mythopoeia


mytho·poe·ia

noun \ˌmi-thə-ˈpē-ə\

Definition of MYTHOPOEIA

:  a creating of myth :  a giving rise to myths
mytho·poe·ic \-ˈpē-ik\ also mytho·po·et·ic \-pō-ˈe-tik\ or mytho·po·et·i·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective

Origin of MYTHOPOEIA

Late Latin, from Greek mythopoiia, from mythopoiein to make a myth, from mythos + poiein to make — more at poet
First Known Use: 1846

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