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19th May '16 11:00:53 PM narm00
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* Subverted in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', where part of being a mage is sorting through which myths are true and which are not. Note that, in this case, "true" probably means "contains a tiny kernel of actual supernatural, historical or cosmic insight which was either implanted or leaked through into the human consciousness", while "not true" probably means "was deliberately fabricated by other mages in order to mislead those who would seek the truth, was deliberately fabricated by other mages in order manipulate the course of human culture, or was just a myth that people came up with".

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* Subverted in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', where part of being a mage is sorting through which myths are true and which are not. Note that, in this case, "true" probably means "contains a tiny kernel of actual supernatural, historical or cosmic insight which was either implanted or leaked through into the human consciousness", while "not true" probably means "was deliberately fabricated by other mages in order to mislead those who would seek the truth, was deliberately fabricated by other mages in order to manipulate the course of human culture, or was just a myth that people came up with".
19th May '16 3:16:25 PM TrollMan
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* WordOfGod says ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' deliberately plays on this.

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* WordOfGod says ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' deliberately plays on this.this (it's less that all myths are true, instead that all ''fiction'' is true).
6th May '16 1:47:25 AM narm00
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** In ''Scion'' 1e, however, the Abrahamic god is ultimately a facade for one of the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans.]])

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** In ''Scion'' 1e, however, the Abrahamic god is ultimately a facade for one of the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans.]])]]
23rd Apr '16 8:00:36 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': About half the time, when it's not parodied to hell and back.
19th Apr '16 7:04:23 PM Trogdor7620
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* ''FanFic/RWBYReckoning'' shows that Adam and Eve were created, not by God, but by an [[AbusivePrecursors oppressive species known only as the Founders]]. Adam grew tired of seeing humankind suffer under their rule, and [[GiveMeLibertyOrGiveMeDeath decided to rebel]]. In the end, Adam and Eve were forced to construct a galactic portal, and escape to an uninhabited planet, armed with an array of Dust crystals.


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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has numerous legends and fairy tales in it's universe. One of which tells the story of four sisters slowly coaxing a bitter old man out of his hut, who subsequently blessed them with incredible power, creating the Seasonal Maidens. Ozpin even states that the existence of the maidens used to be common knowledge, but so many attempts on their lives were made, the constant struggle to hold the power grew too dangerous, and now the only record of their existence is a fairy tale told to children.
9th Apr '16 9:39:08 AM NPCZoey
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* In LightNovel/GodComplex the first chapters alone, it's clear that figures like Jesus, Hera and Freya all exist in the same world. With the premise that sets up THE God as being dead and other pantheons vying for his position, it becomes clear that we'll see many gods from here on out.


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* In LightNovel/GodComplex the first chapters alone, it's clear that figures like Jesus, Hera and Freya all exist in the same world. With the premise that sets up THE God as being dead and other pantheons vying for his position, it becomes clear that we'll see many gods from here on out.
3rd Apr '16 11:04:25 PM RRabbit42
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** {{Word Of God}} from series creator John Rogers is that all the mythologies we've heard of are correct, but maybe not the exact version we've heard, allowing the writers to draw upon all of those for characters to appear in the show.
8th Mar '16 10:04:01 AM FaceofEvil
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* VideoGame/{{Smite}} were you literally play as the gods of old as they fight each other.

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* VideoGame/{{Smite}} were where you literally play as the gods of old as they fight each other.
7th Mar '16 10:30:13 PM merotoker
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* Kind of subverted, kind of played straight in ''Manga/{{Arago}}''. For example, Werewolves don't exist, [[spoiler:but a wolf pelt that turns a person into a werewolf-like creature does.]]

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* Kind of subverted, kind of played straight in ''Manga/{{Arago}}''. For example, Werewolves don't exist, [[spoiler:but a wolf pelt that turns a person into a werewolf-like creature does.]]does]].



* The second episode of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' gives us the UrbanLegend of the Rail Tracer: a monster that slowly snatches up and devours the passengers of the train [[SpeakOfTheDevil on which its tale is told on]]. Then a [[GambitPileup 3-way war]] breaks out over [[TrainJob train-hijacking rights]] and...''something'' decides to start picking off instigators and leaving their twisted and mutilated corpses. [[spoiler:Turns out that the Rail Tracer is the [[BadassNormal entirely human]] and [[RedHerringShirt supposedly dead]] train conductor that first told the story, and doesn't particularly like people messing up his train. Did we mention that he's also a not-entirely-sane assassin that likes a good RoaringRampageOfRevenge?]]

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* The second episode of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' gives us the UrbanLegend {{Urban Legend|s}} of the Rail Tracer: a monster that slowly snatches up and devours the passengers of the train [[SpeakOfTheDevil on which its tale is told on]]. Then a [[GambitPileup 3-way war]] breaks out over [[TrainJob train-hijacking rights]] and...''something'' decides to start picking off instigators and leaving their twisted and mutilated corpses. [[spoiler:Turns out that the Rail Tracer is the [[BadassNormal entirely human]] and [[RedHerringShirt supposedly dead]] train conductor that first told the story, and doesn't particularly like people messing up his train. Did we mention that he's also a not-entirely-sane assassin that likes a good RoaringRampageOfRevenge?]]



* The ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' {{Elseworld|}} ''Titans: Scissors, Paper Stone'' features a character who has this trope as a superpower. Jamadagni Renuka is a magician who is able to cast spells from any system of magic - even systems that explicitly contradict each other, or aren't commonly perceived as magic. She knows this, and she doesn't actually ''believe'' in any of it, but everything still works for her. [[spoiler: The entire story of the crossover is her attempt to stop a disaster she foresees by invoking a super team origin -- specifically, the start of the Wolfman-Perez ''Titans'' -- because that would mean the good guys would win]].

