(countable) The collection of myths of a people, concerning their origin, history, deity, deities, ancestors and heroes.
(countable) A similar body of myths concerning an event, person or institution.
(uncountable) The systematic collection and study of myths.
Etymology: First attested in English in 1412. From French mythologie < Latin mythologia < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (mythologia) "legend" < (polytonic, ) (mythologeÅ) "I tell tales" < (polytonic, )
(mythologos) "legend" < (polytonic, á) (mythos) "story" + (polytonic, ) (legÅ) "I say"
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