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~ MYTH       WORD or LOGOS                         see> VERB
             note in gr MYTHOS and LOGOS           sug> LOGIC
                  or    MYTH   and WORD            sug> VOCABULARY
             were in the times of HOMER SYNONYMS   sug> LINGO
             later MYTH evolved to mean            sug> LEXICON
             "JUST WORDS" or ANYTHING UTTERED as   sug> BLURT
             A STORY or A TALE  FOLK TALE or       sug> LEGEND
             FOLKLORE  LEGEND                      LEGAL
             note DIVINE LOGOS may denote GOD      sug> IDOL
             note A MYTH often includes NOTIONS    NASCENT
                  CULTURAL  IDEOLOGICAL or         sug> CULT
             other IMPLICATIONS UNDERSCORING       sug> COUNT
             THE IDENTITY or COHESIVENESS OF       sug> CHARACTER
             FAMILY  KIN  CLASS  RACE  FOLKS       sug> TRIBE
             SOCIETY  CULTURE  STATE  GOVERNMENT   sug> NATION
             PARTY  RELIGION                       FAITH
             hx> MYTHS GENERATION or MYTHOPOESIS   sug> SAGA
                 IS A COMMON TOOL USEFUL TO        sug> MYTHICAL
             SANCTION NATIONAL DOGMAS MOST OFTEN   sug> AVOW
             OF SUBJECTIVE or PATRIOTIC NATURE     BIASED
~ MYTHOLOGY  id+ AN ACCOUNT OF TALES                EPIC
             in a way MYTHOLOGY IS A FORM OF PHILOSOPHY   GLEAM
      AS COSMIC VIRUSES                 sug> VIRULENT
  INFECTIOUS BY THEIR BEAUTY            sug> LOVE
  THEIR CHARM                           sug> CHARISMA
  THEIR WHISPERS                        sug> SYBIL
  ARE ROOTED IN                         sug> CONCEPT
  PREHISTORIC IDEAS                     sug> ARCHETYPE
  ABOUT THE MEANING OF LIFE             sug> MYSTERY
  MYTHS UNDERSCORE BEAUTY as            sug> ALLURE
  COSMOS IS BEAUTY and as               sug> NATURE
  BEAUTY IS ORDER  PROPORTION           sug> GENIUS
  MANY MYTHS COULD BE SEEN              sug> MAGIC
  AS STARS or as                        sug> ASTROLOGY
  POINTS OF LIGHT IN A DARK SKY OF      sug> DELIGHT
  THE UNKNOWN AND UNKNOWABLE or as      sug> TEMPORAL
  CORE IDEAS ABOUT EXISTENCE            sug> LOGIC
  SPREAD FROM ERA TO ERA AND            sug> EVOLVE
  FROM CULTURE TO CULTURE               sug> MORES
  THE VIRAL MYTHIC CAPSULE              sug> CELL
  MAY EVOLVE IN ITS SURFACE             sug> CHRONOS
  TO ACCOMMODATE NEW OVERTONES          sug> MUTATE
  OR VARIANT ACCENTS                    sug> HARMONY
  BUT THE ESSENCE REMAINS               sug> SEED
  THE GRIT AND GRIP OF MYTHS            sug> VIRILE
  THAT UNDERSCORES THEIR SURVIVAL       sug> ENDURANCE
  IS DEPENDENT ON ESTHETICS             sug> ESTEEM
  A CHARM THAT SEEKS TO                 sug> CHARISMA
  SEDUCE THE SOUL                       sug> TANTALIZE
  TO AROUSE DREAMS                      sug> FANTASY
  TO KINDLE EMOTIONS                    sug> TENDER
  TO ENGAGE REASON AND                  sug> MIND
  TO INFUSE A SENSE OF LIVING           sug> VITAL
  THAT TRANSCENDS THE EPHEMERAL         sug> TRANSIENT
  {compiled from various sources}
  sc> MYTHS MAY BE IRRATIONAL    but PERHAPS NOT
      THEIR UNIVERSAL PERSISTENCE HAS SOME BASIS
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  lit+  " CONTEMPORARY MAN HAS RATIONALIZED THE MYTHS
          BUT HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO DESTROY THEM " |
  from "El Laberinto de la Soledad" by Octavio PAZ [#]
  opp to OBJECTIVE FACT or MATERIAL
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  maxim> "MYTH IS A PUBLIC DREAM"  
          attributed to JUNG and others
  hx> during the 8th century BC  
      HOMER PRODUCED THE ILIAD
  WHICH IS THE FIRST WRITTEN VERSION OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
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  art> MYTHOLOGIC FIGURES ARE OVERWHELMINGLY REPRESENTED
       IN THE VISUAL ARTS   SEVERAL COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWS
  PROVIDE LISTINGS OF MYTHOLOGY IN ART  a recent work is [30]
  note POMPEII BECAME EMBALMED BY VOLCANIC ASHES AND
       REPRESENTS A BIOPSY OF THE LIFE STYLE OF ITS TIME
       AN ARRAY OF MURALS SHOW MYTHOLOGICAL SCENES FOUND AT MANY
       SITES OF THE CITY and SURROUNDING VILLAS  
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  Painter      Refered to as       Location
  AMIGONI      VENUS and ADONIS    VENICE   Academia Arte
  BARBIERI     GALATEA             VIENNA  Kunsthistorisches Museum
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