Mythos

The Mythos refers to sixSix is Kin, a deeply rare Fey-Darkness crossover. She is a ... of the Seven PeoplesThe Seven Peoples of the Earth are the seven identifying typ... of the EarthI don't really need to tell you about this place. You live t... , i.e. the SunThe Sun include any magical beings with a primary drive and ... and the DarknessThe Darkness include any magical beings with a primary drive... , the GuardiansGuardians are any magical beings with the primary drive to p... and the DreamThe Dream include any people who live between dimensions and... , and the FeyThe Fey includes any magical group with a primary drive of s... and the KinKin, for the most part, refers to human wizards - that is, h... .

Among the MythosStep into a 15,000-year history through the eyes of its leas... , who are you?” is the standard greeting, regardless of language. It’s a polite way of inquiring the other’s heritage, which then gives the one who asked some idea who or what they’re dealing with.

According to the Mythos themselves, the word means “magic-users.” Only those who are capable of controlling magic fall into it; anyone else is by default Ever-Dying, or human.

As a matter of interest, here’s how Merriam-Webster understands the word:

  1. myth / mythology
  2. a pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristic or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture
  3. theme, plot <the starving artist mythos>

Examples of MYTHOS

  1. <according to one creation mythos, humans sprang from the forehead of a god>
  2. <the Superman mythos has long since become ingrained in popular American culture>

Origin of MYTHOS

Greek
First Known Use: 1753

Those among the Mythos find that last part very funny. 1753? Nope. Humans borrowed the word and immediately misapplied it. Fortunately, the original owners really don’t care.

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Ruthanne

Indie author Ruthanne Reid writes about elves, aliens, vampires, and space-travel with equal abandon. She is the author of the series Among the Mythos, and believes good stories should be shared.

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