mythicize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mythicize make into a myth "The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"
    • v mythicize interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology "mythicize the ancient stories"
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Quotations

  • Angela Carter
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    “In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.”

Usage

In literature:

Jacques Cartier sought a mythical passage to the Orient.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
The kings mentioned in these two stanzas are the earliest mythical rulers of Alba Longa.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
For that almost mythical Broadway half around the bulge of the world?
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
All these were mural paintings; the subjects were partly mythical, partly historical.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882" by Various
A magician, something mythical, you know.
"Magic" by G.K. Chesterton
Many well-known mythical and historic tales are included.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
All the mythic accounts of Greek sculpture begin in the legends of the family of Tantalus.
"Lectures on Art" by John Ruskin
From the depths of Titicaca rose Viracocha, mythical civilizer of Peru.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
They did go in search of that mythical island.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Further reference to the mythic properties of some of the plants employed will be made at the proper time.
"The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa" by Walter James Hoffman
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In poetry:

A prouder memory lingers round
The birthplace of thy true man here
Than that which haunts the refuge found
By Arthur's mythic Guinevere.
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Or mythic Uther's deeply-wounded son
In some fair space of sloping greens
Lay, dozing in the vale of Avalon,
And watch'd by weeping queens.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
A beautiful castle our Dana shall raise
On a futile foundation of hope,
And its glories shall blaze
In the somnolent haze
Of the mythical lake del y Soap.
"The Great Journalist In Spain" by Eugene Field
Face of Napoleon, nobly recalling
Days of the mythical heroes of yore,
Oft wilt thou haunt me when shadows are falling,--
Beautiful gem of the Larian shore.
"To The Portrait Of Napoleon, As First Consul" by John Lawson Stoddard
No mythic figures, drooping o'er his dust,
Can symbolise his virtues and his worth;
No "storied urn or animated bust"
Relates his labours, draws his merits forth.
"On The Death of John Cassell" by Janet Hamilton
Upon the Siren-haunted seas, between Fate's mythic shores,
Within a world of moon and mist, where dusk and daylight wed,
I see a phantom galley and its hull is banked with oars,
With ghostly oars that move to song, a song of dreams long dead:
"Unanointed" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

A thrilling mythic vision of the flooded South.
All eyes are on Manatee High, and the Hurricanes' quest for a mythical national championship.
What might this mythical candidate talk about on the stump.
New York City Opera stages Telemann's take on mythical story.
Saudi Arabia's status in the world of oil is almost mythical.
Mythic Paint is a premium, non-toxic, zero- VOC paint available in more than 2,000 hues.
Mythic Pro, Mythic Classic and Mythic Black Label.
The WHITE RABBIT is actually a jackalope, and, therefore, a mythical beast.
The word legendary literally refers to someone or something of mythical stature.
That's what happened with artist Peter Diamond, who grew up loving the icy sport and has started blending the game with fantastical mythical images in a new series of highly stylized works.
SOME works of art become mythical, either because they are so important or because few people actually know them.
On Dec 18, professor and scholar Curtis Yehnert will present “The Orpheus Curse: Looking Back at a Mythical Taboo.†Courtesy of Walters Cultural Arts Center.
On Dec 18, professor and scholar Curtis Yehnert will present “The Orpheus Curse : Looking Back at a Mythical Taboo.†Courtesy of Walters Cultural Arts Center.
MaxPreps declares Bishop Moore 'mythical national champion'.
These annual gatherings have taken on almost mythic proportions.
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In science:

Close galaxies seem to drift apart faster than more remote galaxies (Fig. 1, left); the acceleration is assigned to a mythic dark energy (accounting for 73% of the mass of the Universe).
Baryon Spectroscopy and the Origin of Mass
F. P. Brooks, Jr. The mythical man-month (anniversary ed.). AddisonWesley, Boston, 1995.
Improving the Technical Aspects of Software Testing in Enterprises
As modern technology has made it possible to trap and observe individual quantum ob jects, such as atoms, it might be better and easier to exploit this fact than trying to use the mythical double-slit.
Reality or Locality? - Proposed test to decide \textit{how} Nature breaks Bell's inequality
Indeed, speaking of a “truthful joint prior” or of a “prior that is in agreement with the likelihood evidence” shows that the prior is considered as a mythical (if true) unique entity, rather than as the choice of a reference measure, which is how I do understand priors.
Comments on "Confidence distribution, the frequentist distribution estimator of a parameter --- a review" by Min-ge Xie and Kesar Singh
Their appearance is deferred until an era of mythical ILC or some next-generation accelerator which may or may not materialize, certainly not soon considering the present-day political climate.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
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