verb (used with object)
to divest of mythological or legendary attributes or forms, as in order to permit clearer appraisal and understanding: to demythologize the music dramas of Richard Wagner for modern listeners.
to make less mysterious or mythical so as to give a more human character to: to demythologize the presidency.
verb (used without object)
to separate mythological, legendary, or apocryphal elements from a writing, work of art
, historical figure, etc.
Also, especially British, de·my·thol·o·gise.