Definition of mythology
1 : an allegorical narrative
3 : a branch of knowledge that deals with myth
4 : a popular belief or assumption that has grown up around someone or something : myth 2a <defective mythologies that ignore masculine depth of feeling — Robert Bly>
mythologerplay \-jər\ noun
mythologistplay \-jist\ noun
Examples of mythology in a sentence
We have been studying ancient Greek mythology.
We compared the two cultures' mythologies.
There is a popular mythology that he discovered the cause of the disease by himself.
Origin and Etymology of mythology
French or Late Latin; French mythologie, from Late Latin mythologia interpretation of myths, from Greek, legend, myth, from mythologein to relate myths, from mythos + logos speech — more at legend
First Known Use: 1603
MYTHOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mythology for English Language Learners
: the myths of a particular group or culture
: ideas that are believed by many people but that are not true
MYTHOLOGY Defined for Kids
Definition of mythology for Students
: a collection of myths <Greek mythology>
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