Granum veritatis in omni fabula est.

“There’s a grain of truth in every story.”

What is myth?

Myth is a traditional or legendary story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings, heroes, deities, or demigods or recounting some practice, event, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

Synonyms: folk tale, folk story, legend, tale, story, fable, saga, mythos, lore, folklore, mythology