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12th Jan '17 5:54:59 AM __Vano
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If a character tells the hero a story and then adds: "but it's probably just an old fairy-tale" - you can bet anything it's completely true and very soon, the hero will see firsthand whatever the story was about.

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If a character tells the hero a story and then adds: "but it's probably just an old fairy-tale" - -- you can bet anything it's completely true and very soon, the hero will see firsthand whatever the story was about.



This fits in with the LawOfConservationOfDetail; if a myth is mentioned in a show, it should be relevant to the plot, and the myth being true will certainly help with that. CrossoverCosmology and FantasyKitchenSink are closely related. See also TheLegendOfChekhov.

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This fits goes hand in hand with the LawOfConservationOfDetail; if a myth is mentioned in a show, it should be relevant to the plot, and the myth being true will certainly help with that. CrossoverCosmology and FantasyKitchenSink are closely related. See also TheLegendOfChekhov.
4th Jan '17 10:27:43 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Let's see... we have Kanna Kamui (an Ainu goddess) as one of the main characters, [[UsefulNotes/AztecMythology Quetzalcoatl]] and [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Fafnir]] are both secondary characters, and Tohru is mentioned to have a beef with Jesus' dad during the ChristmasEpisode. References to dragons from other mythologies are also made in the passing, like Herensuge from Basque mythology.
27th Dec '16 4:08:32 PM TheFantasyChronicler
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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Blatantly obvious in the anime, with the addition of movies and a {{Filler}} arc. To the point where Greek gods, Norse gods, Buddha, and friggin' ''Satan'' fought Seiya and Co. And the universe was created by Big Bang, [[spoiler:so it's possible that Athena reincarnated as a Raptor]].
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Dr. Hell joined an archaeological expedition to the Greek island of Bardos, thinking maybe several ancient legends told that island was defended by an army of [[HumongousMecha mechanical giants]] were true. Unfortunately to everybody else, he was right. Myth/ClassicalMythology plays an increasingly important role in each retelling of the series, until the point of Greek gods start showing up and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' BigBad is revealed being [[spoiler:Hades]] in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' also does mention about all prophets/chosen people in different cultures as being Shaman Kings from previous tournaments, although they only imply that with the most known ones, Jesus and Buddha. Some spirits used by shamans seem to be portrayed as Gods, too, like Shamash, and the Sphynx.

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Blatantly obvious Kind of subverted, kind of played straight in the anime, with the addition of movies and ''Manga/{{Arago}}''. For example, Werewolves don't exist, [[spoiler:but a {{Filler}} arc. To the point where Greek gods, Norse gods, Buddha, and friggin' ''Satan'' fought Seiya and Co. And the universe was created by Big Bang, [[spoiler:so it's possible wolf pelt that Athena reincarnated as turns a Raptor]].
person into a werewolf-like creature does]].
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' The second episode of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' gives us the {{Urban Legend|s}} of the Rail Tracer: a monster that slowly snatches up and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Dr. Hell joined an archaeological expedition to devours the Greek island passengers of Bardos, thinking maybe several ancient 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?]]
* ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' blends
legends told and myth with that island was defended by an army of [[HumongousMecha mechanical giants]] were true. Unfortunately to everybody else, he was right. Myth/ClassicalMythology plays an increasingly important role in each retelling of biblical events. Muska references the series, until blast from the point mystic city of Greek gods start showing up Laputa with that of Sodom and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' BigBad is revealed Gomorrah's destruction in the bible.
* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' has as a running gag the characters mentioning urban legends that all end up
being [[spoiler:Hades]] in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' also does mention about all prophets/chosen people in different cultures as being Shaman Kings from previous tournaments, although they only imply that with the most known ones, Jesus and Buddha. Some spirits used by shamans seem to be portrayed as Gods, too, like Shamash, and the Sphynx.
true.



