Meaning of mythography in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈθɒɡrəfi/


mass noun
  • 1The representation of myths in art.

    • ‘In terms of art production, the period of mythography is characterized by a return to romantic pictorialism and by monumental propaganda.’
  • 2The creation or collection of myths.

    ‘This author explains how Romantic mythography, nineteenthcentury linguistics, and racism ‘resurfaced’ in academic orientalism.’
    • ‘Bresson reinforces the anachronism with some anomalous mythography.’
    • ‘In Hesiod's poem, as understood in Renaissance mythography, the myth of the birth of Venus recapitulated in little how the universe sustains itself through a lucky harmony of opposed elements.’