Definition of mythos in English:

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mythos

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪθɒs/
/ˈmɪθɒs/

noun (plural mythoi /ˈmɪθɔɪ/)

chiefly technical
1A myth or mythology: the Arthurian mythos
More example sentences
  • Much of the traditional Arthurian mythos has simply been left out.
  • In this unique, austere interpretation of the Arthurian mythos, there isn't a shot or a camera movement that doesn't represent thought - and love.
  • The Vulcan of the Islamic mythos was named Jabr.
1.1A traditional or recurrent narrative theme or plot structure.
Example sentences
  • This is the central mythos, the guiding narrative, of modernity of course.
  • This is the mythos of tragedy, combined with a glorious transcendence of conflict.
  • For Frye this meant that there were four archetypal plot modes, or mythoi, that characterized Western literature.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Greek.

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