After the Myths Went Home by Robert Silverberg

"After the Myths Went Home"

by Robert Silverberg

Form: Short story

Year: 1969

ID: 13

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More than ten thousand years into the future, people bore easily, so they start recreating great historical figures for their amusement. When they tire of that, they start making fictional and mythical characters. At their distant remove, it's pretty much the same thing. So they make Adam and Eve, Pan, Odysseus, the Minotaur, Salome, and many others. But eventually the people became bored with the myths, too. It is only later that they discover that having myths is maybe a good thing.

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