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Definition of "mythopoeia" [mythopoeia]

  • Creation of any myth. (noun)

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Use "mythopoeia" in a sentence
  • "In Adonais, Shelley having, as Actaeon, transgressed "across the threshold" to be slain by his own "hunter's dart" [297] enacts the kill, which sublates his mythopoeia, raising it as "the One" to its abstract essence."
  • "JRR Tolkien referred to fantasy writing as mythopoeia, the creation of myth for the modern era."
  • "Personally, I think responsible fantasy world-building mirrors the pre-modern narrative, favoring the oral traditions and mythopoeia the creation of twentieth century fantasy drew from."