Myth is the narrative relation of the occurrence of events that has a sacred nature. The characters of myth are often symbols for ideals, values, or beliefs and may have never existed outside the myth itself. Myth is typically passed down from generation to generation orally. History is the recordation of events by a witness to a given event. History may be related orally, but it is the telling of occurrences and reference to items, persons, or phenomena unknown outside the world of “myth” that differentiates myth from history.