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Meaning of MYTH

Pronunciation:  mith

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

MYTH is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: Gotterdammerung, mythology, Ragnarok, story, Twilight of the Gods



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Myth\, n. [Written also {mythe}.] [Gr. my^qos myth, fable,
tale, talk, speech: cf. F. mythe.]
1. A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied
   a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience,
   and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul
   are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the
   origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric
   origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as

2. A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose
   actual existence is not verifiable.

         As for Mrs. Primmins's bones, they had been myths
         these twenty years.                   --Ld. Lytton.

{Myth history}, history made of, or mixed with, myths.

 Definition: stories that are told about the deeds that supernatural beings played in the creation of human beings and the universe itself.
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