* Subverted in ''Manga/DragonBall'' when Roshi tells Krillin and Launch the origin myth of the Dragon Balls. The legend he tells is more realistically played: parts of it are true or are based on reality, but the portrayal of it is false.
* Only three legends are ever mentioned in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', two of which turn out to be true. The Xingese legend of the Western Sage is [[spoiler:about Ed and Al's father]], while the Amestrian legend of the Eastern Sage is [[spoiler:about "Father," the BigBad of the series]]. The third myth is presented when Ed compares the circumstances that caused his own amputations to the story of Icarus (of Greek Mythology) flying into the sun and getting burned. Whether the Icarus myth is true in the FMA world is never clarified.



* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' has as a running gag the characters mentioning urban legends that all end up being true.
* ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' blends legends and myth with that of biblical events. Muska references the blast from the mystic city of Laputa with that of Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction in the bible.
* This is brought up in the second season of ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' when Holo's past is being discussed.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Genkai explains that Botan went to see King Yama. When Kaitou tells her he thought he wasn't real, [[DeadpanSnarker she]] says it isn't the time for stupid questions.

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* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' has as a running gag the characters mentioning urban legends that all end up lot of mythologies existing in this story, Literature/ArsGoetia being true.
* ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' blends legends and myth with
the most prominent example. Myth/NorseMythology, Myth/HinduMythology, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], it's all here though apparently there's also one more mythology that of biblical events. Muska references ''even the blast from the mystic city other gods of Laputa with that said mythology don't know about.'' The name of Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction said mythology? [[spoiler: There is a breast god in the bible.
* This is brought up in the second season of ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' when Holo's past is being discussed.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Genkai explains that Botan went to see King Yama. When Kaitou tells her he thought he wasn't real, [[DeadpanSnarker she]] says it isn't the time for stupid questions.
this series.]]



* 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]].
* Only three legends are ever mentioned in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', two of which turn out to be true. The Xingese legend of the Western Sage is [[spoiler:about Ed and Al's father]], while the Amestrian legend of the Eastern Sage is [[spoiler:about "Father," the BigBad of the series]]. The third myth is presented when Ed compares the circumstances that caused his own amputations to the story of Icarus (of Greek Mythology) flying into the sun and getting burned. Whether the Icarus myth is true in the FMA world is never clarified.

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* Kind ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Dr. Hell joined an archaeological expedition to the Greek island 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]].
* Only three
Bardos, thinking maybe several ancient legends are ever mentioned in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', two told that island was defended by an army of which turn out to be [[HumongousMecha mechanical giants]] were true. The Xingese legend Unfortunately to everybody else, he was right. Myth/ClassicalMythology plays an increasingly important role in each retelling of the Western Sage is [[spoiler:about Ed series, until the point of Greek gods start showing up and Al's father]], while the Amestrian legend of the Eastern Sage is [[spoiler:about "Father," the ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' BigBad of the series]]. The third myth is presented when Ed compares the circumstances that caused his own amputations to the story of Icarus (of Greek Mythology) flying into the sun and getting burned. Whether the Icarus myth is true revealed being [[spoiler:Hades]] in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Blatantly obvious
in the FMA world is never clarified.anime, with the addition of movies and a {{Filler}} arc. To the point where Greek gods, Norse gods, Buddha, and friggin' ''Satan'' fought Seiya and Co. And the universe was created by Big Bang, [[spoiler:so it's possible that Athena reincarnated as a Raptor]].



* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' has a lot of mythologies existing in this story, Literature/ArsGoetia being the most prominent example. Myth/NorseMythology, Myth/HinduMythology, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], it's all here though apparently there's also one more mythology that ''even the other gods of said mythology don't know about.'' The name of said mythology? [[spoiler: There is a breast god in this series.]]
* The second episode of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' gives us the {{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?]]
* Subverted in ''Manga/DragonBall'' when Roshi tells Krillin and Launch the origin myth of the Dragon Balls. The legend he tells is more realistically played: parts of it are true or are based on reality, but the portrayal of it is false.



* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' also does mention about all prophets/chosen people in different cultures as being Shaman Kings from previous tournaments, although they only imply that with the most known ones, Jesus and Buddha. Some spirits used by shamans seem to be portrayed as Gods, too, like Shamash, and the Sphynx.
* This is brought up in the second season of ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' when Holo's past is being discussed.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Genkai explains that Botan went to see King Yama. When Kaitou tells her he thought he wasn't real, [[DeadpanSnarker she]] says it isn't the time for stupid questions.



* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} IS this trope, except when he's fighting [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]], who are more often than not [[{{Ghostapo}} allied with the supernatural]] anyway.
* Lampshaded in issue #4 of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse miniseries ''Wisdom.''
--> '''Maureen Raven:''' Oh, for God's sake, the I Ching is true? Is there anything that ''isn't'' true?
* This was the original premise of Creator/MarvelComics' ''Eternals'', before they were [[CanonImmigrant shoehorned into]] the mainstream Marvel Universe. The Creator/JackKirby series had these beings and their enemies the Deviants, mistaken for gods and monsters and inspiring all of humanity's myths, legends and ancient religions. When they got switched to the FantasyKitchenSink of the MU, they were relegated to having merely been mistaken for ''actually-existing'' gods.
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse you have [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] able to work together. Heck, in the Marvel Universe, ALL pantheons are real. Their leaders have the occasional meeting, for crises such as, say; [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrull invasions]]? In fact, the approach taken by Marvel seems to be that EVERYTHING they have ''ever'' published--not just the superhero comics, but horror, science fiction, romance, western, humor etc. are ALL TRUE and part of the same setting--details to be worked out on a case by case basis. Yes, even ComicBook/HowardTheDuck.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, even if you just look at the Marvel Family, you've got [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel ]] whose powers come from Solomon and a selection of Greek and Roman figures, as well as his rival, Black Adam who gets HIS powers from the Egyptian pantheon. Both collections of myths spell out "SHAZAM", so they both have the same magic transformation word.
* WordOfGod says ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' deliberately plays on this (it's less that all myths are true, instead that all ''fiction'' is true).
* The overarching plot of both ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' and ''Jack of Fables'' is, of course, that all fictional characters really exist and are living in New York. ''Jack of Fables'' introduces characters that represent literary devices, the most amusing of which is probably the Pathetic Fallacy. Characters introduced have included Snow White and her sister Rose Red, Beauty and the Beast, The Big Bad Wolf, The Frog Prince, Bluebeard, Pinocchio, Jack the Giant Killer, Prince Charming, Little Boy Blue, Old King Cole, Ichabod Crane of Sleepy Hollow fame, and many more. And that's just the comic, the game adds Mr. Toad, Bloody Mary, Tiny Tim, The Little Mermaid and the Jersey Devil (amongst others) to the mix.

