The collection of stories about the ancient Greek gods are an example of mythology.
Other Word Forms
Origin of mythology
- French mythologie from Late Latin mȳthologia from Greek mūthologiā story-telling mūthos story logos saying –logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested in English in 1412. From Middle French mythologie, from Latin mythologia, from Ancient Greek μυθολογία (muthologia, “legend") μυθολογέω (muthologeō, “I tell tales"), from μυθολόγος (muthologos, “legend"), from μῦθος (muthos, “story") + λέγω (legō, “I say").