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mythopoeia

[mith-uh-pee-uh] /ˌmɪθ əˈpi ə/
noun
1.
a mythopoeic act, circumstance, characteristic, etc.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Late Latin < Greek mȳthopoiía making of fables, invention, equivalent to mȳtho- mytho- + -poiia (poi(eîn) to make + -ia noun suffix)
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mythopoeia

/ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːə/
noun
1.
the composition or making of myths
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from muthopoiein, from muthos myth + poiein to make
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