mythologem

noun

my·​thol·​o·​gem
mə̇ˈthäləjəm
plural -s
: a basic or recurrent theme of myth
the universal flood and the fire bringer are mythologems of diverse times and races

Word History

Etymology

Greek mythologēma mythical narrative, from mythologein to narrate mythical tales

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“Mythologem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythologem. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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