What is the difference between “mythical” and “mythological”? I find these two interchangeable.
Also, please give some examples.
- mythological is from an accepted tradition of mythical stories, like the Roman or Hindu or Navaho religions.
- mythical is anything fantastic or imaginary or fictitious.
So ‘mythological is a subset of ‘mythical’. The myths of the Roman religion make up Roman mythology. They are considered mythical, as are the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy. One could say that -any- fiction (like say ‘Jane Eyre’) is mythical because it is fiction, but there is the need for the idea of the fantastic for ‘mythical’ to apply.