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hagiography (noun) –

1 : biography of saints or venerated persons
2 : idealizing or idolizing biography

Source : Merriam -Webster

Etymology : Like “biography” and “autograph,” the word hagiography has to do with the written word. The combining form “-graphy” comes from Greek graphein, meaning “to write.” “Hagio-” comes from a Greek word that means “saintly” or “holy.” This origin is seen in “Hagiographa,” the Greek designation of the Ketuvim, the third division of the Hebrew Bible. Our English word hagiography, though it can refer to biography of actual saints, is these days more often applied to biography that treats ordinary human subjects as if they were saints.

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