Myths are narratives passed down from one generation to another. In general, they are associated with religious and mystical practice. Most often myths are used to relate beliefs about things that are beyond the ability of the rational mind to grasp or the senses to perceive. Myths are used to convey beliefs about the supernatural, the concept of the origin of humankind, the nature of the otherworld, the relationship between the natural and the supernatural. The origins of most myths are difficult to pin down but can usually be followed through written and archaeological evidence to get some sense of the circumstances of their emergence.
In this blog, I'll present the myth (a brief summary of it), some conjecture as to its purpose, and references that will help the reader find more information about a given myth.
The image above is of "Greenman" a myth about keeping the forest in balance. Various Greenman plaques can be seen by following this link.