mythologize

Definitions

  • The ornate fountain featuring mythological figures
    The ornate fountain featuring mythological figures
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mythologize make into a myth "The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"
    • v mythologize construct a myth "The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried
    • Mythologize To construct and propagate myths.
    • Mythologize To relate, classify, and explain, or attempt to explain, myths; to write upon myths.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.
    • mythologize To construct or relate mythical history.
    • mythologize To explain myths.
    • mythologize To make into a myth.
    • mythologize To render mythical.
    • mythologize To interpret in relation to mythology.
    • mythologize Also spelled mythologise.
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Quotations

  • Susan Sontag
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    “A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.”
  • Philip Roth
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    “Undermining experience, embellishing experience, rearranging and enlarging experience into a species of mythology.”
  • Tennessee Williams
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    “All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.”
  • Mrs. Humphrey Ward
    Mrs. Humphrey Ward
    “One may as well preach a respectable mythology as anything else.”
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
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    “If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. mythologiser,

Usage

In literature:

A series of other figures of the Maya mythology is connected with the death-god.
"Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscripts" by Paul Schellhas
Thus mythology was originally simple storytelling.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
Ancient mythology was developed, but German mythology was treated as a crime.
"We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Friedrich Nietzsche
A purer form of religion has rejected most of the mythological material.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
In the other two Athenian temples he treated mythological subjects.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882" by Various
Lucretius himself, it may be said in passing, thought it worth while to offer a philosophical explanation of the Greek mythology.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Lucretius himself, it may be said in passing, thought it worth while to offer a philosophical explanation of the Greek mythology.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
In subject Raphael was religious and mythological, but he was imbued with neither of these so far as the initial spirit was concerned.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
In the old Greek mythology every art had a corresponding goddess or muse who inspired the artistic instincts in human hearts.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
They have given the world lyric poetry, music, mythology, philosophy, and these are still their souls' darlings.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
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In poetry:

Were I a clumsy poet
I'd compare you to Helen;
Ransack the mythologies
Greek, Chinese and Persian
"Divinity" by Irving Layton

In news:

One night last week, when I was watching what must have been the 500th recounting of the Casey Anthony trial, I suddenly recalled my favorite subject to teach in college — Greek mythology.
Kumbh Mela is based on ancient Hindu mythology and marked by ritual bathing and purification.
Cotton prices have reached nearly mythological proportions.
Filmmaker Guy Maddin is helping to create the new Icelandic mythologies.
Norse paganism, mythology, folklore and conversion to Christianity are the subjects of a talk to be presented on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus Thursday.
When you think about ancient mythology… the thunder gods were always the coolest.
Tolkien on 'Lord of the Rings' Mythology.
'Percy Jackson' author Rick Riordan ventures into Norse mythology .
Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue show TV mythology tough to pull off.
Constellation Theatre Company is bringing back Ramayana based on Indian mythology, which played to sold out houses at Source last year.
'The Cabin in the Woods' Builds a Mythology of Horror Amid Its Scares and Rapid-Fire Twists.
Randy Travis's troubles show that addiction is messier than Nashville mythology often makes it out to be.
The key to understanding Mayan creation mythology resides in Athens.
First, there's an especially strong tendency to mythologize the power of free trade.
Government documents prove the candidate's mythology is just that.
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In science:

Getting rid of current mythological ideas on GW’s – and BH’s – will be a painful operation.
No motions of bodies produce GW's
In Norse mythology, Bifrost (pron. bee-frost) is the name of the rainbow bridge from Midgard (the real of man) to Asgard (the realm of the gods), build from fire, water and air.
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost
Human-powered flight entered the mythology of the ancient Chinese and Romans, the designs of da Vinci, yet was only accomplished within the last generation as a direct result of a prize set up for the express purpose of promoting that technology.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Then the term “ rigor ” acquires a mythological aspect — and often used as a means of self-differentiation — b eing a sign of absence of genuinely new ideas.
Theory of asymptotic operation. A summary of basic principles
Software Science is Still a Functional Mythology Today A mature design discipline is one which has achieved a fully mature functional mechanics. A mature functional mechanics involves a mature statefull science discipline as well as a mature empirical engineering discipline.
Ten Incredibly Dangerous Software Ideas
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