Muthos (Gr) - Myth (Eng) - the Greek word muthos is translated "myth" or "fable."
In Second Timothy 4:4 says,
"They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to muthos."
It is worth noting that the first verb is in the active tense as in,
"They themselves will turn their own ears away from the truth."
The people willingly by their own choice do this turning away from truth.
But, the result is not written in the Greek in the active tense, but in the passive.
The result is not done by the people, but instead is done to the people:
They will be, by something outside themselves, turned aside to muthos, or myths, that are not true.
If we willing turn away from the truth, we will be left to deception.
Four wine-drinking vessel belonging to Artaxerxes from the 400's BC have been found in his royal palace. Artaxerxes name is inscribed in cuneiform on the 12 inch diameter vessel. Note that Nehemiah is identified as Artaxerxes' cupbearer in Nehemiah 2:1 in April of 445 BC.
The inscription on the silver wine bowl read:
"Artaxerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of countries, son of Xerxes the king, of Xerxes who was son of Darius the king, the Achaemenian, in whose house this silver drinking cup was made."
(see image and details HERE)