mythology

[[t]mɪθɒ̱ləʤi[/t]]
mythologies
1) N-VAR Mythology is a group of myths, especially all the myths from a particular country, religion, or culture.

In Greek mythology, the god Zeus took the form of a swan to seduce Leda...

This is well illustrated in the mythologies of many cultures.

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mythological [[t]mɪ̱θəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ usu ADJ n

...the mythological beast that was part lion and part goat.

2) N-VAR You can use mythology to refer to the beliefs or opinions that people have about something, when you think that they are false or untrue.

Altman strips away the pretence and mythology to expose the film industry as a business like any other, dedicated to the pursuit of profit.


English dictionary. 2008.

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