I have to write a paper for my English class but i don't understand exactly what a cultural myth is
A cultural myth is something that a specific cultures believes that isn't true. It can be a story, a practice or a belief. Unfortunately I cannot think of a single one at this specific stage.
Well, the first thing that comes to mind for me is the russian story of baba yaga, I'd say that is a cultural myth.
i think its like a myth that a culture belives in. Like mexico beleives in elchubracobra (cant spell)
Made me think of the lochness monster (isn't that a cultural myth in Scottland?)
Here's a good example of one I'm sure everyone has heard of: Santa Claus.
Hmm, yeah I suppose it is, though that's also categorized as a cryptid.