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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
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In his classic essay of 1955 'The Structural Study of Myth' Levi-Strauss came up with a universal formula of mythopeic dynamics [fx(a):fy(b)::fx(b):fa-1(y)] that he called canonical 'for it can represent any mythic transformation'.
In the case of a Lihyanite, and implicitly also Thamudic seismic catastrophe which, chronologically, would have practically coincided with the Roman occupation of Petra and thus with the downfall of the Nabataean "caravan empire," that catastrophe would in a particularly "efficacious" way have been suited to subsume in popular mythopeic memory all the historically far more decisive causes of the Thamudic polity's demise.