[mith-i-kuh l or mith-ik]
- pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
- dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period.
- dealing with myths, as writing.
- existing only in myth, as a person.
- without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical.
Origin of mythical
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Examples from the Web for mythical
As a child, he worshipped leaders like Malcolm X and remembers having imagining Africa as a mythical place.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa
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Bulbous columns, winding staircases, and whimsical bas-reliefs of mythical creatures wrap around the palace.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand
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The notion of a “spread”—the mythical Texas ranch that every Texas cowboy hopes for—fueled his imagination.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas
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The philosopher, Plato, linked Santorini with the mythical lost city of Atlantis that sank beneath the waves.
I can see why the original name of this mythical island was Kallisti—“the most beautiful one.”
The mythical or cosmical element reminds us of the Timaeus, the ideal of the Republic.Statesman
The most famous and the longest, is the laws of Manu, a mythical progenitor of mankind.History of Religion
Here they will exclaim perchance, 'What have you to do with a mythical god?'Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Troyan is also the name of a mythical king who often figures in Slavonic legends.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
This mythical Wells gang could have been holed up in the city, too, you know.The Best Made Plans
Everett B. Cole
- of or relating to myth
- imaginary or fictitious
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Word Origin and History for mythical
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