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A guide to resources in the Gund Library

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myth, n.1

a. A traditional story, typically involving supernatural beings or forces, which embodies and provides an explanationaetiology, or justification for something such as the early history of a society, a religious belief or ritual, or a natural phenomenon.

b. A widespread but untrue or erroneous story or belief; a widely held misconception; a misrepresentation of the truth. Also: something existing only in myth; a fictitious or imaginary person or thing.

--Oxford English Dictionary


a. Something that stands for, represents, or denotes something else (not by exact resemblance, but by vague suggestion, or by some accidental or conventional relation); esp. a material object representing or taken to represent something immaterial or abstract, as a being, idea, quality, or condition; a representative or typical figure, sign, or token; †occas. a type (of some quality).

b. An object representing something sacred; spec. (absol.) either of the elements in the eucharist, as representing the body and blood of Christ.

--Oxford English Dictionary

*Images in this guide are from Britannica ImageQuest


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