Mythology is not backed up by records or dates or witnesses , meaning it is just stories records ,dates and witnesses ,they can be found in history books today, and Scientist who are our greatest evidence of found specimens. This tells us anybody can make up a story but can they back it up with witnesses or documentation. Many things people fear are known as superstitions, and many people do not know what is seen can be explained. Are you ready for the truth . That is the point.
mythology is a subjective truth. It is real only when there is belief. If I believe in nationalism then the country becomes my deity, the flag its symbolic deification, the anthem the prayer and nationalistic stories become the legends and sacred lore. But the belief in old hag, boogey man I don't really know but it would be interesting to know.
I think a little different if you have a fake bill you might be able to spend it ,up until the truth that it is phoney or counterfeit . People do act out belief . But that does not change the reality of what is Truth. It is not real money.
Since I became a Christian in 1978, I have taken many discipleship classes. Some used acrostics and acronyms to facilitate sharing the gospel. Early on when I spoke with Jehovah's Witnesses, I would say...