mythological

adjective
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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Other Words from mythological

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

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In the journal Nature on Wednesday, California astronomers shine a light on the 21-mile-wide (34-kilometer-wide) moon Hippocamp, named after the mythological sea horse. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "Neptune’s newest, tiniest moon likely fragment of bigger one," 20 Feb. 2019 Sagittarians learn through experience, so once something sparks their interest, these celestial archers are ready to gallop (fittingly, the centaur is Sagittarius' mythological correspondence). Allure, "How the Sun's Position In Your Birth Chart Affects Your Zodiac Sign," 14 Aug. 2018 Chang’e-4, whose name comes a mythological goddess who lives on the moon with her pet rabbit, represents another step forward for the CNSA's ambitions. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "China Successfully Lands on Far Side of Moon," 3 Jan. 2019 Mykonos, Greece Said to have been where Hercules killed the giants, Mykonos is steeped in mythological history. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 And the one first-round upset — a classic 5 over 4, advancing the Steelheads over the mythological Kraken. Evan Webeck, The Seattle Times, "Sockeyes or Totems? Announcing the winner of our (unofficial) tournament to name Seattle’s NHL team," 8 Oct. 2018 His marble statues of mythological heroes were celebrated for the perfection of their poised athleticism, his female and amatory groups admired for their refined eroticism and emotional tenderness. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Canova’s George Washington’ Review: The Very Model of a Lost Masterpiece," 9 June 2018 Privacy - Terms Like the East Area Rapist, the Zodiac Killer took on an almost mythological presence in the psyche of Californians, and the story of his killing spree has been told in multiple books and movies over the decades. Anita Chabria And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "Can DNA identify the Zodiac Killer now that it has revealed the East Area Rapist suspect?," 3 May 2018 Within the park, the tale of Wyatt had reached near-mythological proportions; he was known as a mysterious figure who massacred an entire town. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Remember About Westworld's Dolores Abernathy," 19 Apr. 2018

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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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