There have been several legends and myths surrounding the rms titanic over the years these have ranged from the myth about the ship being unsinkable to the myth concerning the final song played by the ships orchestra. Innumerable myths and legends surround the fate of the rms titanic the unsinkable ship that met its end on april 15 1912 some of these legends are true there was no room 13 on the titanic and a volume of the rubaiyat of omar khayyam was on board as it sank although it wasnt priceless . The first critical analysis of the titanic as a modern myth this book focuses on the second of the two titanics the first was the physical titanic the rusting remains of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north atlantic. It is the tragic story that everybody knows the end to the doomed titanic sinks its final hours have become the stuff of myth but how much have the various film versions of the story helped . Howells found six parallels between the titanic myths and those located in preliterate myths of various peoples first realistic detail is used to establish credibility for the fantastic parts of the story
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