Myth Adventures

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    The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values.... Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one.
    Ann Oakley (b. 1944)

    A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)