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  • noun Plural form of mythos.

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Examples

  • The whole dyad, and the mythoi and slogans surrounding both sides, are ill-conceived and a waste of time.

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  • In the past, people understood it was unwise to confuse mythos with logos, but today we read the mythoi of scripture with an unparalleled literalism, and in "creation science" we have bad science and inept religion.

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  • In the past, people understood it was unwise to confuse mythos with logos, but today we read the mythoi of scripture with an unparalleled literalism, and in "creation science" we have bad science and inept religion.

    Karen Armstrong - Metaphysical Mistake

  • Something else apparent is the multiple mythoi melting pot/crossover: from the sequences where Vampire Hunter D was visiting the surrealistic court of vampire servitors I now have a better idea of what Laurell Hamilton's eventual Anita Blake-meets-Meredith Gentry story is going to be like at least in part.

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  • The cityscape in this case is London; the three pastoralists are G.K. Chesterton in The Napoleon of Notting Hill, George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange; and I believe the three mythoi, in order, are Romance, Tragedy, and (surprise!)

    Stone Pastorals: Three Men on the Side of the Horses

  • We began with the four great mythoi - Spring and the village for Comedy, Summer and the country-town for Romance, Fall and the Baroque city for Tragedy, Winter and the megalopolis for Satire.

    Stone Pastorals: Three Men on the Side of the Horses

  • "Halacha", just as the mythoi, and genealogiai designate frivolities such as are contained in the Haggada.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Frye refers back to his scale here, where he says that, given the historic tendency of verisimilitude to provide plausibility and "reading forward in history [...] we may think of our romantic, high mimetic and low mimetic modes as a series of displaced myths, mythoi or plot-formulas progressively moving over towards the opposite pole of verisimilitude [away from myth, which doesn't require verisimilitude], and then, with irony, beginning to move back" (52).

    Anime Nano!

  • Even without considering the historical tendency he describes, this illustrates the movement of mythoi displacing themselves, or being displaced, away from the original, mythic scene through a series of permutations layering on additional plausibility.

    Anime Nano!

  • Mixing the mythoses (mythoi?) of Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft is risky, but Lane has done it very well - lots of borderline steampunk in his Victorian settings, most of the narrative told in the first person by Watson (who inevitably develops a liking for Benny), cameo appearances from Pope Leo XIII, the San Francisco fire of 1906, and the smart missiles from Iain M. Banks 'Culture novels.

    October Books 10) All-Consuming Fire

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  • Plural form of mythos.

    December 24, 2008