Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as mythical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to myths; described in a myth; of the nature of a myth; fabulous; imaginary; fanciful; mythological.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Larger-than-life.
  • adjective Mythical; existing in myth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of myth
  • adjective based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity

Etymologies

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myth +‎ -ic (1660s), from Latin mythicus

Examples

  • It stems from the fact that the great metaphysical traditions, East and West-Sufi, Buddhist, neo-Confucian, Christian, Taoist-were all created at a time when the average stage of development was what we call mythic or premodern.

    unalog

  • I also snagged a moment to chat with Andrew Probert, famed Hollywood production designer for many a space opera, from Star Trek to Battlestar Galactica to a certain mythic fan film that I got to ask him about.

    FCT Roadtrip Report: New England Fan Experience | Fan Cinema Today

  • "There is a certain mythic element about these stories, but usually they're based in reality," says Joe Pika, a professor of political science at the University of Delaware.

    Though small in size, Delaware big on Biden

  • They have a historical narrative that is of extreme importance to their view of the world, but the narrative is grounded in mythic figures such as The Founders, and The Greatest Generation, and REAGAN.

    Matthew Yglesias » Reaganesque

  • Mythic-Literal Faith: The second stage we call mythic/literal faith.

    Fully Human, Fully Divine: James Fowler and Evelyn Underhill

  • The redemption of man, therefore, must occur not in mythic space-time but in real space-time.

    Faith and Fantasy, Part 1 (of who-knows-how-many)

  • The redemption of man, therefore, must occur not in mythic space-time but in real space-time.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Many people, finding this impossible to accept, seek solace in mythic expressions.

    the urge to know

  • Fans no longer view the home run record in mythic terms.

    USATODAY.com - Bonds steadily approaches history

  • See, the neat thing about stories, I think, especially fantasy stories where the archetypal aspect of the characters and the actions partake of the mythic, is that the rules of drama can fuck over any allegory.

    Thoughts on Narnia

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