from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who records, narrates, or comments on myths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. one who studies or writes down myths and legends
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A composer of fables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A framer or writer of myths; a narrator of myths, fables, or legends.
Over the course of the campaign cycle so far, the one thing that has struck me most has been the resemblance between the political narrative and the narrative of the hero as sketched out in the writings of mythographer Joseph Campbell.
But Mr. Gygax pointed to more diverse influences, including fantasy writer L. Sprague de Camp and mythographer Joseph Campbell.
I don't know if Guy Gavriel Kay is any sort of mythographer, but the foundation on which his novels is built is the idea that myths and legends are manifestations of universal tropes--the important elements of individual myths are universal.
However, I am not solely a mythographer, but also a historian.
Thomson, embracing a role as a mythographer, uses the story that Ronald Reagan was considered for the part of Rick Blaine for a meaningful digression:
"Sharon Olds is a natural mythographer -- all that falls within her scrutiny, all that she sees with her finely wrought poet-eye is myth, fairy tale, legend even as, for Olds, it is utterly domestic, ordinary."
Jung as a mythographer was never popular and I was surrounded by behaviourists bowing down to Lord Skinner with his silly puzzle boxes - metaphorically speaking of course!
That is why Hitler imitated and glorified Richard Wagner, the Siegfried mythographer who marked the very height of German Romanticism.
Edward Morris: And there’s another tall tale mythographer and idol of mine
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