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İngilizce - Türkçe

Rambo'nun tek başına bir orduyu yenebileceği tam bir efsane. - It's just a myth that Rambo can defeat an army alone.

Herhangi bir toplumun efsanelerinden tamamen vazgeçebilmesi olası görünmüyor. - It seems unlikely that any society could completely dispense with myths.


Yunan mitolojisinde, Zeus Chronos'un oğludur. - In Greek mythology, Zeus is the son of Chronos.

Ben de Yunan mitolojisi ile ilgileniyorum. - I'm also interested in Greek mythology.

uydurma şey

Kurgu peri masalları ve mitler kadar eski. - Fiction is as old as fairy tales and myths.

mythicalefsane kabilinden
hayali kimse veya şey
mite özgü
{i} hayali kimse/şey
{i} hayali şey
myth busters
efsane kırıcılar
myth in literature
edebiyatta mit
creation myth
yaradılış efsanesi
urban myth
kentsel efsane
contrary to popular myth
bilinenin aksine
political myth
(Politika, Siyaset) siyasal mit
rape myth
(Pisikoloji, Ruhbilim) tecavüz miti
İngilizce - İngilizce
A traditional story which embodies a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; a sacred narrative regarding a god, a hero, the origin of the world or of a people, etc
such stories as a genre

Myth was the product of man's emotion and imagination, acted upon by his surroundings. (E. Clodd, Myths & Dreams (1885), 7, cited after OED).

A person or thing held in excessive or quasi-religious awe or admiration based on popular legend

Father Flanagan was legendary, his institution an American myth. (Tucson (Arizona) Citizen, 20 September 1979, 5A/3, cited after OED).

