What does Mythical mean?

Definitions for Mythical
ˈmɪθ ɪ kəlmyth·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythologicaladjective

    based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity

    "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"

Wiktionary

  1. mythicaladjective

    Existing in myth.

  2. mythicaladjective

    not real; false or fabricated.

Wikipedia

  1. mythical

    Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin myths. Since "myth" is widely used to imply that a story is not objectively true, the identification of a narrative as a myth can be highly controversial. Many adherents of religions view their own religions' stories as truth and so object to their characterization as myth, the way they see the stories of other religions. As such, some scholars label all religious narratives "myths" for practical reasons, such as to avoid depreciating any one tradition because cultures interpret each other differently relative to one another. Other scholars avoid using the term "myth" altogether and instead use different terms like "sacred history", "holy story", or simply "history" to avoid placing pejorative overtones on any sacred narrative.Myths are often endorsed by secular and religious authorities and are closely linked to religion or spirituality. Many societies group their myths, legends, and history together, considering myths and legends to be true accounts of their remote past. In particular, creation myths take place in a primordial age when the world had not achieved its later form. Other myths explain how a society's customs, institutions, and taboos were established and sanctified. There is a complex relationship between recital of myths and the enactment of rituals. The main characters in myths are usually non-humans, such as gods, demigods, and other supernatural figures. Others include humans, animals, or combinations in their classification of myth. Stories of everyday humans, although often of leaders of some type, are usually contained in legends, as opposed to myths. Myths are sometimes distinguished from legends in that myths deal with gods, usually have no historical basis, and are set in a world of the remote past, very different from that of the present.

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  1. mythical

    Mythical refers to anything related to, based on, or appearing in myths or mythology—an ancient traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, typically involving gods or supernatural beings. It can describe elements, beings, events, or lore that are often fictional, fantastical, and symbolic, intended to convey cultural, moral, or spiritual lessons or truths. So, a mythical creature, for instance, can mean a creature that features in mythology, such as a dragon or unicorn, which doesn't exist in real life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mythicaladjective

    of or relating to myths; described in a myth; of the nature of a myth; fabulous; imaginary; fanciful

  2. Etymology: [L. mythicus, Gr. . See Myth.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mythical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mythical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Mythical in a Sentence

  1. Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1:

    Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.

  2. Bryan Fenster:

    He is like this mythical, stereotypical journalist.

  3. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane:

    I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things.

  4. Michal Drahus:

    We immediately noticed the familiar coma and tail that were not seen around Oumuamua, this is really cool because it means that our new visitor is one of these mythical and never-before-seen real interstellar comets.

  5. Roberto Capodieci:

    Decision-making power doesn't rest with any individual, but Nakamoto is such a mythical figure, if he appears he could become a sort of messiah to the community.

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