mythography

noun

my·​thog·​ra·​phy mi-ˈthä-grə-fē How to pronounce mythography (audio)
1
: the representation of mythical subjects in art
2
: a critical compilation of myths
mythographer noun

Examples of mythography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But appearances can be deceiving, and what seems on its surface to be a twee romp is in fact a stirring exploration of mythography and storytelling, with a dark and twisted heart. Amal El-Mohtar, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

myth + -o- + -graphy, perhaps after Greek mȳthographía "writing of fables" or French mythographie "study of myths"

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mythography was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Mythography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythography. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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