mythopoeia

noun
mytho·poe·ia | \ ˌmi-thə-ˈpē-ə \

Definition of mythopoeia 

: a creating of myth : a giving rise to myths

Other words from mythopoeia

mythopoeic \-ˈpē-ik \ or less commonly mythopoetic \-pō-ˈe-tik \ or mythopoetical \-ti-kəl \ adjective

First Known Use of mythopoeia

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mythopoeia

borrowed from Greek mȳthopoiía, from mŷthos "utterance, tale, myth" + -o- -o- + -poiia (from poieîn "to make, produce, do" + -ia -ia entry 1 — more at poet

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