Interesting “In Our Time” this morning. Subject is Romulus and Remus, but already majoring on the recurring myths aspect. Interesting in itself.
Most interesting the argument about the original “creation” of the myth. I agree with those arguing against Peter Wiseman; there is no actual point when a particular story is created or first told. Evolution only throws up new “species” with hindsight, and the hindsight is a choice to attach the label to the recurring pattern. There is no point when all elements are “brought” together for the first time. (Even in biology, this speciation has arbitrary choice elements.)
Intriguing – just another “creation vs evolution” meta-myth of myths.