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... a man murdered his wife after believing her to be a ‘changeling’, his real wife having been taken by the fairies.
The Capgras delusion theory (or Capgras syndrome) is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor.
Did you read my post about an epic battle between the Native American Gods, Skell and Llao which is believed to be a dramatization of an event in history 6000 years ago. Or the "mythical beasts" that have been either found, or demonstrated to have recently gone extinct. Even the Duck Billed Platypus was initially approached with some skepticism.Marriage Law?Perhaps not myths per-se, but there are some very strong scientific reasons why incestuous relationships are a very bad idea. Likewise, it has been demonstrated that other taboos such as cannibalism is unhealthy.There is still some debate about unicorns, but it is quite likely that unicorn horns were modelled after either antelope horns or more likely narwhals, the unicorns of the sea.Noah's Flood? Again hotly debated. There have been many floods. But, perhaps there is some cultural memory of sea level rises the flooding of the Mediterranean Sea in the early Holocene.