from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person whose duty it is to learn, remember, and teach the knowledge of the mythology of a tribe, either to all the members of the tribe, or to a successor. Myth-keepers are found among tribes which have well-developed religious organization but which do not possess the art of writing.


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  • Special programs scheduled for Monday include Leave It to Beavers, a Claytor Lake Park ranger program at 3: 30 p.m. and Cherokee myth-keeper Red Hawk at 6: 30 p.m.

    The Roanoke Times: Home page 2008


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