See also: Mythos
- A story or set of stories relevant to or having a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, or other group.
2017 October 27, Alex McLevy, “Making a killing: The brief life and bloody death of the post-Scream slasher revival”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Hollywood studios had largely stopped producing the horror subgenre, save for the odd hybrid vehicle (the sci-fi slasher of Species, the cartoonish evil of Leprechaun), and the iconic killers of the ’80s—Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers—had either devolved into needlessly complex mythos or unintentional self-parody, and sometimes both.
- Anything delivered by word of mouth: a word, speech, conversation, or similar; a story, tale, or legend, especially a poetic tale.
- A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.
- An analysis of the comparative frequency of the plural forms mythoi and mythoses in four corpora revealed that in the two of them that had either plural form, mythoi was rare and mythoses was non-existent. Moreover, of ten other dictionaries, seven list mythoi as the only valid plural, the other three are tacit regarding the matter, but none of them mention mythoses.
a story relevant to a particular culture or some other group
- ^ The British National Corpus (BYU–BNC): mythoi (0) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA): mythoi (1) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ BYU–OED: The Oxford English Dictionary: mythoi (4) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ The TIME Magazine Corpus of American English: mythoi (0) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ “mythos” listed in the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [4th Ed.]
- ^ “mythos” defined by Dictionary.com Unabridged
- ^ “mythos” defined by the Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Ed.]
- ^ “mythos” defined by the Free Online Dictionary
- ^ “mythos” defined by Merriam–Webster’s Online Dictionary
- ^ “mythos, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [draft revision; June 2008]
- ^ “mythos” defined by the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © 1997 Random House, Inc., on Infoplease
- ^ “mythos” listed in Garth Kemerling’s Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names 
- ^ “mythos” defined by Wordsmyth
- ^ “mythos” defined by YourDictionary.com
- plural of
From Ancient Greek.
- a myth
Second declension, Greek type.
- (myth): fabula