Definitions for mythical
ˈmɪθ ɪ kəlmyth·i·cal
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fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythologicaladjective
based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
"mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"
Existing in myth.
not real; false or fabricated.
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.
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.
of or relating to myths; described in a myth; of the nature of a myth; fabulous; imaginary; fanciful
Etymology: [L. mythicus, Gr. . See Myth.]
The numerical value of mythical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of mythical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
His mythical stories from Ballybeg reached all corners of the world from Dublin to London to Broadway and onto the silver screen, all of his plays, including' Translations',' Faith Healer',' Philadelphia, Here I Come !' and' Dancing at Lughnasa', will forever form part of the canon of greatness in dramatic writing.
We wanted to come here because this store is mythical.
I want Cuba to win but I came to follow Raul, the mythical No. 7 from Madrid.
The personal, if it is deep enough, becomes universal, mythical, symbolic.
I understand that times are changing, but it's a shame, places like this are part of our culture, they have a mythical status.
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- míticCatalan, Valencian
- mítico, míticaSpanish
- favoloso, leggendario, miticoItalian
- mythicum, mythicus, mythica, fabulare, fabularisLatin
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