Synonyms of myth
1 legendDictionary • a famous Greek myth
legend • the legends of ancient Greece
story • a popular love story with a happy ending
fiction • She is a writer of historical fiction.
saga • a Nordic saga of giants and trolls
fable • Each tale has the timeless quality of fable.
parable • the parable of the Good Samaritan
allegory • The book is a kind of allegory of the country's history.
2 illusionDictionary • Contrary to popular myth, most women are not spendthrifts.
illusion • No one really has any illusions about winning the war.
fancy • His book is a bold surrealist mixture of fact and fancy.
fantasy • a world of imagination and fantasy
invention • The story was undoubtedly pure invention.
delusion • I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me.
superstition • The phantom of the merry-go-round is just a local superstition.
fabrication • She described the interview with her as a 'complete fabrication'.
falsehood • He accused them of knowingly spreading falsehoods about him.
figment • It wasn't just a figment of my imagination.
cock and bull story (informal)
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allegoryAn allegory is a story, poem, or painting in which the characters and events are symbols of something else. Allegories are often moral, religious, or political.
• The book is a kind of allegory of the country's history.
delusionA delusion is a false idea.
• I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me.
fableA fable is a story which teaches a moral lesson. Fables sometimes have animals as the main characters.
• Each tale has the timeless quality of fable.
Thesaurus for myth from the Collins English Thesaurus
a story about superhuman beings of an earlier age taken by preliterate society to be a true account, usually of how natural phenomena, social customs, etc, came into existence