) KEY NOUN: pl. my·thol·o·gies
- A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes.
- A body of myths associated with an event, individual, or institution: "A new mythology, essential to the . . . American funeral rite, has grown up" (Jessica Mitford).
- The field of scholarship dealing with the systematic collection and study of myths.
, from Late Latin mthologia
, from Greek mthologi
, -logyOTHER FORMS:my·tholo·gist(Noun)