Contemporary Legend

While I hesitate to sucker you all into the trivia haven that is The Straight Dope, I found this article on urban legends interesting as it related to my short play

“Modern myth” has a long history (it dates back to 1911 at least), but it and “urban myth” suffer from the shortcoming that these stories aren’t myths in the sense that folklorists use the term. A myth is an orally transmitted story about the supernatural, believed by its traditional tellers, generally set in the distant past, and accounting for the origin of something.

It seems that my title, Urban Myth, is the worst way to refer to a “contemporary legend”, but I’m sure it’s quite suitable for a day in the life of Prometheus the Titan.

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