• folklore is more localized than mythology. they're all basicaly the same thing, just with different spread rates and how much it's public knowledge.
  • I think mythology involves gods and goddesses who are magical and mysterious and not human. Folklore can be based on real people...just exaggerations that arise in the telling and retelling of their exploits. Don't know what the dictionary said..that's just what the words mean to me! :)
  • Only in the sense that folklore can become mythology if given enough time. The classical Greek Myths that we learned about in school began as folklore. The classical poets embellished them and they became the "Great Works of Ancient Literature". But, all these stories, both of gods and goddesses, heroes and great adventures, the Odyssey and the Iliad, were once just stories told around a campfire or hearth to entertain children. (There was no TV then, lol!)
  • There is no real difference. It's all depends on how large of a scale the story is told.
  • mythology- . myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person folklore- The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally. + 5
  • Good question. Y'know, I've never thought about this before. I think folklore is something passed down from generation to generation e/g mary smith died here and all the roses bloomed that year. Whereas, mythology is more about gods, nature etc. Hmmm, not sure.

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