Myths are Legendary or Traditional Stories Usually with a Hero

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Myths are traditional or legendary stories, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation. The stories of Daniel Boone and the Epic of Gilgamesh are both myths, but a major difference they have is that Daniel Boone is a true and real life story, while Gilgamesh uses historical details to create the story, but it is fictional. Based off of ancient documents, we know that Gilgamesh was the king of Uruk in Mesopotamia. Boone on the other hand, was closer to our actual time period .Daniel Boone played a significant role in the exploration and settlement of Kentucky and the U.S. western frontier. On Boone’s voyage of colonization it took Boone and his companions several years of horrible and deceitful, on both sides, encounters. Unlike Daniel Boone, Gilgamesh’s conquest of Humbaba, the king of cedar forest, in a single journey. Both Daniel and Gilgamesh did things that not only stirred emotions in their citizens (Gilgamesh and Uruk, Daniel and the American settlers), but also inspired the people. Boone has similarities to Gilgamesh, but Odysseus is far more different for the story of Daniel Boone.
Homer, the author of Odysseus, took several aspects of Greek heroes and human personalities to create Odysseus. He gives Odysseus particular characteristics, like a scar, to characteristics we associate with individuals, like laughing and crying. Homer does to make it seem like Odysseus is a real person, but is a

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