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* The ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' {{Elseworld|}} ''Titans: Scissors, Paper Stone'' features a character who has this trope as a superpower. Jamadagni Renuka is a magician who is able to cast spells from any system of magic - even systems that explicitly contradict each other, or aren't commonly perceived as magic. She knows this, and she doesn't actually ''believe'' in any of it, but everything still works for her. [[spoiler: The entire story of the crossover is her attempt to stop a disaster she foresees by invoking a super team origin -- specifically, the start of the Wolfman-Perez ''Titans'' -- because that would mean the good guys would win]].win.]]



* ''FanFic/SonOfTheSevenKingdoms'' combines the mythology of Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire and VideoGame/TheElderScrolls and makes it nearly everything real: the Others are [[spoiler:Alduin's]] servants, vampires and Mythic Dawn want to get their hands into an Elder Scroll, [[spoiler:Daenerys, William and Arya can use Dragon Shouts]]...

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* ''FanFic/SonOfTheSevenKingdoms'' combines the mythology of Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and VideoGame/TheElderScrolls ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' and makes it nearly everything real: the Others are [[spoiler:Alduin's]] servants, vampires and Mythic Dawn want to get their hands into an Elder Scroll, [[spoiler:Daenerys, William and Arya can use Dragon Shouts]]...






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* True in John Barnes's ''Literature/OneForTheMorningGlory''. It's {{lampshaded}} as one of the distinguishing marks of the kingdom, to distinguish it from lands that are merely actual.

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* True in John Barnes's ''Literature/OneForTheMorningGlory''. It's {{lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}} as one of the distinguishing marks of the kingdom, to distinguish it from lands that are merely actual.



* In Anthony C. Gilbert's ''[[http://www.lulu.com/content/553426 Farther Up and Farther In]]'' AllMythsAreTrue about life after death. Except, apparently, the belief that there isn't any, because the narrator is an atheist but gets sent to Hell, the Christian afterlife being the default for Westerners without other positive beliefs. Escaping from Hell (!) leads to a CrossoverCosmology where he meets Freja, Pan, Monkey and others: the final message (logically, given the opening premise) is that [[spoiler: All Gods Are One and we are One with them.]]

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* In Anthony C. Gilbert's ''[[http://www.lulu.com/content/553426 Farther Up and Farther In]]'' AllMythsAreTrue all myths are true about life after death. Except, apparently, the belief that there isn't any, because the narrator is an atheist but gets sent to Hell, the Christian afterlife being the default for Westerners without other positive beliefs. Escaping from Hell (!) leads to a CrossoverCosmology where he meets Freja, Pan, Monkey and others: the final message (logically, given the opening premise) is that [[spoiler: All Gods Are One and we are One with them.]]



** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' features an exception, in that the particulars of a certain historical event relevant to the main plot of the game is [[TheRashomon recounted differently by different parties]]. This is more a case of deliberate revisionism. The main quest still requires the player to live up to a prophecy's version of the champion against the BigBad. He turns out to be something of a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' features an exception, in that the particulars of a certain historical event relevant to the main plot of the game is [[TheRashomon [[RashomonStyle recounted differently by different parties]]. This is more a case of deliberate revisionism. The main quest still requires the player to live up to a prophecy's version of the champion against the BigBad. He turns out to be something of a WellIntentionedExtremist.



** Professor Frankly encounters conflicting theories on the nature of the treasure he's looking for. Eventually one of the theories turns out to be true: the treasure is an [[spoiler: ancient demon. But later it is revealed that the 'real' treasure was a Dried Shroom, the weakest healing item in the game.]]

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** Professor Frankly encounters conflicting theories on the nature of the treasure he's looking for. Eventually one of the theories turns out to be true: the treasure is an [[spoiler: ancient demon. But later it is revealed that the 'real' treasure was a Dried Shroom, the weakest healing item in the game.]]game]].



* ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'': Over the course of the game, Lara discovers that the legends of {{Hi|storicalDomainCharacter}}miko, such as her [[PowerOfTheStorm power over the weather]], aren't just legends.

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* ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'': Over the course of the game, Lara discovers that the legends of {{Hi|storicalDomainCharacter}}miko, such as her [[PowerOfTheStorm [[WeatherManipulation power over the weather]], aren't just legends.



* ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'': [[spoiler: True in-universe. Each sentient sees their species' version of the God of Time the first time Zero becomes his ''[[GodInHumanForm keshin]]''.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'': [[spoiler: True in-universe. Each sentient sees their species' version of the God of Time the first time Zero becomes his ''[[GodInHumanForm keshin]]''.]]keshin]]'']].
7th Mar '16 5:34:20 PM theek01
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* "Series/{{The Librarians}}" has its heroes encounter beings from mythology, fairy tales, literature and urban legend. The Minotaur, dragons, a genie, the big bad wolf, Santa, King Arthur's knights, Frankenstein's monster, The Queen of Hearts, Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty and Shakespeare's Prospero have all boasted screen time.

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* "Series/{{The Librarians}}" ''Series/{{The Librarians}}'' has its heroes encounter beings from mythology, fairy tales, literature and urban legend. The Minotaur, dragons, a genie, the big bad wolf, Santa, King Arthur's knights, Frankenstein's monster, The Queen of Hearts, Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty and Shakespeare's Prospero have all boasted screen time.
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