A mythology is a collection of myths or stories about a specific person, culture, religion, or any group with shared beliefs. Most people don’t consider mythology to be entirely true, but they still take it seriously.

A myth is a story about the olden days, often featuring supernatural characters, and a mythology is a bunch of myths that are related to each other. Greek mythology is filled with tales about relationships between gods and humans, usually with gods pulling pranks all the time. Christian mythology tells the story of God creating the Earth and everything after. Mythology can also mean the study of myths in an academic situation, like studying mythology at a university.

Definitions of mythology

n myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person

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classical mythology
the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Norse mythology
the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
Greek mythology
the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Roman mythology
the mythology of the ancient Romans
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

n the study of myths

Type of:
cultural anthropology, social anthropology
the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society

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