noun, plural my·thol·o·gies.
Origin of mythology
Examples from the Web for mythology
In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Greek mythology, the Gorgon Medusa had the face of a woman and poisonous snakes for hair; her glance could turn men to stone.
Paz tells us that she owned countless encyclopedias and manuals—on mythology, law, history, philosophy, theology.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is not the reality of history, it is the mythology that is being promoted under Russian President Vladimir Putin.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience|Anna Nemtsova|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In writing my debut novel, The Home Place, I had to bust some Western mythology to tell the truth.
The quaint ideas associated in mythology with the supernatural generation here referred to have been various.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
It was natural that such experiences should find expression in his systems of mythology.Nature Mysticism|J. Edward Mercer
By this term I would designate that period in Japanese history in which mythology and history are so blended as to be inseparable.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
The appearance of the lizard-birds, the great winged dragons of mythology, had seemed to prove that the scientist was correct.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams
The first part of the Elder Edda gives the mythology of the North, while the lays of the heroes are found in its second part.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas|W. J. Henderson
noun plural -gies
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.