from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To rid of mythological elements in order to discover the underlying meaning: demythologize biblical legends.
  • transitive v. To remove the mysterious or mythical aspects from: "providing an antiheroic age with heroes suitably demythologized, yet also grand” ( John Simon).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to remove the mythological elements of something in order to find the underlying meaning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to remove the mythical elements from; -- of writings, such as the Bible.

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

  • v. remove the mythical element from (writings)


de- +‎ mythologize (Wiktionary)



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