Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. A. A society's rites were more likely to be retained in the oral tradition if its myths were admired for artistic qualities. B. The artistic quality of a myth was sometimes an essential reason for a society to abandon it from the oral tradition. C. Some early societies stopped using myths in their religious practices when rites ceased to be seen as useful for social well-being. D. Myths sometimes survived in a society's tradition because of their artistic qualities even after they were no longer deemed religiously beneficial.