\kəmpˈaɹətˌɪv mɪθˈɒləd͡ʒi], \kəmpˈaɹətˌɪv mɪθˈɒlədʒi], \k_ə_m_p_ˈa_ɹ_ə_t_ˌɪ_v m_ɪ_θ_ˈɒ_l_ə_dʒ_i]\
Definitions of COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY
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The science which compares the popular traditions and beliefs of different countries, for the purpose of classifying them and determining their origin and the mode of their growth. This science has come into existence since the discovery of the Sanskrit language and literature by European scholars, and without it it would perhaps have been impossible.
By Henry Percy Smith
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