as in myth
a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature according to one creation mythos, humans sprang from the forehead of a god

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as in mythology
the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place the Superman mythos has long since become ingrained in popular American culture

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“Mythos.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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