Definition of mythography in English:
2The creation or collection of myths.
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of mythography in:
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