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Story that gives reason for events. Some myths explain natural events such as rainbows or seasons and others explain how the world began. Myths about people and gods explain why people do things. They all provide lessons about good and bad behavior.
Combines a real event or real person’s unusual life story with the exaggeration and heroic actions.
A folktale is a story that has been told for a long time by a group of people.
Fairy Tale Characteristics
Happens Long Ago
Happily Ever After
Teaches a Lesson
Two – Three Charactera