What is another word for mythos?

Pronunciation: [mˈɪθə͡ʊz] (IPA)

Mythos is a Greek term that refers to a story, a narrative or a set of beliefs that are commonly held by a group of people. When we say mythos, we are referring to a collection of stories that shape our understanding of the world around us. There are many synonyms for mythos that can give you a better idea of what it means. These include folklore, legends, tales, myths, sagas, epics, fables, and myths. Each of these words carries with it a slightly different connotation, but they all point to the same underlying concept of a narrative that shapes our understanding of the world.

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What are the hypernyms for Mythos?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Mythos

The sages of old veiled indeed the highest truths in allegorical forms, in symbols, and finally in a beautiful and richly-colored mythos, but they brought them near to the multitude shrouded it is true but still discernible."
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers
Such poets, however, did not create their mythos, but imbibed it from the earlier Egyptian civilization and formed disguised allegorical poems.
"An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients"
John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson
If we must have a Greek title for our science, we might derive it either from mythos, word, or from logos, speech.
"Lectures on The Science of Language"
Max Müller

Famous quotes with Mythos

  • When I consider all the circumstances detailed above respecting the Pans, I cannot help believing that, under the mythos, a doctrine or history of a sect is concealed. Cunti, the wife of Pandu (du or God, Pan), wife of the generative power, mother of the Pandavas or devas, daughter of Sura or Syra the Sun—Pandæa only daughter of Cristna or the Sun—Pandion, who had by Medea a son called Medus, the king of the Medes, who had a cousin, the famous Perseus — surely all this is very mythological — an historical parable!
    Godfrey Higgins
  • "The schism between Christianity and the arts has had two profound consequences, two vast impoverishments--one for the arts world, the other for the Church. First, for the arts world, the loss of a transcendent religious vision, a refined and rigorous sense of the sacred, the breaking and discarding of the two thousand years of Christian mythos, symbolism, and tradition has left contemporary American art spiritually diminished. The shallow novelty, the low-cost nihilism, and the vague and sentimental spiritual pretensions of so much contemporary art—in every medium—are the legacy of this schism, as well as the cynicism that pervades the arts world” (26).
    Dana Gioia

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