mythopoeia

mythopoeia

[mith-uh-pee-uh]
noun
a mythopoeic act, circumstance, characteristic, etc.

Origin:
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 or mythopoesis (ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːə, ˌmɪθəpəʊˈiːsɪs)
 
n
the composition or making of myths
 
[C19: from Greek, from muthopoiein, from muthos myth + poiein to make]
 
mythopoesis or mythopoesis
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek, from muthopoiein, from muthos myth + poiein to make]

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