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One who records, narrates, or comments on myths.

[From Greek mūthographos, writer of legends : mūthos, word, story + -graphos, -grapher.]


1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a compiler or collector of myths
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a creator of myths
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I heard it first from Marina Warner, the British mythographer, in a lecture she gave that likened the iPhone to Venus de Milo and depilated actors.
10) See Fabius Planciades Fulgentius, Fulgentius the Mythographer and Bernardus Silvestris, Commentary on The First Six Books of Virgil's Aeneid.
A courtier, an amateur mythographer, a champion of the strong.
In The Imagini delle Dei degl'Antichi, the mythographer and humanist Vincenzo Cartari explained the signification of Minerva's various roles, including her invention of the textile arts.
As part of his ongoing research into ancient utopias, Polish classicist Winiarczyk has expanded his 2002 study, in German, of fourth-century BC Greek mythographer Euhemerus, who argued that deities had once been human whose stories were elaborated over the centuries, a theory now called euhemerism.
The mythographer takes care to identify the fables as false fictions and the polytheistic worldview that they represent as an obscure, idolatrous stage in the history of humankind marked by the natural bewilderment and confusion before the coming of Christ.
Fulgentius the Mythographer, Ohio, 1971; PIERRE BERSUIRE, Ovidius moralizatus, J.
Vatican Mythographer I drew upon Servius' commentary on Virgil, I sidore of S eville' s Etymologiae, and Fulgentius' Mythologiae, (31) among others.
In addition to his reading Burke, Dickey noted the importance of Yeats as a mythographer and lyric poet and referenced "the uncontrollable mystery on the bestial floor" (Striking In 42).
To the best of my knowledge there has been less discussion of Macrobius as a mythographer (in the Saturnalia at least), but his discussion of Apollo as the embodiment of the multifaceted nature of the sun strikes me as a sophisticated response to the complex of myths and lore concerning the sun and the "sun-god," which were current in late antiquity.
As elsewhere, the authors are most engaging when tracing classical motifs to living traditions, even if with some frequency these degenerate into legends of a "just-so" variety of marginal interest to the mythographer, such as the origin of foreign alphabets, under "Cangjie" (p.
As a mythographer, Aragon's first step is to make the Middle Ages seem accessible, natural, and attractive to his readers.