See also god and gods.
battle between centaurs or between centaurs and men.
1. Greek Mythology.
a horn of plenty, from the hom of the goat Amalthaea that dispensed an endless supply of food, drink, and other riches.
any copious or abundant supply or source. —cornucopian
a wood nymph.
the belief that the mythological gods were merely legendary kings and heroes deified. —euhemerist
, n. —euhemeristic
a dryad that is the spirit of a particular tree.
a water nymph or naiad.
the attribution of supernatural events to mythological causes.
a student of myths.
an interpreter of myths.
an opponent of myths. — mythoclastic
the establishment and development of myths.
the tendency to create myths or to give mythical status to a person or event. Also called mythogeny
the collecting of myths.
the recording of myths in writing.
a critical collection of myths. —mythographer, mythographist
a recurrent pattern, event, or theme in myths, as an explanation of the change of seasons; folklore motifs.
a narrator of myths and legends.
a body of stories relating the traditional origins and causes of the world, natural forces and phenomena, and cultural developments, as that of a particular people or relating to a particular person.
a collection of myths.
the science of myths. —mythologist
, n. —mythological
the creation of myths. —mythopoeist
, n. —mythopoeic
the interrelationship of value structures and historical experiences of a people, usually given expression through the arts.
a nymph or spirit of rivers and streams.
any of the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys; a sea nymph.
a mixture of theology and mythology. —theomythologer
according to Paracelsus, a water nymph or spirit, female in form and lacking a soul until married to a mortal and mother of his child.
the state or condition of being a vampire.
the actions or habits of vampires.
belief in the existence of vampires. —vampiric