28 of the Best ‘Mythical’ Synonyms and Antonyms

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

The word ‘mythical’ is derived from myth, which itself comes from the ancient Greek μῦθος, ‘mythos’. A myth is a traditional story which often contains supernatural elements (gods, goddesses, spirits, or divine or magical forces) and which has some significance beyond the story itself: it might be an origin story about how a nation came into being, or it might have religious significance. The mythical story of Icarus, for instance, is why it’s a bad idea to overreach oneself (in Icarus’ case, flying too close to the sun). Continue reading “28 of the Best ‘Mythical’ Synonyms and Antonyms”