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- n. mythologization.
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- n. the restatement of a message as a myth
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The favoured mountain-top location of partisan bands was amenable to this mythologisation of the adarti who 'towered above' everybody else, perched on the mountain tops, looking down upon the rest.
According to Mahayana Buddhism, the Buddha was born Awakened, and his quest for transcendent Awakening ("Enlightenment") (bodhi or sambodhi) was only a "skillful means" to guide and instruct others, however this may simply be a later mythologisation and apotheosis, just as some Sufis identified Mohammad with the cosmic logos (see some of the books of Henry Corbin for example).
And ultimately, for all its superficial right-on-ness, Avatar is patronising in its cod-ethnic mythologisation of the Na'vi, who are forever lifting their arms and chanting to sacred trees like the chorus in a Sixties tribal musical.
In their slow transition from their state of barbarity to civilisation since their immigration into the Balkans, over a period of some 1300 hundred years since 700 AD; a process of mythologisation has been occurring - the process of myth-making and nation-building; whereby elements of stories, histories, cultural, national and ethnic images and symbology have been in effect, not only borrowed, but stolen and appropriated and incorporated into the national identity and consciousness of FYROM, at the expense of their much older established, sophisticated and civilized neighbors, the Greeks.