mythos

[mith-os, mahy-thos]

noun, plural myth·oi [mith-oi, mahy-thoi] /ˈmɪθ ɔɪ, ˈmaɪ θɔɪ/.

the underlying system of beliefs, especially those dealing with supernatural forces, characteristic of a particular cultural group.

Origin of mythos

1745–55; < Greek mȳ́thos; see myth
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mythos

noun plural -thoi (-θɔɪ)

the complex of beliefs, values, attitudes, etc, characteristic of a specific group or society
another word for myth, mythology
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