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n. pl. my·thog·ra·phies
1. The artistic representation of mythical subjects.
2. A collection of myths, often with critical commentary.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the study of myths or mythology


(mɪˈθɒg rə fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. a written collection of myths.
2. expression of myths in artistic, esp. plastic, form.
[1850–55; < Greek mȳthographía]
my•thog′ra•pher, n.


1. the collecting of myths.
2. the recording of myths in writing.
3. a critical collection of myths. — mythographer, mythographist, n.
See also: Mythology
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Pierre Albouy, Mythographies, Paris, Jose Corti, 1976.
Naudillon argues that three mythographies characterize Delsham's saga: "le marron primordial," "le Survivant," and "le Viol fondateur.
C'est dans les premiers Mythemes ou mythographies de l'art rupestre que l'on retrouve l'alliance de signes graphiques (objets linguistiques) et de signes figures (motifs picturaux), oE coexistent dans un meme espace, celui du support iconique, ces deux types de signes visuels rassembles sur des parois rocheuses dans des grottes ou des boyaux peu accessibles sont les premieres oeuvres qui constituent selon les capacites interpretatives des lecteurs un espace de construction identitaire individuelle ritualisee oE le savoir se transmet de facon narrative visuelle et se garde en memoire comme passe collectif.
By imagining projects which do not end in the creation of new mythographies and do not generically invoke capabilities and ideal forms of the transmission of skills, but know how to tackle the diffidence sharing has towards design and political knowledge which is never considered as a value in itself.
If these mythographies seem just too obscure and ethnocentric to be useful for a modern nation-building narrative, what about Magna Carta, 1066 and all that?
It takes its tone from Northrop Frye's description of the romance mode, in which the powers of the hero are superior to the world of action, where he (more rarely she) is a charismatic or revelatory or simply superhuman being, one small step down from mythographies of the divine.
1363-74), Georgius Pictor (Theologia Mythologica, 1532), Lilio Giraldi (De deis gentium varia & multiplex historia, 1548), and Vincenzo Cartari (Imagini de i dei degli antichi, 1556); they are careful to delineate not only Conti's weaknesses but also his strengths relative to other mythographies.
Ancient mythographies include Hesiod's eighth-century B.
If we return briefly to the convention of the gaze, we can consider Drayton's complex mythographies used in this context.
who connects his idea of the primitive to the history of primitive capital accumulation, commodity fetishism, the narcissistic inflection of the subject, and the production of American mythographies and atavism.
But she does ask us to consider Jobson's text as one which "both support(s) and challenge(s)" mythographies of color that we have today (219).
Jupiter's eagle glares at his fellow-fliers, the cupidons who enliven the event, suave surrogates for the officious gnomish putti who busy themselves everywhere in the mythographies of Poussin.