myth·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌmi-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce mythological (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mythologic \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce mythologic (audio) \

Definition of mythological

1 : of or relating to mythology or myths : dealt with in mythology
2 : lacking factual basis or historical validity : mythical, fabulous

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mythologically \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mythologically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mythological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If maximalists treat the Bible as verifiable fact, the minimalists treat it as fiction: a near-mythological account, composed between 500 and 200 B.C., that should be understood within a purely literary framework. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, "In Search of King David’s Lost Empire," 22 June 2020 One city, battle after battle—and with mythological elements that should allow the team to fold in some of the Warhammer mechanics. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "The PC Gaming Show 2020: These are the new games PC enthusiasts need to see," 13 June 2020 The young Stealth Hammer inherits her role from a long line of protectors of the planet in a universe that involves both high-tech and mythological beings. cleveland, "Strongsville comic book creator has high hopes for superhero Stealth Hammer," 12 June 2020 Much like the mythological sphinx, Taylor Swift is prone to speaking—and posting on Instagram—in elaborate riddles, tantalizing her fans with esoteric clues about the new projects she's got in the works. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "The Internet Thinks Taylor Swift's Latest Instagram Post Has a Hidden Meaning," 28 Apr. 2020 The game is nominally about explorers setting off on expeditions to discover mythological cities lost to time. Aaron Zimmerman, Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "The best board games to play with your quarantined housemates," 26 Apr. 2020 The mythological epithet is appropriate in more ways than one. Maddie Stone, The Atlantic, "A Forgotten Forest of Ancient Trees Was Devastated by Bushfires," 25 Feb. 2020 The artwork is in the gallery of white plaster-cast sculptures, reproductions that depict old mythological Gods, great men of ancient eras and Bible figures. Susan Dunne,, "Multisensory artwork at Springfield Museums geared toward kids on spectrum," 21 June 2019 The raven is an important mythological figure in Alaska Native and American Indian cultures, symbolizing, among other things, creation and transformation. Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage Daily News, "An Anchorage shelter under lockdown draws on the healing power of art and community," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of mythological

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mythological

mythology + -ical

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The first known use of mythological was in 1614

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2 Jul 2020

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“Mythological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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