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EtymologyEdit

First used in 1949 by Carl Kerenyi in "Prologomena" (published in Science of mythology: Essays on the myth of the divine child and the mysteries of Eleusis, edited by C. G. Jung and C. Kerenyi). From Ancient Greek μῦθος (mûthos, mythical narrative); [Term?] (to tell mythical tales); mythos (myth) & -logos (word or speech).

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mythologem (plural mythologems)

  1. A basic core element, motif or theme of a myth.

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