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mythos

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noun my·thos \ˈmi-ˌthōs, -ˌthäs\

Definition of mythos

plural my·thoi play \-ˌthȯi\

  1. 1 a :  myth 1a b :  mythology 2a

  2. 2 :  a pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristic or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture

  3. 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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