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Modernism and postmodernism provided a unique opportunity for coming back to the world of mythology and restoring them for the aesthetic purposes in art and literature. This article is an attempt to find out the reasons for such an interest in modern and postmodern novels. The results indicate that the reasons for this interest might be different for modernists and postmodernists because, while the former looked for the intertextual and interdiscursive capacities of the novels, the latter, due to the narrative and structural possibilities of myths, made use of them for better depicting their change of literary text as well as their need to spirituality, reexamining the reality, and satisfying the commands of the social and critical institutions.