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  1. the comparison of myths from different cultures in an attempt to identify shared themes and characteristics

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  2. has served a variety of academic purposes

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  3. For example, scholars have used the relationships between different myths to trace the development of religions and cultures, to propose common origins for myths from different cultures, and to support various psychological theories

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  4. The anthropologist C. Scott Littleton defines comparative mythology as "the systematic comparison of myths and mythic themes drawn from a wide variety of cultures"

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  5. Comparative mythologists come from different fields, including folklore, anthropology, history, linguistics, and religious studies, and they have used different methods to compare myths

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  6. has uncovered a number of parallels between the myths of different cultures, including some very widespread recurring themes and plot elements

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