Synonyms and Antonyms of myth
a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature
- According to an ancient Greek myth, humans acquired fire from Prometheus, a Titan who had stolen it from heaven.
the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place
- Over the years Davy Crockett evolved from an actual person to one of the great figures of American myth.
a false idea or belief
- The idea that alligators can live in the sewers of New York is just a myth.
delusion, error, fallacy, falsehood, falsity, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, old wives' tale, untruth
fiction, pretense (or pretence)
distortion, inaccuracy, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misperception, misunderstanding
misinformation, misknowledge, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement
fib, half-truth, lie, story, tale