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mythologization

Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of mythologizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The construction of a myth; the restatement of a message as a myth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the restatement of a message as a myth

Etymologies

mythologize +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The Haunted Tree" achieves what I think it is appropriate to call a mythologization of nature.

    Wordsworth's 'The Haunted Tree' and the Sexual Politics of Landscape

  • In the minds of today's GOP, Reagan's purebred right-wing persona has swallowed whole the mutt of his political decision-making; a frantic mythologization has, to this point, sacrificed Reagan the American leader so that Reagan the Republican leader might shine on.

    Daniel Cluchey: Searching for Ronald Reagan

  • Coleridge's life and Blake's mythologization of the psychosomatics of Milton moving at once inspirationally and with painful apocalyptic dread through Blake's bowels

    Notes on 'Introduction'

  • Taking into account the original film, and George Miller's history with sequels, there's probably going to be a great emphasis on the main character and his mythologization, and I do believe the two of them are going to tie into this, somehow.

    Brad Pitt and Matt Damon Join George Miller's Happy Feet 2 « FirstShowing.net

  • That being said, if we place the works of the New Testament in the order that they were written (for our purposes: the works of Paul, Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John) as opposed to the order in which they were preserved, we can actually see the process of mythologization happening.

    How We Know That Christianity Is Not True

  • In fact, the Palmah trilogy as a whole contributed to the process of de-mythologization of the past that has been taking place in Israel since the early 1980s.

    Netiva Ben Yehuda.

  • I have also noticed a similar porocess of mythologization around Sri Aurobindo, regarding opposition to a recent non-hagiographic biography.

    Mythologization around Sri Aurobindo

  • It seems all too obvious that at the historical moment in which the mythologization of the Germanic past was part and parcel in Nazi regime in Germany, it is beyond mere coincidental significance that an English scholar claims a place for English (both national and scholarly designations) interpretation of a poem, which he claims “turns under our Northern Skies” (emphasis mine).

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • This further illustrates the growing mythologization of Jesus's life that was taking place in the decades after Jesus had died.

    Debunking Debunking Christianity Christianity

  • But, I would just say that while wooden literalism is one danger, at least as many, if not more, texts have been butchered by some kind of Bultmannian De-mythologization programme.

    Naive vs. Conscious Literalism

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