One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The making of a myth or myths.
- ‘In the next four chapters, he attempts to uncover the mythopoeia.’
- ‘He is the only one who relates mythopoeia to the dynamism of human imagination.’
- ‘A long phase of reverence for rationality subverted his original, spiritually frenetic passion for tragic mythopoeia.’
- ‘Do not think of Pressfield's Amazons as being designed to pamper reader's egos or expectations, think of them as what they are in his mythopoeia; an ancient and vicious band of sisters.’
- ‘I became too immersed in Pressfield's mythopoeia to give a damn about any of that.’
- ‘For, as noted above, Tasso's is the first vernacular poem to mold Musaeus in the Ovidian heroic manner: apostrophe, ethopoeia and digressive mythopoeia abound.’
1950s: from Greek muthopoiia, from muthos ‘myth’ + poiein ‘make’.
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