myth.

myth.

abbreviation for
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) mythological
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) mythology
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The weaklings and cowards they had promptly eaten, and the unbelievable tale of their many heads adorning the canoe-houses was part of the myth.
"Listen, Conrart, this is the morality of Epicurus, whom, besides, I consider, if I must tell you so, as a myth. Antiquity is mostly mythical.
"I have always thought," she said, "that Penelope was a myth. In your case I should say that Penelope represents a return to sanity
For the moment her fears had been allayed by the sight of the camp, which she had come to look upon as more or less a myth. Hanson pointed toward the single tent that stood in the center of the enclosure.
Scholars of English literature examine Anglophone diasporic literature from the perspectives of myths of nation-building, dis/locations: clashes and conflicts, and imaginary dislocations: from mythopoeia to the relocation of myth. Among the topics are relocating the myths of the Indian nation in Amit Chaudhuri's A Strange and Sublime Address (1991) and St Cyril Road and Other Poems (2005), how to picket-fence a mountain: myths of domesticity and dislocation in Isabella Bird's wild west, reworkings of a literary myth and historical construction: Nehanda (Zimbabwe), transfiguring Australian founding myths in Patrick White's fiction: Voss as an iconoclastic reinterpretation of the explorer myth, and transcending postcolonial identity through myth: Yann Martel's Life of Pi.
"And Now For Something Completely Different: Addressing Assumptions About Myth." The Classical Journal 109:1, 114-122.
Bouchard provides an overview of the definitions of myth found in scholarship which provides the reader with a useful tool by which to conduct further research on how to define myth.
To be more precise, an ethical judgment is not adequate for a myth. For it is before the good or the evil, before the true or the false.
Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Not any character can be transformed into a myth. For this to happen, as M.--C.
I thought about all the great tales that spring from myths, because literature is myth. But in a modern novel, a myth is a point of departure that inspires a narrative that is realist at heart.
Looking at the myth of Boreas near the beginning of the dialogue, he highlights Socrates' own rejection of allegorical interpretations of myth. Warnings about the dangers of seduction appear in the myth of the cicadas.