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mythopoeia

[mith-uh-pee-uh]
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noun
  1. a mythopoeic act, circumstance, characteristic, etc.
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Origin of mythopoeia

1955–60; < Late Latin < Greek mȳthopoiía making of fables, invention, equivalent to mȳtho- mytho- + -poiia (poi(eîn) to make + -ia noun suffix)
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mythopoeia

mythopoesis (ˌmɪθəpəʊˈiːsɪs)

noun
  1. the composition or making of myths
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek, from muthopoiein, from muthos myth + poiein to make
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