mythologem

noun
my·​thol·​o·​gem | \mə̇ˈthäləjəm\
plural -s

Definition of mythologem 

: 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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History and Etymology for mythologem

Greek mythologēma mythical narrative, from mythologein to narrate mythical tales

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