myth

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Myth \Myth\ (m[i^]th), noun [Written also {mythe}.] [Gr. my^qos myth, fable, tale, talk, speech: cf. F. mythe.]

1. A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical.

2. A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable.

As for Mrs. Primmins's bones, they had been myths these twenty years. --Ld. Lytton.

{Myth history}, history made of, or mixed with, myths.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

myth

noun

1: a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people


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