- an original that has been imitated.
"the archetype of faith is Abraham"
synonyms: quintessence, essence, model, embodiment, prototype, stereotype
- a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.
"mythological archetypes of good and evil"
An archetype is the pure essence of a behavior, relationship, or a phenomenon.
It is not found in nature, because it is easy to taint it... God is an example of that. Or fields of relationships are examples of that.
If you go to find examples: you won't... Essence does not have examples, essence is always covered or mixed with inessential... And yet it exists... in the depth of things.