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* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} IS this trope, except when he's fighting [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]], who are more often than not [[{{Ghostapo}} allied with In ComicBook/{{Crimson}}, angels and demons exist and the supernatural]] anyway.
* Lampshaded
War in issue #4 Heaven is part of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse miniseries ''Wisdom.''
--> '''Maureen Raven:''' Oh, for
story. Vampires, werewolves and a multitude of monsters collectively referred to as darklings. Myth/SaintGeorge plays a pivotal role in the story as God's sake, mortal champion. The Underworld from Myth/ClassicalMythology is featured with Charon the I Ching is true? Is there anything that ''isn't'' true?
* This was
boatman ferrying the original premise of Creator/MarvelComics' ''Eternals'', before they were [[CanonImmigrant shoehorned into]] the mainstream Marvel Universe. The Creator/JackKirby series had these beings dead and their enemies the Deviants, mistaken for gods and monsters and inspiring all of humanity's myths, legends and ancient religions. When they got switched to the FantasyKitchenSink of the MU, they were relegated to having merely been mistaken for ''actually-existing'' gods.
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse you have [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] able to work together. Heck, in the Marvel Universe, ALL
other pantheons are real. Their leaders have the occasional meeting, for crises such as, say; [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrull invasions]]? referenced.
* The ''CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations'' series has this at its core. The titular squad of vampires fights all sorts of supernatural threats.
In fact, the approach taken by Marvel seems to be that EVERYTHING they have ''ever'' published--not just only major human member of CVO is their boss Overmars, whose orders the superhero comics, but horror, science fiction, romance, western, humor etc. are ALL TRUE and part vampires follow without question (most of the same setting--details to be worked out on time). Overmars's NumberTwo is an [[WickedCultured erudite demon]] named Nikodemus (who looks a case by case basis. Yes, even ComicBook/HowardTheDuck.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, even if you just look at the Marvel Family, you've got [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel ]] whose powers come from Solomon and
little weird, being all red with large horns while wearing a selection of Greek and Roman figures, as well as suit). Their scientific expert is a nerdy zombie (who hasn't lost his rival, Black Adam who gets HIS powers from the Egyptian pantheon. Both collections of myths spell out "SHAZAM", so mind or gained a taste for human flesh). In later issues, they both have the same magic transformation word.
* WordOfGod says ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' deliberately plays on this (it's less that all myths are true, instead that all ''fiction'' is true).
* The overarching plot of both ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' and ''Jack of Fables'' is, of course, that all fictional characters really exist and are living in New York. ''Jack of Fables'' introduces characters that represent literary devices, the most amusing
get two more operatives, one of which is probably a human GeniusBruiser the Pathetic Fallacy. Characters introduced size of a defensive lineman and a Japanese {{katana|sAreJustBetter}}-wielding girl who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turn into]] a [[SnakePeople snake-like creature]] complete with SssssnakeTalk. Their normal enemies include everything from zombies and demons to aliens and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. They also have included Snow White and her sister Rose Red, Beauty and MagiTek called Artillica, which appears to be the Beast, The Big Bad Wolf, The Frog Prince, Bluebeard, Pinocchio, Jack the Giant Killer, Prince Charming, Little Boy Blue, Old King Cole, Ichabod Crane focus of Sleepy Hollow fame, and many more. issues. And that's just the comic, the game adds Mr. Toad, Bloody Mary, Tiny Tim, The Little Mermaid and the Jersey Devil (amongst others) to the mix.a sampling.



** In Franchise/TheDCU, even if you just look at the Marvel Family, you've got [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel ]] whose powers come from Solomon and a selection of Greek and Roman figures, as well as his rival, Black Adam who gets HIS powers from the Egyptian pantheon. Both collections of myths spell out "SHAZAM", so they both have the same magic transformation word.



* This was the original premise of Creator/MarvelComics' ''Eternals'', before they were [[CanonImmigrant shoehorned into]] the mainstream Marvel Universe. The Creator/JackKirby series had these beings and their enemies the Deviants, mistaken for gods and monsters and inspiring all of humanity's myths, legends and ancient religions. When they got switched to the FantasyKitchenSink of the MU, they were relegated to having merely been mistaken for ''actually-existing'' gods.
* The overarching plot of both ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' and ''Jack of Fables'' is, of course, that all fictional characters really exist and are living in New York. ''Jack of Fables'' introduces characters that represent literary devices, the most amusing of which is probably the Pathetic Fallacy. Characters introduced have included Snow White and her sister Rose Red, Beauty and the Beast, The Big Bad Wolf, The Frog Prince, Bluebeard, Pinocchio, Jack the Giant Killer, Prince Charming, Little Boy Blue, Old King Cole, Ichabod Crane of Sleepy Hollow fame, and many more. And that's just the comic, the game adds Mr. Toad, Bloody Mary, Tiny Tim, The Little Mermaid and the Jersey Devil (amongst others) to the mix.
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} IS this trope, except when he's fighting [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]], who are more often than not [[{{Ghostapo}} allied with the supernatural]] anyway.
* ''ComicBook/IZombie''. It's got the titular zombie, a ghost, a group of vampires, and a were-terrier. And this is all in the first two issues.
* WordOfGod says ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' deliberately plays on this (it's less that all myths are true, instead that all ''fiction'' is true).



