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Mythophobia

Mythophobia is the fear of myths, story or making false statements. Mythophobes would disbelieve every story. The word comes from the Greek mytho meaning "story", and phobos, meaning "fear".

The triggers for mythophobia include watching horror movies, hearing urban legends, and finding out that stories are false. Urban legends may include ghost stories and tales of murder that may scare young children. Mythophobia is usually a mild fear, but the fear tends to be strongest in the dead of night, especially when you are alone.

Mythophobia is generally treated using cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or anti-anxiety medications. "Flooding" is the method of CBT used to learn new ways of thinking about myths or legends, while not exposing him or her to something horrific or gruesome.


Phobias of legendary beings
Alienophobia (fear of aliens) · Angelophobia (fear of angels) · Bogyphobia (fear of bogeymen) · Demonophobia (fear of demons) · Dracophobia (fear of dragons) · Kinemortophobia (fear of zombies) · Kryptophobia (fear of cryptids) · Lupophobia (fear of werewolves) · Phasmophobia (fear of ghosts) · Pneumatiphobia (fear of spirits) · Sanguivoriphobia (fear of vampires) · Satanophobia (fear of Satan) · Serenephobia (fear of mermaids) · Skelephobia (fear of skeletons) · Teraphobia (fear of monsters) · Wiccaphobia (fear of witches) · Zeusophobia (fear of God)

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