Definitions of Mythology
- (noun) A collection of stories that embody or explain the worldview of an individual or group.
- (noun) The study of myths.
Examples of Mythology
- American English – /mi-thAHl-uh-jee/
- British English – /mi-thOl-uh-jee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /məˈθɑlədʒi/
- British English – /mᵻˈθɒlədʒi/
- 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.
- personified supernatural force
- rite of passage
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mythology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 29, 2023 (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 November 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/mythology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“mythology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mythology/>.