Etymology
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mythology (n.)

early 15c., "exposition of myths, the investigation and interpretation of myths," from Late Latin mythologia, from Greek mythologia "legendary lore, a telling of mythic legends; a legend, story, tale," from mythos "myth" (a word of unknown origin; see myth) + -logia (see -logy "study"). Meaning "a body or system of myths" is recorded by 1781.

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mythological (adj.)

1610s, "relating to mythology; of the nature of a myth," from Late Latin mythologicus, from Greek mythologikos "pertaining to legendary lore," from mythologia (see mythology). Related: Mythologically.

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mythologize (v.)

c. 1600, "to make into a myth," from French mythologizer, from mythologie, from Late Latin mythologia (see mythology). From 1847 as "to render mythical." Related: Mythologized; mythologizing; mythologization.

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Typhon 
giant in Greek mythology; see typhoon.
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Ra 
"hawk-headed sovereign sun god of Egyptian mythology," from Egyptian R' "sun, day."
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Atreus 
in Greek mythology, the son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. Hence Latin Atrides "sons of Atreus."
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Leda 
in Greek mythology, wife of Tyndareus, a king of Sparta; she was mother of Clytaemnestra, Helen, Castor, and Pollux.
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Hippolyte 
name of an Amazon in Greek mythology, daughter of Ares, from Greek Hippolyte, fem. of Hippolytos (see Hippolytus).
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Telamon 
in Greek mythology, father of Ajax, brother of Peleus, literally "the Bearer," from Greek telamon "broad strap for bearing something."
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Leto 
in Greek mythology, mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus. She gave birth to them on the island of Delos. Roman Latona.
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