mythical mythical  /ˈmɪ θə kəl/


  • (adj) based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity


  1. Every fossil took on a mythical cast as he waxed eloquent about how it revealed some magic moment of our origins.
  2. Kratos, a war-god stripped of his powers, goes after a pantheon of mythical figures with a bloody, astonishingly cruel arsenal of moves and weapons.
  3. Indeed, such was Mughniyah's mythical status that sometimes it was not always certain if he really existed at all.


  1. Alexandra Daddario: More 'Percy Jackson' Posters!

    Check out this cool new poster for Percy Jackon: Sea of Monsters! In the follow-up to Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy (Logan Lerman) travels to the mythical land known as Sea of Monsters to retrieve a golden fleece that is essential to saving an ailing magical tree that protects his home, [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Just Jared Jr.

  2. Des Moines in top 10 cities to be young, broke and single, website says

    Des Moines has seen its fair share of top 10 rankings over the past few years, including the much-lauded ranking as the No. 1 city for young professionals. But another trophy can be added to our city's mythical mantle. It's one of the best places to live if you're young, broke and single.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  3. Manuel Pellegrini Will Find Fulfillment at Manchester City By Communicating With Ghosts of Real Madrid Debacle

    Manuel Pellegrini leaves behind something permanent as he heads off in search of something mythical. The 59-year-old was hired as Manchester City’s manager Friday. His first official day on the job is June 24, but he’s already hard at work trying to fix what’s broken at City and ensure that his achievements surpass those of his […]
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network


  1. "It's almost a mythical number in our game," Goydos said. "I've gone from clubbing a ball in the backyard all the way to the moon, and missed all the steps in between."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Paul Goydos Source: AFP

  2. "For 25 years there's been this mythical guy out there who, hour after hour, shouts obscenities and threats," Hoffman told Navy Times. "He could be tied up pier-side somewhere, or he could be on the bridge of a merchant ship."
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Rick Hoffman Source: FOXNews

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