μῦθος, ου, ὁ, (moo'-thos), mýthos – a myth; a false account, yet posing to be the truth; a fabrication (fable) which subverts (replaces) what is actually true.
myth [mith] noun: a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
for @apokalipstick 's most excellent Aulis to Shangri-La: Myth & Folklore Challenge: http://www.polyvore.com/aulis_to_shangri-la_myth_folklore/group.show?id=142718
"GODS&SPIRITS: Ma Gu (Chinese: 麻姑; pinyin: Mágū) is a legendary Taoist xian (仙 "immortal; transcendent") associated with the elixir of life, and she is a symbolic protector of females, in Chinese mythology." — @core
"GODS&SPIRITS: Apollo (Attic, Ionic, and Homeric Greek: Ἀπόλλων), the musician; patron of delphi, variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, and poetry." — @core
"HEROES, FOES, CREATURES - Mythical Beast: cecaelia, a composite mythical being combining the head, arms and torso of a woman with the tentacles of an octopus or squid as a form of mermaid or sea demon." — @core
"DEALER'S CHOICE 3/3: Double up: Make an alternate version of a set you've already made for this challenge: Ἄρτεμις (Ártemis) ancient greek goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth and plague." — @core
"DEALER'S CHOICE 3/3: Double up: Make an alternate version of a set you've already made for this challenge: Artemis Remixed: Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals"" — @core