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myth

noun [C or U] (ANCIENT STORY)    /mɪθ/
B2 an ancient story or set of stories, especially explaining the early history of a group of people or about natural events and facts: ancient myths The children enjoyed the stories about the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman myth. Most societies have their own creation myths.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
(Definition of myth noun (ANCIENT STORY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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