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  1. an expert in mythology.
  2. a writer of myths.
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Origin of mythologist

1625–35; < Greek mȳthológ(os) story-teller (see mytho-, logo-) + -ist
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Historical Examples of mythologist

  • It is with these antique stories that the mythologist is concerned.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • To unriddle this is the task of the mythologist, who can only succeed in doing so by intuition.

  • The mythologist is, like the poet, born not made, according to Creuzer.

  • Doubts have been expressed by the German poet and mythologist, Karl Simrock, whether this was the primitive motive.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • It is for the mythologist to find out whether Homer had Korkyra in his eye when he described the mythic Scheri.

British Dictionary definitions for mythologist


  1. an expert in or student of mythology
  2. a writer or editor of myths
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