Among Gypsies, storytelling used to be the tradition that carried the tales from one generation to another. Gypsies liked to tell stories and being good at it, they received support from their audiences. Credibility of the stories was of little importance. What counted was the level of interest they were able to induce. Without doubt, this was also the way in which the beliefs of their Egyptian origins (and thus the word Gypsy) spread around. Elsewhere in time and space this priority often brought about disdain of the majority groups, who considered Gypsies to be liars and cheaters.