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mythmaker

[mith-mey-ker] /ˈmɪθˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a creator of myths.
Origin of mythmaker
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; myth + maker
Related forms
mythmaking, noun
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  • Reactions are constantly occurring in the myth-making process.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • Thus far in the history of mankind biography might be defined as the art of myth-making.

    The Arena Various
  • That cause is, probably, a dwindling of the myth-making faculty.

  • It appeals to the imagination and to our myth-making aptitudes.

    The Breath of Life John Burroughs
  • The savage, at all events when myth-making, draws no hard and fast line between himself and the things in the world.

  • But myth-making man confers on the deities of myth the magical powers which he claims for himself.

  • Nor do I find it easy to believe that myth-making man took all those distinctions, or held those views of the Creator.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • Indeed the myth-making spirit of Greece unfolds new incidents, deeds, and characters.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • Mythopoet′ic, Mythopœ′ic, myth-making, tending to generate myth.

  • That process of myth-making began very early, and is to be found at work in every part of the world.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

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