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antimyth

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anti- +‎ myth

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antimyth (plural antimyths)

  1. (sociology) A belief or system that opposes a myth or myths.
    • 1996, John R. Maier, Desert Songs, page 86:
      On a deeper level, Stivers believes, there is "an underlying commonality" to myth and ritual of traditional societies and the antimyth of modern, technological society.
    • 2004, Howard Schwartz, Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism
      Indeed, one way of reading this is not as a myth, but as an antimyth, intended to limit further mythic development.

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