mythologer


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mythologer

a narrator of myths and legends.
See also: Mythology
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The original Star Wars trilogy is based on what mythologer Joseph Campbell has called the cultural monomyth of the hero: in cultures around the world, a leader or potential leader who is called upon a quest ("departure"), goes through a series of ordeals or trials culminating in a near-death or actual-death experience ("initiation"), and then is symbolically or literally resurrected to go forward in triumph to a victorious conclusion both for himself and for his people ("return").
If in my explanation of Reed's narratology I may seem to have given too much emphasis to inductive notions reminiscent of the physical sciences, consider again that Reed's narrative gesture also correlates with that of the mythologer, and that it is precisely the original status of knowledge which is different in myth and in history.
21) Perhaps this is in part why Aristotle claims that, possibly as much for philia as for eros, "not without reason, it seems, did the first mythologer yoke Ares together with Aphrodite"; Politics 1269b27-28.