myth

01. The native people of our country have many beautiful [myths] regarding the creation of our universe.
02. Personally, I think that the story of the Loch Ness Monster is just a [myth] that the local people like to keep alive because it brings in so many tourist dollars.
03. In my opinion, it is a [myth] that smoking marijuana leads people onto harder drugs.
04. The centaur is a [mythical] animal, half-man and half-goat.
05. The suggestion that raising the minimum wage hurts the economy is a [myth], according to most economists.
06. People seem to think that childhood is a happy, stress-free time, but I think this is a [myth] created by those with short memories.
07. James Feibleman once said that a [myth] is a religion in which no one believes any longer.
08. It is a common [myth] that chocolate causes pimples.
09. There is a place in Scotland called Findhorne, where the people believe that [mythical] creatures such as fairies, and the god Pan help them in their gardening.
10. The suggestion that coffee will reduce the effects of alcohol is a [myth].
11. The art of the Roman Empire was generally commemorative and narrative, and was based not on [myth], but on history.
12. Some scholars have tried to place the location of the [mythical] Garden of Eden in what is now the nation of Bahrain.
13. It has been said that in Ireland, history and [myth] have a strange way of merging.
14. It is hard to say whether the story of William Tell is Swiss history or Swiss [myth].
15. The suggestion that children are superior to adults in language learning because their brains are more flexible is a [myth].
16. In Greek [mythology], music was believed to have a divine origin.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Myth — is derived from the Greek word μύθος mythos , which simply means story . Academic usageIn the academic fields of mythology, mythography, or folkloristics, a myth is a sacred story involving symbols that are usually capable of multiple meanings… …   Wikipedia

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  • myth — [ mıθ ] noun ** 1. ) count an ancient traditional story about gods, HEROES, and magic: Greek myths and legends a ) uncount ancient traditional stories: the distinction between myth and history 2. ) count or uncount something that people wrongly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Myth — (m[i^]th), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • myth — (n.) 1830, from Fr. Mythe (1818) and directly from Mod.L. mythus, from Gk. mythos speech, thought, story, myth, anything delivered by word of mouth, of unknown origin. Myths are stories about divine beings, generally arranged in a coherent… …   Etymology dictionary

  • myth — 1 Myth, legend, saga all mean a story which has come down from the past, which ostensibly relates a historical event or events, and of which the origin has been lost or forgotten. Myth varies considerably in its denotation and connotation… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • myth|i|fy — «MIHTH uh fy», transitive verb, fied, fy|ing. to make mythical; build a myth around (a person, place, thing, or event) …   Useful english dictionary

  • myth|o|pe|ic — myth|o|poe|ic or myth|o|pe|ic «MIHTH uh PEE ihk», adjective. making myths; having to do with making myths …   Useful english dictionary

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