myth

Definitions

General English

Information & Library Science

  • noun a story made up a long time ago to explain natural phenomena or to justify religious beliefs

Media Studies

  • noun a traditional story about heroes or supernatural beings, often attempting to explain the origins of natural phenomena or aspects of human behaviour
  • noun a set of often idealised or glamorised ideas and stories surrounding a particular phenomenon, concept or famous person
  • noun a widely held but mistaken belief
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