myth·​o·​log·​i·​cal ˌmi-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce mythological (audio)
variants or less commonly mythologic
: of or relating to mythology or myths : dealt with in mythology
: lacking factual basis or historical validity : mythical, fabulous
mythologically adverb

Examples of mythological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mythological creature mourns her kids, who, in some variations, take their own lives. Sarah Quiñones Wolfson, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2023 How Storytellers Can Show Their True Selves The modern superhero speaks to a universal psyche firmly established in people across the world, through centuries of mythological and religious stories depicting our gods and heroes with supernatural abilities. Sharad Devarajan, Rolling Stone, 28 July 2023 Claudel took to sculpture in her teens, making busts of famous historical figures (Napoleon, Bismarck) and riffing on mythological and biblical themes (Daphnis and Chloe, David and Goliath). Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 Growing up on tales of the occult and mythological creatures like La Llorona and La Chupacabra, Latines are predisposed to loving a good fright. Allison Argueta-Claros, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 The mythological half-goat-half-human figure is believed to be the evil twin of Saint Nicholas and, according to, was first created as early as the Middle Ages in an effort to help discipline children. Sucheta Rawal, Travel + Leisure, 29 Oct. 2023 And now, as played with fierce physicality and grueling commitment by Annette Bening, Diana is a movie character: an impossible person who achieved the impossible, a naiad whose truer mythological counterpart might be Narcissus. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 All these mythological people, the president and the first lady, are in front of you. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 Greece, not so much, and almost always in a mythological rather than historical setting. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


mythology + -ical

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mythological was in 1614

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“Mythological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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