This meaning of the word mythopoeia follows its use by J. Tolkien in the s. The authors in this genre integrate traditional mythological themes and archetypes into fiction. Mythopoesis is also the act of making or "producing" mythologies. Notable mythopoeic authors include J.
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The characters in our stories, songs, poems, and essays embody our writing. They are our words made flesh. Sometimes they even speak for us, carrying much of the burden of plot, theme, mood, idea, and emotion. But they do not exist until we describe them on the page.