Myth (?), n. [Written also
mythe.] [Gr. my^qos myth, fable, tale, talk,
speech: cf. F. mythe.] 1. A story of
great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding
some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces
of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a
god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of
prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received
2. A person or thing existing only in
imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable.
As for Mrs. Primmins's bones, they had been
myths these twenty years. Ld. Lytton.
Myth history, history made of, or mixed