mythology

my|thol|o|gy [mıˈθɔlədʒi US -ˈθa:-] n plural mythologies [U and C]
1.) set of ancient myths
characters from classical mythology
mythology of
the mythology of the Persians
2.) ideas or opinions that many people have, but that are wrong or not true
According to popular mythology , school days are the best days of your life.
>mythological [ˌmıθəˈlɔdʒıkəl US -ˈla:-] adj
The walls are painted with mythological scenes.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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