- of or relating to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths.
Also myth·o·po·et·ic [mith-uh-poh-et-ik] /ˌmɪθ ə poʊˈɛt ɪk/.
Origin of mythopoeic
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Examples from the Web for mythopoeic
The early Greek physicists thought that mythopoeic men had been physicists.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
The believer reasoned from his own prejudiced and mythopoeic conception of people whom he disliked.Magic and Religion
A somewhat higher stage of mythopoeic development is represented by peoples of Oceania and North America.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
Nevertheless, even in the mythopoeic tales there is a kindred character.The Divine Adventure etc. (Works vol. 4)
Symonds treats it as an allegory in harmony with the mythopoeic genius of Greek poetry.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama
Walter W. Greg
- of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths
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Word Origin and History for mythopoeic
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