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         The word "myth", if you look into any modern dictionary, you will probably find it has been used to describing some theories or notions as common misunderstandings for many years.

                   For example: Contrary to the popular myth, women are not reckless spendthrifts.
                                                    盛行的谬见相反,女人们并非挥霍无度。
         
         From this, we can see our modern people 's attitude towards the word clear enough.
         The thing is that we no longer respect or worship them as we used to do several centuries ago. Instead, we now criticize them,deny them, relate them to anything absurd. You may think it is understandable for us to do so, as everyone knows that we're living in a era science takes dominance. Well, I don't agree this is a fair thing to be. Myths are not the same as exaggerated nonsenses and old superstition. They forms a significant and irreplaceable part in our ancestors' wisdom. We should notice is that they did not come out of nowhere. They came from shared experiences as well as early observations. Through taking in records of natural and historical events with epic heroes, they unconsciously formed into a system serves as world explanation (or we say worldview) alongside other parts of ancient wisdom.
        Just as Scylla, a sea monster which Odyssey confronted with, in the video we can find it to be a re-creation of a kind of giant liquid in Mediterranean sea. And the highlight of the story even contains a record of an eclipse that really happened in the ancient times.


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