“After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of ‘truth’, and indeed present aspects of it that can only be received in this mode; and long ago certain truths and modes of this kind were discovered and must always reappear.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

 

totem and taboo

Creation Legends

Giants in Legend

Great Flood Legends

Serpents in Legend