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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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Myths of Today: Essayson Cultural Myth-Criticism [Mitos de hoy: ensayos de mitocritica cultura] Collected and introduced by Jose Manuel Losada, Logos VerlagBerlinGmbH 2016.
Losada explains the main concern of the book: the study and importance of Cultural Myth-Criticism: a way of studying myths in our present-day environment and cultural contexts that includes their significance in contemporary social development.
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