(Gk. mythos, talk; myth). 1. Story ostensibly relating hist. events which usually explain some belief, custom, institution, or phenomenon. 2. Story in which deity acts in space and time. 3. Presentation of primitive, eschatological, or other-worldly truth in this-wor ldly language and form. 4. Story invented as veiled explanation of truth. 5. Imaginary person or thing either nonexistent or incapable of verification.
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