And I think the thing about mythology is that it makes all of our problems universal.
In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.
In Greek mythology, the Gorgon Medusa had the face of a woman and poisonous snakes for hair; her glance could turn men to stone.
She speaks to Doug Stanton about her love of very fast cars, mythology, and the Bulgarian bagpipes.
The epic, movielike qualities of her life enabled people to hold on to the mythology for five decades.
In Persian mythology, however, the word is used for evil spirits or demons.
It appears again in the mythology of Italy, in Greece, in Germany.
I have said the Norse mythology was in a transition state from physitheism to psychotheism.
They used to be vigorous and militant, as Japanese mythology shows.
But of this being, as possessing a place among the heroes of mythology, we are left in considerable ignorance.
early 15c., "exposition of myths," from Middle French mythologie and directly from Late Latin mythologia, from Greek mythologia "legendary lore, a telling of mythic legends; a legend, story, tale," from mythos "myth" (of unknown origin) + -logy "study." Meaning "a body of myths" first recorded 1781.
The body of myths belonging to a culture. Myths are traditional stories about gods and heroes. They often account for the basic aspects of existence — explaining, for instance, how the Earth was created, why people have to die, or why the year is divided into seasons. Classical mythology — the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans — has had an enormous influence on European and American culture.