mythos

noun my·thos \ ˈmi-ˌthōs , -ˌthäs \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of mythos

plural mythoi play \-ˌthȯi\
1 a : myth 1a
b : mythology 2a
2 : a pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristic or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture
3 : theme, plot
  • the starving artist mythos

Examples of mythos in a Sentence

  1. according to one creation mythos, humans sprang from the forehead of a god

  2. the Superman mythos has long since become ingrained in popular American culture

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Origin and Etymology of mythos

Greek

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