Myth Theory: A Study towards Mythic Tale and It’s Reach in Today’s Life


  • Anila A. Pillai
  • Dr. Urvashi Kaushal



Myth, Mythic Tales, Re-Interpretation, Sociological aspect, Pedagogical value.


Myth can vaguely be said to have come into existence due to the urge of seeking answers to curious mind about the universe, nature, man or can be the result emerged from the need for religious stability of societal control using certain customs and rituals. Myth when looked with a proper outlook can be termed as meaningful, for it beholds metaphysics, the branch of philosophy that deals with the first source of things, including intangible concepts such as being, identity, time and space in its primary sense while developing close proximity to immediate perception of reality. The universal belief system is held and disseminated with a certain amount of pompousness in language and settings, based on mythic stories of a clan or cult. The purpose of this paper is to establish mythic tales as a vital ingredients for posterity to look upon and validate that the re-reading of mythic tales into fiction opens up a variety of possibilities, including: various perspectives and dimensions to the same story portrayed in/as legendary texts. Humanistic consideration is brought about by individual representation. There are a variety of ways to look at the philosophy that has been passed down through the generations through stories.


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Author Biographies

Anila A. Pillai

Research Scholar

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology

Gujarat, India

Dr. Urvashi Kaushal

Assistant Professor

Applied Mathematics and Humanities Department

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology

Gujarat, India


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How to Cite

Pillai, A. A. ., & Kaushal, D. U. . (2021). Myth Theory: A Study towards Mythic Tale and It’s Reach in Today’s Life. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(9), 8–21.