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Definition of "mythology" []

  • A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes. (noun)
  • A body of myths associated with an event, individual, or institution: "A new mythology, essential to the . . . American funeral rite, has grown up” ( Jessica Mitford). (noun)
  • The field of scholarship dealing with the systematic collection and study of myths. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mythology" in a sentence
  • "They fear the blue, which, in mythology, is the color of purity and holiness."
  • "It is really fascinating to learn about Hinduism and the mythology surrounding it it is not disrespectful to use the term mythology since Brinda used it when telling me some of the stories."
  • "The term mythology refers to the often sci-fi based worlds and sets of rules under which the shows operate."