Yet there are those who mythologise
these swaggering bullies, who long to be just like them.
His latest exhibition, which opens today at Art Matters in Tenby, captures the glassy shimmer of the sea at Angle, the colourful buildings around Tenby harbour and the cool shadows of Carew castle's high walls - yet for all his devotion to Pembrokeshire, he refuses to mythologise
its appeal for artists.
I want to mythologise
the city in the way Raymond Chandler did for '40's LA.
Conan Doyle stood up for the heroics of the officers and crew," says Wilson"You can argue either way to make sense of the tragedy and to mythologise
such events, events that have all the elements required to become myth: a strong, seemingly unconquerable opponent; a remarkable comeback; a never-say-die attitude; a show of guts and courage to defend the line against attack.
THE late John Lennon was no saint and it's not right for people to mythologise
Eventually McLaren did give what Savage described as an "extremely good interview" about his early life which, despite his tendency to mythologise
, "told some kind of truth".
While already household names, the retired members of London's criminal fraternity are set to become even more popular in the coming months, as publishers, musicians and the media in general continue to mythologise
some of Britain's most notorious men.
My gut instinct is to say that, especially in Welsh history, we tend to mythologise
quite a lot about the past.
Despite the thorough research, it serves mainly to mythologise
rather than demystify.
In a sense, it came about from watching all those brilliant American films that mythologise
them-selves, like Dazed and Confused right back to American Graffiti.
This mode of thinking, long and widely held, mythologises
the identities of nations, and, it can be argued, was the direct cause of many of the conflicts between nations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries especially, as each nation strove to develop, maintain and glorify its own identity.
What this means is that the publicity generated by famous, well-established actors, further mythologises
the iconic characters that they play.