(redirected from Mythopoiesis)
Also found in: Medical.


or myth·o·pe·ic  (mĭth′ə-pē′ĭk) also myth·o·po·et·ic (-pō-ĕt′ĭk)
1. Of or relating to the making of myths.
2. Serving to create or engender myths; productive in mythmaking.

[From Greek mūthopoios, composer of fiction, from mūthopoiein, to relate a story : mūthos, story + poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

myth′o·poe′ia (-pē′ə), myth′o·po·e′sis (-pō-ē′sĭs) n.


(ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪk) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths. Also: mythopoetic or mythopoetical
ˌmythoˈpoeism n
ˌmythoˈpoeist n
References in periodicals archive ?
Schliesslich wird diese Mythopoiesis abgerundet durch die Mythifizierung der einzig weiblichen Person in diesem Pantheon; der Konigin Maria.
Se quisermos, a obra de Paulo Kapela traduz uma mythopoiesis que funde misticismo e uma poetica individual onde a mitografia e a da sociedade angolana contemporanea refletindo precisamente a sua historia e estrutura social e cultural, atraves de uma partilha quer individual quer coletiva.
Mythopoiesis in der europaischen Romania nach 1945: Munique: M.
12) And as to the relationship between mythology and philosophy, Aristotle considered the latter to be a form of mythopoiesis, and Greek philosophy as a whole (beginning with the post-Socratics such as Plato or Plotinus) were completely immersed in a world permeated by myth: What, for example, is the psyche (soul) in Plato but a myth of Hindustani origin, which cannot be demonstrated by means of empirical evidence (a myth which is handed down all the way to Kant)?