Max Muller founded comparative mythology with the goal of investigating cross-cultural themes in myths. As I earlier indicated, it is true that there are interpretative differences in cultural myths, but there also are significant similarities of myths across cultures. In Essays on Comparative Mythology, (1856) Muller considers myths attempts to understand natural events. Like Campbell, Mueller proposed that culture’s frequently distort natural phenomena. Cultures and religions often take what is natural and turn it into something that is supernatural. Religion’s dogmas are frequently based on supernatural distortions of natural events (much more to come).