Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)Mythology The term describes both the study of myths, particularly ancient myths, and the accumulation of a culture's myths, Legends and Folktales that becomes a nation's heritage. > Myths. [MA] see also: Matter. links This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.