from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Myth.
- n. Mythology.
- n. The pattern of basic values and attitudes of a people, characteristically transmitted through myths and the arts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A story or set of stories relevant to or having a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, or other group.
- n. Anything delivered by word of mouth: a word, speech, conversation, or similar; a story, tale, or legend, especially a poetic tale.
- n. A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.
Greek mūthos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek μῦθος (muthos, "report”, “tale”, “story"). (Wiktionary)