, a brainchild created towards documenting everyday African stories. For info and inquiries, contact via: lawretta@cynogroup.com

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