mythos


mythos

noun

Definition of MYTHOS

1
a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature <according to one creation mythos, humans sprang from the forehead of a god>
Synonyms fable, legend, mythos
2
the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place <the Superman mythos has long since become ingrained in popular American culture>

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