mythicism


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mythicism

(ˈmɪθɪˌsɪzəm)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the practice of changing a historical character into a mythical character

mythicism

the attribution of supernatural events to mythological causes.
See also: Mythology
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(I had, and my sincere apology to Ehrman stands.) Some compared both Fitzgerald's position (called mythicism) and my article to creationism or climate change denial.
And so, despite its infuriating degree of exposition, distracting 3D screen flare and diluted mythicism, 300-2 is outlandishly entertaining in a superficial way with rarely a dull moment on screen.
However, with her sights lowered at Redcar last time she showed masses of improvement, finishing a neck second to Mythicism.
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One can argue that if for George the attraction of Willow Springs lies more in its mythicism than its reality as "home," then in some respects, for Cocoa, the island is more desirable as memory than as living space.
In fact all the text's main actual figures are pitched to take on their own kind of mythicism, none more so than Cesar Chavez and Gorky Gonzalez-- legatees, as Acosta sees them, of an "Aztec" warriordom of Zapata and Pancho Villa.
What none the less comes to dominate Valenzuela's text as a result of its increasing mythicism (despite and because of the suppression of the feminine and corporeal that such mythicism entails) is, as Sharon Magnarelli notes, a 'discourse of doubt' rather than a discourse of power.