mythology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: French or Late Latin; French mythologie, from Late Latin mythologia interpretation of myths, from Greek, legend, myth, from mythologein to relate myths, from mythos + logos speech — more at legend Date: 1603 1. an allegorical narrative 2. a body of myths: as a. the myths dealing with the gods, demigods, and legendary heroes of a particular people b. mythos 2 <
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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 <
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mythologer nounmythologist noun

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