The believer reasoned from his own prejudiced and mythopoeic conception of people whom he disliked.
The early Greek physicists thought that mythopoeic men had been physicists.
Nevertheless, even in the mythopoeic tales there is a kindred character.
Symonds treats it as an allegory in harmony with the mythopoeic genius of Greek poetry.
A somewhat higher stage of mythopoeic development is represented by peoples of Oceania and North America.
What, however, I do not know, is the extent to which the mythopoeic faculty was developed in him.
At work in Ogilvies thought is a conception of the mythopoeic function of the earliest poets whose names have come down to us.