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Mythologies become exhausting burdens, from a writer's perspective.
Eric Kripke

Meaning of "mythologies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MYTHOLOGIES

mythologies  [mɪˈθɒlədʒɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MYTHOLOGIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mythologies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MYTHOLOGIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mythologies

Mythology

The term mythology can refer either to a collection of myths or to the study of myths. A mythology, in the sense of a collection of myths, is an important feature of many cultures. According to Alan Dundes, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind assumed their present form, although, in a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story. Bruce Lincoln defines myth as "ideology in narrative form". Myths may arise as either truthful depictions or overelaborated accounts of historical events, as allegory for or personification of natural phenomena, or as an explanation of ritual. They are used to convey religious or idealized experience, to establish behavioral models, and to teach. Modern mythopoeia such as fantasy novels, manga, and urban legend, with many competing artificial mythoi acknowledged as fiction, supports the idea of myth as a modern, not just ancient, social practice. Mythology, in the sense of the study of myths, dates back to antiquity. Early rival classifications of Greek mythos by Euhemerus, Plato's Phaedrus, and Sallustius were developed by the neoplatonists and revived by Renaissance mythographers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MYTHOLOGIES


brachylogies
bræˈkɪlədʒɪz
Bridges
ˈbrɪdʒɪz
damages
ˈdæmɪdʒɪz
doxologies
dɒkˈsɒlədʒɪz
energies
ˈɛnədʒɪz
etymologies
ˌetɪˈmɒlədʒɪz
eulogies
ˈjuːlədʒɪz
ideologies
ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪz
jizz
dʒɪz
Judges
ˈdʒʌdʒɪz
martyrologies
ˌmɑːtəˈrɒlədʒɪz
menologies
mɪˈnɒlədʒɪz
ologies
ˈɒlədʒɪz
pathologies
pəˈθɒlədʒɪz
phraseologies
ˌfreɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪz
psychologies
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪz
theologies
θɪˈɒlədʒɪz
tropologies
trɒˈpɒlədʒɪz
veggies
ˈvɛdʒɪz
wages
ˈweɪdʒɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MYTHOLOGIES

mythogeneses
mythogenesis
mythographer
mythography
mythoi
mythologer
mythologian
mythologic
mythological
mythologically
mythologisation
mythologise
mythologiser
mythologist
mythologization
mythologize
mythologizer
mythology
mythomane
mythomania

WORDS THAT END LIKE MYTHOLOGIES

aetiologies
analogies
anthologies
apologies
bogies
chronologies
dogies
etiologies
fogies
genealogies
homologies
methodologies
necrologies
phonologies
pogies
stogies
strategies
tautologies
technologies
terminologies
trilogies

Synonyms and antonyms of mythologies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MYTHOLOGIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mythologies» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mythologies

Translation of «mythologies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MYTHOLOGIES

Find out the translation of mythologies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mythologies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mythologies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神话
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mitologías
570 millions of speakers

English

mythologies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पौराणिक कथाओं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأساطير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мифологии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mitologias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mythologies
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mitos
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mythologien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

神話
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mitologi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thần thoại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொன்மங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पौराणिक कथा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mitolojileri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mitologie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mitologie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

міфології
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mitologii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μυθολογίες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mitologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mytologier
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mytologier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mythologies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MYTHOLOGIES»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MYTHOLOGIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mythologies

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9 QUOTES WITH «MYTHOLOGIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mythologies.
1
Lloyd Alexander
I loved all the world's mythologies.
2
Clive Barker
One of the things I'm trying to do over and over again in my books is create new mythologies, create new ways to understand the complexity of the world. I think what mythology does is impress upon chaotic experience the patterns, hierarchies and shapes which allow us to interpret the chaos and make fresh sense of it.
3
Jonah Goldberg
But it is one of these sort of mythologies about America and its intellectual history, that the right embraced this thing called social Darwinism, when it never did so.
4
Anish Kapoor
Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.
5
Maynard James Keenan
If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
6
Eric Kripke
Mythologies become exhausting burdens, from a writer's perspective.
7
Grant Morrison
I was always interested in myths growing up. So, first I got into some Roman myths, then I was interested in Norse, then Celtic, then I started spreading to all the other mythologies.
8
Victoria Smurfit
The idea of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula, all I could think of was, why haven't they done this with him before? It's such a genius idea. 'Dracula' has always been done as film, so it's been an hour and 40 minutes. What we're done is 10 hours of 'Dracula,' so you have a lot of freedom with all the different mythologies and nuances.
9
Charles Soule
I've always loved the idea of mythologies linked to or underlying everyday life, like the kami gods of Shintoism, where every rock, tree and stream has its own little god associated with it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MYTHOLOGIES»

