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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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