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mythography

Line breaks: myth|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /mɪˈθɒɡrəfi
 
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Definition of mythography in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The representation of myths in art.
Example sentences
  • In terms of art production, the period of mythography is characterized by a return to romantic pictorialism and by monumental propaganda.
2The creation or collection of myths.
Example sentences
  • This author explains how Romantic mythography, nineteenthcentury linguistics, and racism ‘resurfaced’ in academic orientalism.
  • Bresson reinforces the anachronism with some anomalous mythography.
  • In Hesiod's poem, as understood in Renaissance mythography, the myth of the birth of Venus recapitulated in little how the universe sustains itself through a lucky harmony of opposed elements.

Derivatives

mythographer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Some mythographers have thought that the name ‘Merlin’ is a corruption of the name of the ancient Celtic sky god ‘Myrddin,’ who might have been worshiped at stone monuments.
  • Apollodorus and Hyginus, two mythographers of the second century CE, give a much more elaborate account of the story.
  • The various London mythographers have had other foci.

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