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myth

1. 
a. 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
b. another word for mythology
2. (in modern literature) a theme or character type embodying an idea
3. Philosophy (esp in the writings of Plato) an allegory or parable