are there different types of myths and what are they?

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There a six types of myths:

1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes.
2. A creation myth.
3. A story, a theme, an object, or a character regarded as embodying an aspect of a culture
4. A star whose fame turns him or her into a myth.
5. A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.
6. A fictitious story, person, or thing

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