Culture myth

1.A myth accounting for the discovery of arts and sciences or the advent of a higher civilization, as in the Prometheus myth.
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The business intelligence gathering organisation Datamonitor published "UK Personal Injury Litigation: The Compensation Culture Myth Exploded" (2002).
GEORGE LUCAS takes aim at the creator of Star Wars--perhaps the most enduring pop culture myth of the past 50 years, and a story that taught many of us how to play, with the help of those ubiquitous action figures of the late 1970s.
In The Homesteader, Micheaux neither condemns nor critiques the dominant culture myth of manifest destiny but rather claims a share of the spoils for the enterprising black man.