mythical being

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mythical being an imaginary being of myth or fable
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Usage

In literature:

Singing and dancing was resumed, a mythical formula being used in the singing.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The first place must be given to mythic tradition.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
A mythical figure appears, Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, who is to foretell to the inquiring mortal what may be needful for his safety.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
At the outset, let me point out that some observations which were for a long time regarded as mythical have proved to be exact.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
In the dim records of mythical times may be traced the obscure outlines of primitive society and of its fall.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
There is supposed to be a Burgess, but like most burgesses he is a shadowy and mythical personage.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
No man need aspire high in the isles of the Pacific unless his pedigree be long and in the upper regions mythical.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is true there might be a constable, but he was a very mythical person indeed.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
In her endeavour to keep the two mythical beings quite distinct, she began to sing the "other one's" praises much too emphatically.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
The answer to the question whether a mythical original of this picture is to be discovered will be given below.
"Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3" by Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
Stories of mythical beings who, tho repeatedly killed, persist in coming to life again, are common among many Indian tribes.
"Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights" by J. William Lloyd
In the estimation of some of these writers, Jesus, the son of Mary, is quite as mythical a being as Hercules, the son of Alcmena.
"Ancient Faiths And Modern A Dissertation upon Worships, Legends and Divinities" by Thomas Inman
This mythical disguise can be understood in two ways.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Without existing it might be described in Celtic fashion, this mythical work, as pure fiction.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
In the first place, the statement that Lycurgus obtained the poems from descendants of Creophylus must be admitted to be purely mythical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
To attempt to draw a line of demarcation between mythical and historic times would be to mistake the real nature of mythology.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
Some fled to the woods, hoping to reach a mythical Spanish settlement believed to be not very far away.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
If this tale be not mythical, this clergyman had at any rate fourteenth century precedent for his action.
"The Story of an Ancient Parish" by H. R. Coulthard
We have seen that no idea of soul or spirit or mythical personality is to be found among these.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim
Like the Kirars they claim to be descended from the mythical Raja Karan of Jaipur.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

What went ye out to see?
A corpse not laid to rest
(As all earth's sons should be)
In her maternal breast,
But cered in darkly symboll'd tomb
Drawn from old Egypt's mythic gloom?
"On Seeing A Thousand Sabbath School Children" by Janet Hamilton
What mystic, mythic season could it be?
It was October with the heart of May.
How count they time within love's calendar?
Dreaming or waking, I can only say
It was the morning of our wedding-day.
"That Never Was On Sea Or Land" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

I had always thought that London was a mythical locale that could only be seen in tandem with France.
The Land of Nod color palette from Mythic Paint will be available online at www. landofnod .com, through The Land of Nod catalog or at independent hardware stores nationwide in February.
So many stories swirled about the near- mythic figure of Man o' War that at least a few had to be more Bigfoot or Paul Bunyan than real.
Quetzals were believed to protect these ancient peoples in battle and are even believed to be the inspiration for the mythical phoenix.
Now that most everyone agrees Apple will be introducing the next iPhone in September, the debate seems to now be focused on when the mythical "iPad mini" might make its debut: At the same time or a separate event.
The company took its name from a mythical, winged dragon that was said to be so large it preyed upon elephants.
And yet, the axe might as well be Excalibur for Minnesota, more mythical than real.
On our mythical $100 bankroll, you can make a $12 ladder bet in every race (so we go over $100 a bit, it's the Breeders' Cup, we'll be fine.
In the past, Christmas was a festive time of year when society allowed one person, albeit mythical, to be unapologetically fat.
We've all heard or read stories about mythical creatures, whether it be from the old Greek stories, or some that are a little more modern.
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science.
He seemed uncomfortably hot for a vengeful, mythical being, but so did everyone.
The iPhone 5 May Have Just Made Mobile Coupons Real That mythical mobile Starbucks pop up may be coming, courtesy of iPhone's Passbook By Christopher Heine.
Like a mythical shape -shifter or a repertory actor, Mitt Romney will pretend to be whatever you need.
Like a mythical shape-shifter or a repertory actor, Mitt Romney will pretend to be whatever you need.
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In science:

As modern technology has made it possible to trap and observe individual quantum ob jects, such as atoms, it might be better and easier to exploit this fact than trying to use the mythical double-slit.
Reality or Locality? - Proposed test to decide \textit{how} Nature breaks Bell's inequality
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