A commonly-held but false belief, a common misconception; a fictitious or imaginary person or thing; a popular conception about a real person or event which exaggerates or idealizes reality
a fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact
{i} traditional story about supernatural beings or imaginary people that narrates a common belief or explains some natural phenomenon; fable, folk tale; legendary character; commonly held but unsubstantiated belief
A traditional story of unknown origin which tells of historical events and often explains a natural phenomenon or a cultural practice, belief, or institution
A traditional story originating in a primitive society, dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes
   a story that expresses a spiritual truth or basic conviction of a culture through narrative In particular, myths give explanations of origins, often through the struggles of divine beings or superhuman creatures Because the Bible firmly believes in only one God, in biblical myths the presence of multiple deities has faded out, but the titanic struggle between good and evil is still maintained, as in the story of paradise in Genesis 2-3, or the Tower of Babel story in Genesis 11, 1-9 (For an alternate form of the Paradise myth, see Ezekiel 28, 11-19 ) Such stories, for example, express the impossibility of human efforts to attain the level of God
story using imaginary places or characters to explain something
A story of a great but unknown age which embodies a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient story of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin
A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable. This word originates from the Sanskrit word "Mithya"; with the same meaning [AR]"
Story or legend whose origin is unknown; myths often help to explain a cultural tradition or cast light on a historical event
like allegory, myth usually is symbolic and extensive, including an entire work or story Though it no longer is necessarily specific to or pervasive in a single cultureindividual authors may now be said to create mythsthere is still a sense that myth is communal or cultural, while the symbolic can often be private or personal Close Window
An anonymous story designed to explain the mysteries of life It usually has exaggerated characters
An improvable story, almost always including miraculous events, that has no specific reference point or time in history
an anonymous story designed to explain the mysteries of life, generally with larger than life awe-inspiring characters
Any "story that teaches " The story need not be "true" or historically accurate, but is designed to teachmoral lessons or esoteric truths At Earthstar Keep, we have a policy that myths are to be clearly indicated as myth, not as history or dogma
a (usually collective) tale, fable, or dogma that unconsciously symbolizes the activities of the collective unconscious Natural, intermediate stage between conscious and unconscious cognition Like religious symbols, myths aren't invented, they arise from the unconscious Example: legends of the "treasure hard to attain" symbolize the inward treasure of contact with the real Self we must struggle through so many issues to locate Jung says myths describe inner reality more accurately than so-called scientific truths They are a kind of therapy for the problems of humanity They also let a person know what's going on in his unconscious (it's not you, but the "gods" talking)
A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable
a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical
Something not true, fiction, or falsehood A truth disguised and distorted
A holy mystery story whose point is to say something deep and meaningful about God Myths are the deepest expressions of truth that a culture can speak "Doctrines which are extracted from the myth are less true than the myth itself The ideas are too large and too all-embracing for the finite mind to absorb them That is why the divine providence revealed himself in story" (paraphrased from J R R Tolkein)
A popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone (Can you think of an American one?)
A myth is a well-known story which was made up in the past to explain natural events or to justify religious beliefs or social customs. There is a famous Greek myth in which Icarus flew too near to the Sun
A belief or story that illustrates a cultural ideal; stories that help explain how to live. Example: Higher Education Myth: If you go to college, receive your degree, you will be a smarter person and make a lot of money
Mythology: a story, usually of teleological content, that relates not historical fact but historical "experience" of its writer or culture It is not a chronicle of "what was or is" but a profound expression of "how things are " See Fictionalized History and Historicized Fiction
usually a traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief or natural phenomenon (Instructor's note: notice the relationship between this word and "archetype" and "symbol")
An anonymous tale emerging from the traditional beliefs of a culture or social unit Myths use supernatural explanations for natural phenomena They may also explain cosmic issues like creation and death Collections of myths, known as mythologies, are common to all cultures and nations, but the best-known myths belong to the Norse, Roman, and Greek mythologies A famous myth is the story of Arachne, an arrogant young girl who challenged a goddess, Athena, to a weaving contest; when the girl won, Athena was enraged and turned Arachne into a spider, thus explaining the existence of spiders (Compare with Fable )
Usually a traditional story of historical events that serves to unfold part of a worldview of a people or a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon
If you describe a belief or explanation as a myth, you mean that many people believe it but it is actually untrue. Contrary to the popular myth, women are not reckless spendthrifts. = fallacy. Traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the worldview of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Myths relate the events, conditions, and deeds of gods or superhuman beings that are outside ordinary human life and yet basic to it. These events are set in a time altogether different from historical time, often at the beginning of creation or at an early stage of prehistory. A culture's myths are usually closely related to its religious beliefs and rituals. The modern study of myth arose with early 19th-century Romanticism. Wilhelm Mannhardt, James George Frazer, and others later employed a more comparative approach. Sigmund Freud viewed myth as an expression of repressed ideas, a view later expanded by Carl Gustav Jung in his theory of the "collective unconscious" and the mythical archetypes that arise out of it. Bronisaw Malinowski emphasized how myth fulfills common social functions, providing a model or "charter" for human behaviour. Claude Lévi-Strauss discerned underlying structures in the formal relations and patterns of myths throughout the world. Mircea Eliade and Rudolf Otto held that myth is to be understood solely as a religious phenomenon. Features of myth are shared by other kinds of literature. Origin tales explain the source or causes of various aspects of nature or human society and life. Fairy tales deal with extraordinary beings and events but lack the authority of myth. Sagas and epics claim authority and truth but reflect specific historical settings
a common story or legend Although the word "myth" means untrue to some people, to others the word embodies a different kind of "truth" which expresses their deepest and truest values, fears, hopes, and beliefs
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A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc
a tradition or fable; an invented story
A narrative in which some characters are superhuman beings who do things that "happen only in stories"; hence, a conventionalized or stylized narrative not fully adapted to plausibility or "realism "
urban myth
A widely circulated story, often believed to be true by the teller, but usually distorted, exaggerated or fabricated for sensational effect, and often having elements of humour or horror
creation myth
or cosmogony Symbolic narrative of the creation and organization of the world as understood in a particular tradition. Not all creation myths include a creator, though a supreme creator deity, existing from before creation, is very common. Myths in which the world emerges gradually emphasize the latent power of the earth. In other creation myths, the world is the offspring of primordial parents, derives from a cosmic egg, or is brought up from primordial waters by an animal or devil. Humans may be placed on earth by a god or rise from its depths or from a cultic rock or tree. There are often three stages of creation: that of primordial beings or gods, that of human ancestors who are often semidivine, and that of humans. Creation myths explain or validate basic beliefs, patterns of life, and culture. Rituals dramatize the myth and, particularly in initiations, validate the community's organization and rankings
culture myth
A myth accounting for the discovery of arts and sciences or the advent of a higher civilization, as in the Prometheus myth
exploded the myth
proved (a belief, opinion, etc.) to be false
allegorically, by using myth, through the use of stories
plural of myth
stories that are more or less universally shared within a culture to explain its history and traditions are frequently called myths Close Window
a combination of paradigms and syntagms that make up an oft-told story with elaborate cultural associations, e g , the cowboy myth, the romance myth
Myths grew out of early people's need to understand and explain the world around them Many of them recount the creation and tell of the gods and goddesses who controlled the fate of humans Many myths are similar to pourquoi folktales because they explain nature
Stories that express key values and ideals of a society
solar myth
A myth which essentially consists of allegory based upon ideas as to the sun's course, motion, influence, or the like
urban myth
An urban myth is a strange or surprising story which many people believe, but which is not actually true. .urban 'legend a story about an unusual event which happened recently that a lot of people believe although it is probably not true