I. Introduction / classification

This section addresses the problems of definition and classification of traditional tales: folktale, legend, and myth. Several early theories of myth are discussed: nature myths, myth as a primitive science, ritualistic theory of myths.

Bibliography and texts:

Malinowski, B. "Myth in Primitive Psychology." In Malinowski and the work of myth. I. Strenski ed. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992, pp. 77-116.