myth·o·log·i·cal | \ˌmi-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or less commonly mythologic \-jik \

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 \-ji-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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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 That fading of the skin makes her subjects seem dreamy, almost mythological, as opposed to Wiley’s iconicity. Josephine Livingstone, New Republic, "The new Obama portraits are gorgeous alone, but combine strangely.," 12 Feb. 2018 The Vikings interpreted the designs as dragon coils, and swords like King Arthur’s Excalibur and El Cid’s Tizona became mythological. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 Behind them Boucher’s thundering series of six mythological scenes ornaments the lady’s dressing room. Cate Mcquaid,, "MFA’s ‘Casanova’ a voluptuous look at a notorious voluptuary," 6 July 2018 Named after Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1969 film about the Greek mythological sorceress, Medea is the brainchild of artists, models, and twin sisters Giulia and Camilla Venturini. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "These Italian Twin Sisters Just Created Next Season’s New It Bag," 28 June 2018 The star is nicknamed Icarus, after the Greek mythological character who flew too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax that melted. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Far out: Astronomers discover most distant star ever seen," 2 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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