demythologized


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de·my·thol·o·gize

 (dē′mĭ-thŏl′ə-jīz′)
tr.v. de·my·thol·o·gized, de·my·thol·o·giz·ing, de·my·thol·o·giz·es
1. To rid of mythological elements in order to discover the underlying meaning: demythologize biblical legends.
2. To remove the mysterious or mythical aspects from: "providing an antiheroic age with heroes suitably demythologized, yet also grand" (John Simon).

de′my·thol′o·gi·za′tion (-jĭ-zā′shən) n.
de′my·thol′o·giz′er n.
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Adj.1.demythologized - having mythical elements removed
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
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