mythogenesis

noun mytho·genesis \ ˌmithə+ \
variants: or less commonly mythogeny \mə̇ˈthäjənē\

Definition of mythogenesis

plural mythogeneses also mythogenies
1 :formation or production of myths
2 :the tendency to make myths or to give mythical status to something (as a tradition or belief)

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Origin and Etymology of mythogenesis

myth + -o- + genesis or -geny


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