Mythical means from myth, fables, or other traditional stories. A mythical story has no basis in historical events. Sometimes someone whose deeds far outshine others is referred to as mythical.

There are a number of mythical animals that inhabit stories from around the globe. A white horse with a horn protruding from its forehead, the unicorn, is a mythical beast that is very popular worldwide. Much of Western art takes mythical stories, gods, goddesses, or other spirit creatures as subject matter.

Definitions of mythical
  1. adjective
    based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythical centaurs”
    synonyms: fabulous, mythic, mythologic, mythological
    lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
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