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

1840–50; < Greek mȳthopoi(ós) making tales (mȳtho- mytho- + -poios making (poi(eîn) to make + -os adj. suffix) + -ic
Related formsmyth·o·poe·ism, nounmyth·o·poe·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths
Derived Formsmythopoeism, nounmythopoeist, noun
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Word Origin and History for mythopoeic

"pertaining to the creation of myths," 1846, from Greek mytho-, comb. form of mythos (see myth) + poiein "to make, create" (see poet).

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