A myth is a traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people. A myth may explain aspects of the natural world or delineate the psychology, customs, or ideals of society
small slab of stone used for grinding cosmetics in pre-dynastic Egyptian times; later, large ceremonial palettes bearing carved reliefs commemorated important events.
any of various medium-grained to coarse-grained metamorphic rocks composed of laminated, often flaky parallel layers of chiefly micaceous minerals
Beginning in the Predynastic era, the Egyptians used schist palettes to grind up malachite and galena. These materials were used as eye paint for both health and cosmetic purposes.
The palettes have geometric, animal, and shield forms.
Important historical, religious, and mythological events were sometimes engraved upon them. The inscribed palettes were at times deposited in temples as ex-votos, which are offerings in fulfillment of a vow.
The most important palettes that have been discovered are the Narmer palette and the Libyan palette. Other palettes are exhibited in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England.