Mythos vs Pathos - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between mythos and pathos

is that mythos is myth, mythos (a story relevant to a particular culture or some other group) while pathos is pathos.




  • A story or set of stories relevant to or having a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, or other group.
  • Anything delivered by word of mouth: a word, speech, conversation, or similar; a story, tale, or legend, especially a poetic tale.
  • A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.
  • Usage notes

    * An analysis of the comparative frequency of the plural forms mythoi and mythoses in four corpora revealed that in the two of them that had either plural form, (term) was rare and (term) was non-existent.The British National Corpus (BYU–BNC)]: (term) (0) vs. (term) (0)The [ Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)]: (term) (1) vs. (term) (0)[ BYU–OED: The Oxford English Dictionary]: (term) (4) vs. (term) (0)The [ TIME Magazine Corpus of American English]: (term) (0) vs. (term) (0) Moreover, of ten other dictionaries, seven list (term) as the only valid plural,“[ mythos]” listed in the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [4th Ed.]“[ mythos]” defined by Unabridged'“[ mythos]” defined by the Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Ed.]“[ mythos]” defined by the '''Free Online Dictionary'''“[ mythos]” defined by '''Merriam–Webster’s Online Dictionary'''“[ mythos, ''n.'']” listed in the '''Oxford English Dictionary''' [draft revision; June 2008]“[ mythos]” defined by the '''Random House Unabridged Dictionary''', © 1997 Random House, Inc., on Infoplease the other three are tacit regarding the matter,“[ mythos]” listed in Garth Kemerling’s '''Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names''' [2001]“[ mythos]” defined by '''Wordsmyth'''“[ mythos” defined by ' but none of them mention (term).

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  • The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.
  • * 1874 , Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd, 1874:
  • His voice had a genuine pathos now, and his large brown hands perceptibly trembled.
  • (rhetoric) A writer or speaker's attempt to persuade an audience through appeals involving the use of strong emotions such as pity.
  • (literature) An author's attempt to evoke a feeling of pity or sympathetic sorrow for a character.
  • (theology, philosophy) In theology and existentialist ethics following Kierkegaard and Heidegger, a deep and abiding commitment of the heart, as in the notion of "finding your passion" as an important aspect of a fully lived, engaged life.
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