mythography

noun
my·​thog·​ra·​phy | \ mi-ˈthä-grə-fē How to pronounce mythography (audio) \

Definition of mythography

1 : the representation of mythical subjects in art
2 : a critical compilation of myths

Other Words from mythography

mythographer \ mi-​ˈthä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce mythography (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of mythography

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mythography

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

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The first known use of mythography was in 1851

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“Mythography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythography. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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