Definition of archetypal:
" There was 'a wonder in heaven; ' a throne was seen, far above all created powers, mediatorial, intercessory; a title archetypal; a crown bright as the morning star; a glory issuing from the Eternal Throne; robes pure as the heavens; and a sceptre over all.- "Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws", James Buchanan.
Or we might quote, as decisive, the judgment of Professor Owen, who holds that the earlier examples of each group of creatures severally departed less widely from archetypal generality than the later examples- were severally less unlike the fundamental form common to the group as a whole; and thus constituted a less heterogeneous group of creatures.- "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.