myth noun (ANCIENT STORY)
- The writer's aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.
- It's difficult to disentangle hard fact from myth, or truth from lies.
- The organization has peddled the myth that they are supporting the local population.
- In Greek myth, love is personified by the goddess Aphrodite.
- The popular myth is that air travel is more dangerous than travel by car or bus.