mythologem

noun my·thol·o·gem \ mə̇ˈthäləjəm \

Definition of mythologem

plural -s
:a basic or recurrent theme of myth
  • the universal flood and the fire bringer are mythologems of diverse times and races

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Origin and Etymology of mythologem

Greek mythologēma mythical narrative, from mythologein to narrate mythical tales


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