from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or recorded in myths or mythology.
  • adj. Fabulous; imaginary.

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  • adj. of, or relating to myths or mythology
  • adj. legendary
  • adj. imaginary, fabulous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to mythology; proceeding from mythology: of the nature of a myth; containing myths: fabulous: as, a mythological account of the creation.

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  • adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity


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  • Selvans assuredly comes from Latin Silvanus which is in turn formed from a Latin word silva "forest" and that would help explain why he does not appear in Greek mythological scenes, right?

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  • The laft of thefe authors divided his hiitory into three periods: the firft he called the mythological period, from the mull remote records to. the time of the deftru&ion of the Alexandiian library, in the 7th century after Chrift j the fe - cond he named the dark period, from the laft - mentioned event, to the 17th century j the third, which he did not live to write, he called the mere a r tain times ofchem: JIy.

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  • In Dream Angus, certain mythological episodes concerning Angus’ conception, birth and life are beautifully retold.

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  • The good part of our so-called mythological beasties is that they are very deeply embedded in us by now and only make rare appearances in dreams where it's child's play to cut them in half and send them back to sleep between the stardust from whence they came.

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  • “A picture of Casiopea,” she says, referring to the mythological queen whom Poseidon turned into an upside-down constellation.


  • The speech of Phaedrus is also described as the mythological, that of Pausanias as the political, that of Eryximachus as the scientific, that of

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  • I have just finished MY GODS, that is to say the mythological part of my Saint-Antoine, on which I have been working since the beginning of June.

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  • ‡ Parnassus is known as the mythological home of poetry and music.


  • The idylls of Theocritus find, indeed, a parallel in the playful treatment of Satyrs and other subjects of a similar character; but these belong to what may be called mythological genre rather than to religious art.

    Religion and Art in Ancient Greece

  • For example, a painting by Zeuxis of which Lucian has left us a description illustrates what may be called mythological genre.

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