Mythopoeia vs Mythopoetic - What's the difference?

mythopoeia | mythopoetic |

As a noun mythopoeia

is creation of any (l).

As an adjective mythopoetic is

being a creative interpretation.



Alternative forms



(en noun)
  • Creation of any (l).
  • Synonyms

    * (l)




    (en adjective)
  • Being a creative interpretation
  • (mythology) Given the quality of a myth or a poem, used typically in opposition to a purely factual account
  • Quotations

    * Darren Staloff's lecture Search for a Meaningful Past: Philosophies, Theories and Interpretations of Human History *:"An example of the former, of the mythopoetic' history, may be ''Thus Spoke Zarathustra'' by Nietzsche, or ''Ecce Homo'' his own ' mythopoetic autobiography." *2000 C A Bowers, Let Them Eat Data [] *: "To paraphrase Kelly (1994), we should not be surprised that Nature, having subjugated the bulk of inert matter on Earth, would go on to subjugate the mythopoetic narratives that are the basis of the moral codes that constitute this still culturally diverse world."


    *mythopoeic *mythopoetical