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Definition of mythology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mythology

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈθɒlədʒi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɑːlədʒi//
     
    (pl. mythologies) [uncountable, countable]
     
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  1. 1ancient myths in general; the ancient myths of a particular culture, society, etc. Greek mythology a study of the religions and mythologies of ancient Rome
  2. 2ideas that many people think are true but that do not exist or are false the popular mythology that life begins at forty
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from French mythologie, or via late Latin from Greek muthologia, from muthos ‘myth’ + -logia (see -ology).Extra examples She has created her own mythology in the books. Stories about ghosts in the cathedral have entered the mythology of the town. a mythology about how to get fit the characters in Greek mythology the mythology that surrounds the princess the national mythology of marriage and family Narcissus was a character from Greek mythology.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mythology