At a Glance
From Homer's Odyssey to the legends of King Arthur to the countless stories told by Native Americans, myths are an important part of every culture throughout history. While everyone is familiar with myths and nearly everyone finds them interesting, they are often viewed as entertainment, but little more. Can it be that myths also express profound and complex truths which are fundamental to a way of life? If so, what is the meaning or meanings which lie behind these fascinating narratives--and how does one discover them? Can these meanings be usefully understood by those outside the society in which they originated?