What does the word myth mean?

Usage examples for myth

  1. The myth related that because Athene's blow had struck the ambitious weaver Arachne, she had resolved, before the goddess transformed her into a spider, to put an end to her disgrace. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. That she was mad, though the conviction gave him the acutest pain, he could no longer doubt; she had only mistaken an effect of her mental disorder for its cause, bringing into imaginary relation with her own personality the vagaries of the local myth- makers. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  3. Enough of the lightning, enough of the tales that speak of the death of the mother: strange tales of a shelter brought to the unborn, enough of tale, myth, mystery, precedent- a child lay on the earth asleep. – Hymen by Hilda Doolittle