mythico-, mytho-, myth-, -mythical, -mythical, -mythically, -mythic +
(Greek: talk, speech, word; story; legend)
In order to discover the real facts of Christ's life and teachings, it is necessary to strip the New Testament; especially, the Gospels, of this layer of mythology.2. Etymology: from Latin de-, "reverse of" + Greek mythologein, "to relate legends, myths".
From Greek en, "in" plus gaster, "belly" plus mythos, "speech, talk"; which makes it the equivalent of the better known Latin ventriloquist, which itself comes from venter, "belly" plus loqui, "speak, talk".
Engastrimyth is rarely seen anymore and it refers to the soothsaying phenomenon of speaking without appearing to speak. It has been associated with prophetesses; such as, the famous Delphic Oracle, or with seers who acted as conveyors for the voice of someone beyond the grave; such as, the Biblical story of the Witch of Endor.
A reference to fables as a brief fictional narrative with a generalized moral lesson.
2. A fictitious or imaginary person or object.
2. Of persons or times belonging to a period of which the accounts handed down are of the nature of myths; existing only in myth.
3. Applied to theories or views which regard narratives of supernatural events as myths.
2. A description of someone whose purpose is to destroy myths.