Mythology vs Rusalka - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between mythology and rusalka

is that mythology is the collection of myths of a people, concerning the origin of the people, history, deities, ancestors and heroes while rusalka is in slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.

mythology

Noun

  • The collection of myths of a people, concerning the origin of the people, history, deities, ancestors and heroes.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • (countable, and, uncountable) A similar body of myths concerning an event, person or institution.
  • * 2003 , Peter Utgaard, Remembering & Forgetting Nazism: Education, National Identity, and the Victim Myth in Postwar Austria , Berghahn Books, ISBN 978-1-57181-187-5, page x:
  • This program to distinguish Austria from Germany was important to building a new Austria, but it also indirectly contributed to victim mythology by implying that participation in the Nazi war of conquest was antithetical to Austrian identity.
  • Pervasive elements of a fictional universe that resemble a mythological universe.
  • * 2000 April 28, Caryn James (?), As Scheherazade Was Saying . . .], in The New York Times'', page E31, reproduced in ''The New York Times Television Reviews 2000 , Routledge (2001), ISBN 978-1-57958-060-5, [http://books.google.com/books?id=z0QFKpI6p7AC&pg=PA198&dq=mythology page 198:
  • This tongue-in-cheek episode is especially fun for people who don’t take their “X-Files” mythology seriously.
  • (uncountable) The systematic collection and study of myths.
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * mythological * mythologist

    See also

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    rusalka

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia rusalka)
  • In Slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 1, author=Alastair Macaulay, title=What Do Aquawomen Want?, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=She is now a rusalka , a water spirit; in revenge she sends their daughter, a rusalochka, to lure him into the water. }}

    Hypernyms

    * siren