we enter into the study of myths from around the world, I’d like you to
think of historical American stories. Examples could be the first
Thanksgiving turkey dinner, George Washington chopping down a cherry
tree, or Davy Crockett killing a bear at 3 years old.
these stories myths, legends, fairy tales, or something else? What, if
anything, about these accounts is literally true? How do these accounts
inform our conceptions of Thanksgiving, George Washington, Davy
Crockett, or others you have thought of?