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.
Recent Examples of mythology from the Web
Cool eclipse stuff: workshops, seminars, downloadables Whittenberger Planetarium: The planetarium’s July 27 show (7 p.m.) will focus on stories and mythologies about the eclipse from cultures around the world.
But let the drama burn cleanly rather than manipulatively — celebrate infusing your life with meaning, magic, and mythology by strutting down the street to a personal soundtrack, or slipping into clothing that makes your skin sing.
Spend four episodes with said Belmont dueling monsters and having cryptic conversations with Alucard and Death and Charon and the rest of Castlevania’s grab-bag of characters from mythology and weird fiction.
In Hebrew mythology Lilith is Adam’s first wife, before Eve.
But there’s a good reason the Spider-Man series has been rebooted twice since 2002, when Sam Raimi made the first movie foray into the Marvel character's mythology: In our imagination Peter Parker remains, and always must be, a teenager.
Sharon Starr is the housekeeper Cassandra, a nod to Greek mythology, ancient wisdom, and low brow voodoo.
For her first line of highlighters called the Stardust collection, Worthy drew inspiration from Greek mythology.
In Indian mythology, the Hindu demon Rahu spent his days chasing the Moon and Sun.
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Origin and Etymology of mythology
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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