Taurus draws on the myth of Io, the nymph who was turned into a snow-white cow.
The notion of handcrafting a flawless spouse was nothing new—the Pygmalion myth dates back to ancient Greece.
All these divisions provide further proof that the myth of the monolithic “Israel Lobby” is just that.
“Sudden acceleration” (every good media crisis needs a scary phenomenon), at least as far as Audis were concerned, was a myth.
myth 2: Metabolism is the same for men or women, no matter their ages.
He cannot therefore, when he is the hero of a myth, be described as 'a god—any god you like.'
His death was a myth for the decay of vegetation, and his resurrection was a myth for its revival.
What if that old cabin proves to be a myth after all, Frank?
It is, of course, a myth, but it serves as an illustration of my present point.
If men may become stones, on the other hand, in Samoa (as in the Greek myth of Deucalion), stones may become men.
1830, from French Mythe (1818) and directly from Modern Latin mythus, from Greek mythos "speech, thought, story, myth, anything delivered by word of mouth," of unknown origin.
Myths are "stories about divine beings, generally arranged in a coherent system; they are revered as true and sacred; they are endorsed by rulers and priests; and closely linked to religion. Once this link is broken, and the actors in the story are not regarded as gods but as human heroes, giants or fairies, it is no longer a myth but a folktale. Where the central actor is divine but the story is trivial ... the result is religious legend, not myth." [J. Simpson & S. Roud, "Dictionary of English Folklore," Oxford, 2000, p.254]General sense of "untrue story, rumor" is from 1840.