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.
- Also myth·ic [mith-ik] /ˈmɪθ ɪk/ .
- myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- myth·i·cal·ness, noun
- non·myth·i·cal, adjective
- non·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pre·myth·i·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·myth·i·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-myth·i·cal, adjective
- qua·si-myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- sem·i·myth·ic, adjective
- sem·i·myth·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·myth·i·cal, adjective
- un·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- mythical , mythological
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How to use mythical in a sentence
The mythic origin of the feast was the creation of the world by the god Marduk.
Imagining novels as biological specimens creates a crazed and mythic zoology of hybrids, beasts, mutants, and aberrations.
Movements of all kind create mythic histories, and institutions of all kinds do what they can to control these founding stories.
Partly because Ben was as naturally and effortlessly impeccable as Astaire or Cary Grant, or any other mythic style-setter.
Even his alliterative name had mythic qualities: Ben Bradlee.
This animal is also a favourite mythic form of expression in Merlin's famous prophesy.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore | Charles Hardwick
Sometimes, in these legends, the very names of the Teutonic mythic personages are preserved.Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present | John Timbs
With the battle of Bravalla the mythic age of Denmark and the North comes to an end.ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; | Hezekiah Butterworth
Of the mythic age I suppose almost every circumstance to have been imported, and adopted; or else to be a fable.
It differs entirely from the Irish legends which I have heard on the subject—and is of a truly mythic character.George Borrow and His Circle | Clement King Shorter
British Dictionary definitions for mythical
of or relating to myth
imaginary or fictitious
- mythically, adverb
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