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The making of myths, either collectively in the folklore and religion of a given (usually pre‐literate) culture, or individually by a writer who elaborates a personal system of spiritual principles as in the writings of William Blake. The term is often used in a loose sense to describe any kind of writing that either draws upon older myths or resembles myths in subject‐matter or imaginative scope. Adjective: mythopoeic or mythopoetic.

Subjects: Literature.

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