Discover the use of mythologies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mythologies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation
' Each of the little essays in this book wrenches a definition out of a common but constructed object, making the object speak its hidden, but ever-so-present, reservoir of manufactured sense."--Edward W. Said
Roland Barthes, Annette Lavers, 1972
2
Mythologies
This is the definitive edition of W.B. Yeats's folklore & early prose fiction, edited according to Yeats's final textual instructions.
William Butler Yeats, 1998
3
The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to ...
Roland Barthes, 1997
4
The Origins of the World's Mythologies
Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia').
Michael Witzel, 2012
5
Asian Mythologies
Also includes myths from Turkey, Korea, Tibet, and Mongolia. Illustrations.
‎1993
6
White Mythologies: Writing History and the West
Over a decade has passed since the author wrote this critical work.
Robert Young, 2004
7
Roman and European Mythologies
This volume begins with Roman myths and traces their influence in early Christian and later European literature.
‎1992
8
Mythologies of Migration, Vocabularies of Indenture: Novels ...
Pirbhai uses the critical paradigm of 'indenture history' to examine the local literary and cultural histories that have influenced and shaped the development of novel-length fiction by writers of the South Asian diaspora in national ...
Mariam Pirbhai, 2009
9
Mythologies: Fighting Hercules and the Triumph of Hermes
"Mythologies" contains two of Michel Galiana's finest works, the long poems "Fighting Hercules" and "The Triumph of Hermes.
Michel Galiana, 2007
10
Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction ...
James A. Herrick looks at the surprisingly frequent collusion of science and science fiction for promoting and justifying alternative religions or spiritualities.
James A. Herrick, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MYTHOLOGIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mythologies is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Iron Age Graves in Britain Yield Hybrid Animals and Human Sacrifice
... could have had beliefs or mythologies involving hybrid animals. Beyond this, however, the exact meaning of such sacrifices are lost to history ... «History, Jul 15»
2
Eric Garland: Time to face America's police myth
Future generations are staring at you, America, wondering whether you will wake up or continue to act out bloody mythologies that will bewilder ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
3
We should stop using stereotypes to lambast private schools
Yet passion clouds her judgment and distorts her logic when she seeks, in her words, to tackle the "mythologies and pure falsehoods" in the ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
4
NFL's biggest mysteries heading into camp
Mythologies grow when football games aren't being played. We haven't seen Sam Bradford record a league victory since October 13, 2013. «NFL.com, Jul 15»
5
How E.L. Doctorow Mastered the Art of Melding Fact with Fiction
This is imagined history, not recorded history; a novel pivoting on our individual and collective mythologies. One of the most touching elements ... «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
6
Artist Candy Chang paints mural recalling Fat City's past
It's about the mythologies we create for our communities and ourselves, and the potential of deeper storytelling in public to help us make sense ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
7
Part 1 of a five-part series
... education, linguistics, biology, religion and sociology, plus history and biography — the books, articles, mythologies and stories keep coming. «Orillia Packet & Times, Jul 15»
8
'Spectre': New James Bond trailer presses forward while glancing back
From these couple of minutes, at least, it has found the right formula -- comic but serious, with old mythologies but new turns, a franchise that ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
9
Sleepy Hollow Adds Shannyn Sossamon As Series Regular, Get …
Given Hollow's reputed pastiche amalgam of mythologies and history, we can presume that Pandora is likely to become a powerful new player ... «Cinema Blend, Jul 15»
10
'It's been a dream, don't wake me up'
I write fiction books based on interpretations of our mythologies. But if you go through our ancient texts, there has been a rich Indian tradition ... «The Statesman, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mythologies [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mythologies>. Jul 2020 ».
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