from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Larger-than-life.
- adj. Mythical; existing in myth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or relating to myths; described in a myth; of the nature of a myth; fabulous; imaginary; fanciful; mythological.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as mythical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or having the nature of myth
- adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
It stems from the fact that the great metaphysical traditions, East and West-Sufi, Buddhist, neo-Confucian, Christian, Taoist-were all created at a time when the average stage of development was what we call mythic or premodern.
I also snagged a moment to chat with Andrew Probert, famed Hollywood production designer for many a space opera, from Star Trek to Battlestar Galactica to a certain mythic fan film that I got to ask him about.
"There is a certain mythic element about these stories, but usually they're based in reality," says Joe Pika, a professor of political science at the University of Delaware.
They have a historical narrative that is of extreme importance to their view of the world, but the narrative is grounded in mythic figures such as The Founders, and The Greatest Generation, and REAGAN.
Mythic-Literal Faith: The second stage we call mythic/literal faith.
The redemption of man, therefore, must occur not in mythic space-time but in real space-time.
Many people, finding this impossible to accept, seek solace in mythic expressions.
Fans no longer view the home run record in mythic terms.
See, the neat thing about stories, I think, especially fantasy stories where the archetypal aspect of the characters and the actions partake of the mythic, is that the rules of drama can fuck over any allegory.
What I’m saying, if you read my blog, is that our need to perpetrate a certain mythic aura around wine (ie the label) is what is getting us into this mess.