mythology and religion
MYTHOLOGY AND RELIGION
Throughout history people have been fascinated with the subject of religion and mythology.
In this paper I will define both religion and mythology, and show how mythology can be
seen as a religion.
First you must have some understanding and definition of religion before you can see how
it relates to mythology. Webster's New Riverside Dictionary defines religion as, "a.
Belief in and reference for a supernatural power accepted as the creator and governor of
the universe." My definition of religion would be a belief in a god as a higher or Supreme
Being, and with a system of beliefs and practices. I perceive religion as a way to explain
Secondly you must determine what myths are and how they are created. The word myth comes
from the Greek word mythos, which in turn means story, tale or fiction. Webster's New