mythos


my·thos

noun \ˈmi-ˌthōs, -ˌthäs\
plural my·thoi \-ˌthi\

Definition of MYTHOS

1
a :  myth 1a
b :  mythology 2a
2
:  a pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristic or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture
3
:  theme, plot <the starving artist mythos>

Examples of MYTHOS

  1. <according to one creation mythos, humans sprang from the forehead of a god>
  2. <the Superman mythos has long since become ingrained in popular American culture>

Origin of MYTHOS

Greek
First Known Use: 1753

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