Definition of mythos in English:
noun (plural mythoi /ˈmiTHoi/)chiefly technical
1A myth or mythology.
- 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.
1.1(In literature) a traditional or recurrent narrative theme or plot structure.
- 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.
1.2A set of beliefs or assumptions about something: the rhetoric and mythos of science create the comforting image of linear progression toward truth
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- I told them both about my crusade to spread the word of sustainability and debunk the mythos about long-haired, granola-eating folk that surrounds it.
- The fact that she is on record as being sexually experimental simply feeds into that mythos.
- Really otherwise uninteresting people can be celebrities; it deconstructs the whole mythos.
mid 18th century: from Greek.
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