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Definitions of Mythology

  1. (noun) A collection of stories that embody or explain the worldview of an individual or group.
  2. (noun) The study of myths.

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  • Plural: mythologies
  • Also called mythos.
  • A (noun) mythologist studies (adjective) mythic or (adjective) mythical or (adjective) mythological or (adjective) mythopoeic topics such as (verb) mythicizing or (verb) mythologizing which is the act of creating myths by a (noun) mythmaker using process called (noun) mythopoeia or (noun) mythogyms which are core components of myths, additionally a (noun) mythographer writes (noun) mythographies, which are compilations of myths.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mythology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mythology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

mythology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/mythology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mythology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/mythology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mythology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mythology/>.