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mythology

noun [U] uk   /mɪˈθɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-ˈθɑː.lə-/

mythology noun [U] (ANCIENT STORIES)

myths in general: She's fascinated by the stories of classical mythology (= ancient Greek and Roman myths).

mythology noun [U] (POPULAR BELIEF)

a popular belief that is probably not true: It's just a piece of popular mythology that people always get sacked when they are away.
(Definition of mythology from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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