from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as myth, 1.


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  • A new religion arose, of which the mythus was the Bible stories and the pervading spirit the direct relations of man with God, exemplified in the human life.

    The Greatest English Classic

  • He is represented as loving the daughter of Phthiotian Phylas, the possessor of many herds, and by her had Eudorus (or riches) whom the aged Phylas fostered and brought up in his house -- quite a significant local mythus, which is here related, like others in the usual tone of heroic mythology.

    The Iliad of Homer Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cowper

  • Now according to the Greek philosopheme or 'mythus', in these, or in this identity, there arose a war, schism, or division, that is, a polarization into thesis and antithesis.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • In this 'mythus', Jove is the impersonated representation or symbol of the 'nomos' -- 'Jupiter est quodcunque vides'.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • And with no less confidence do I believe that the positions above given, true or false, are contained in the Promethean 'mythus'.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • Æschylean 'mythus' is laid in the definition of idea and law, as correlatives that mutually interpret each the other; -- an idea, with the adequate power of realizing itself being a law, and a law considered abstractedly from, or in the absence of, the power of manifesting itself in its appropriate product being an idea.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • What may be called the mythus of the Sistine Chapel has at last been finally disproved, partly by the personal observations of Mr. Heath Wilson, and partly by the publication of Michael Angelo's correspondence. [

    Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 The Fine Arts

  • 'mythus', in which symbol fades away into allegory, but yet in reference to the working cause, as grounded in humanity, and always existing either actually or potentially, and thus never ceases wholly to be a symbol or tautegory.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • Let's also not forget that the mythus of Canadian peacekeeping was created and fostered by successive liberal and conservative govts, because it was cheap.

    On getting out of your lane

  • Or our mythus may be compared to a picture, which is well drawn in outline, but is not yet enlivened by colour.

    The Statesman


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