Even the idea of “fake news” being a relatively new phenomenon is, well, fake news. U.S. was founded on fake news, and the first president—well, first-ish, but we’ll get to that later—had so much fake news written about him that he makes Trump look like an amateur. People are still claiming that Washington had wooden teeth. He actually had dentures made out of metal and ivory, and you can see the things on display at his home in Mount Vernon. But nope, the myth about his wooden teeth continues to endure two centuries later. So read on to take closer look at a few of the most enduring American myths and half-truths.
Category: Mythology Related
Allegory An allegory is as a literary device a metaphor used to convey a larger message about real-world problems or …
Euhemerism Euhemerism is a mythological strategy which presumes that mythological account has come from actual historic occurrences or characters. Euhemerism …
Comparative mythology The comparison of myths of distinct societies is a mythology that tries to define common topics and features. A …
Mythopoeic thought Mythopoeic thinking, as suggested by Henri Frankfort with his daughter Henriette Antonia Frankfort in the 1940ies, is an …
Mythology Research The Pacifica Graduate Institute mythological study program provides the possibility to obtain M.A./Ph. D. In studies of mythology. …