Every society, modern or primitive, possesses stories about its origin and past. More often than not, these stories explain how things came into being, for example, the earth, the sky, the gods, animals, and even man himself. When stories such as these have no historical foundation, they are called myths. Folk tales are stories passed on through generations.
Myths are imaginary stories that deal with gods and other supernatural forces and events. Mythology and religion are closely linked together. Though some of the myths are told to entertain, they provide explanations of miracles that took place years ago. They fill people with pride in what their ancestors achieved and inspire the descendants to also do something similar to their ancestors.
Everyone, no matter how old, or young likes to read and hear about ‘myths’ and ‘make-believe’ worlds that are often far removed from the harshness of reality.
Myths and magic are interrelated in many ways. Just as magic is believed in even to this day, myths continue to be told with as much zeal and pride as they were long ago.