from Chapter 14
The First Divine Rulers: Myth or History
What is myth? According to the American Heritage Dictionary a myth is:
1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental worldview of a people.
2. A fiction or half-truth.
3. A fictitious story, person or thing.
From this widely accepted definitions it is clear that myths are to be distinguished from historical accounts and accurate records. If someone tells you that they are relating a true account and you do not accept it or dismiss it as a myth, you are basically telling...