Theol. to eliminate elements viewed as mythological from (the Bible, a belief, etc.)
transitive verbde·my·thol·o·gized, de·my·thol·o·giz·ing, de·my·thol·o·giz·es
- To rid of mythological elements in order to discover the underlying meaning: demythologize biblical legends.
- To remove the mysterious or mythical aspects from: “providing an antiheroic age with heroes suitably demythologized, yet also grand” (John Simon).
(third-person singular simple present demythologizes, present participle demythologizing, simple past and past participle demythologized)
de- + mythologize