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/.
- myth·o·poe·ism, noun
- myth·o·poe·ist, noun
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How to use mythopoeic in a sentence
Even down to 1750, the ballads on Rob Roy's sons are more or less mythopoeic.
At work in Ogilvies thought is a conception of the mythopoeic function of the earliest poets whose names have come down to us.An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients | John Ogilvie
What, however, I do not know, is the extent to which the mythopoeic faculty was developed in him.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
Symonds treats it as an allegory in harmony with the mythopoeic genius of Greek poetry.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama | Walter W. Greg
The believer reasoned from his own prejudiced and mythopoeic conception of people whom he disliked.Magic and Religion | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for mythopoeic
of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths
- mythopoeism, noun
- mythopoeist, noun
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