Sacred Stories. Kinds of Sacred Stories. Myth : stories that explain why the world is the way it is Sacred History (narrative): stories which place the sacred within historical persons and/or events Parable : teaching stories. Characteristics of Myth.
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Not “false tales” – beyond proof (because the events are before & beyond historical time)
Not how it came to be but what it means
Historical but not entirely factual:
Intent: stories told to inspire us, to make certain persons and events “larger than life”, beyond the ordinary