* ''ComicBook/IZombie''. It's got the titular zombie, a ghost, a group of vampires, and a were-terrier. And this is all in the first two issues.
* The ''CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations'' series has this at its core. The titular squad of vampires fights all sorts of supernatural threats. In fact, the only major human member of CVO is their boss Overmars, whose orders the vampires follow without question (most of the time). Overmars's NumberTwo is an [[WickedCultured erudite demon]] named Nikodemus (who looks a little weird, being all red with large horns while wearing a suit). Their scientific expert is a nerdy zombie (who hasn't lost his mind or gained a taste for human flesh). In later issues, they get two more operatives, one of which is a human GeniusBruiser the size of a defensive lineman and a Japanese {{katana|sAreJustBetter}}-wielding girl who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turn into]] a [[SnakePeople snake-like creature]] complete with SssssnakeTalk. Their normal enemies include everything from zombies and demons to aliens and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. They also have MagiTek called Artillica, which appears to be the focus of many issues. And that's just a sampling.
* 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.]]



* In ComicBook/{{Crimson}}, angels and demons exist and the War in Heaven is part of the story. Vampires, werewolves and a multitude of monsters collectively referred to as darklings. Myth/SaintGeorge plays a pivotal role in the story as God's mortal champion. The Underworld from Myth/ClassicalMythology is featured with Charon the boatman ferrying the dead and other pantheons are referenced.

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* In ComicBook/{{Crimson}}, angels 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 demons exist and the War she doesn't actually ''believe'' in Heaven is part any of it, but everything still works for her. [[spoiler: The entire story of the story. Vampires, werewolves 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.]]
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse you have [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]
and a multitude of monsters collectively referred [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] able to as darklings. Myth/SaintGeorge plays a pivotal role work together. Heck, in the story as God's mortal champion. The Underworld from Myth/ClassicalMythology is featured with Charon the boatman ferrying the dead and other Marvel Universe, ALL pantheons are referenced.real. Their leaders have the occasional meeting, for crises such as, say; [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrull invasions]]? In fact, the approach taken by Marvel seems to be that EVERYTHING they have ''ever'' published--not just the superhero comics, but horror, science fiction, romance, western, humor etc. are ALL TRUE and part of the same setting--details to be worked out on a case by case basis. Yes, even ComicBook/HowardTheDuck.
* Lampshaded in issue #4 of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse miniseries ''Wisdom.''
--> '''Maureen Raven:''' Oh, for God's sake, the I Ching is true? Is there anything that ''isn't'' true?



* ''FanFic/MyLesbianLifeWithMonsterGirlsMonsterYurisume'': In one chapter, Froze mentions that her species, the Fenrir, inspired several Inuit myths, like the great wolf Amarok, and later, Iormu states that she dated Thor, and the story of their breakup was blown out of proportion and eventually became the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok myth]].
* ''FanFic/NedStarkLives'', after the appearance of the Others, [[spoiler:the Night's King, the Stranger]], dragons and so many creatures of tales, many characters are starting to wonder if other stories they were told by their elders were true as well.



* ''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.
* ''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]]...



* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' basically runs on the idea that every single story in the Bible and Koran is factually true, and that they were based on [[spoiler: [[CosmicHorrorStory humanity's first contacts with Lovecraftian horrors]] and their "children" like Jesus Christ and Muhammed]]. And not only are all myths true, all ''theology'' is portrayed as factually true as well, with [[FridgeHorror terrifying consequences]].



* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' basically runs on the idea that every single story in the Bible and Koran is factually true, and that they were based on [[spoiler: [[CosmicHorrorStory humanity's first contacts with Lovecraftian horrors]] and their "children" like Jesus Christ and Muhammed]]. And not only are all myths true, all ''theology'' is portrayed as factually true as well, with [[FridgeHorror terrifying consequences]].
* ''FanFic/NedStarkLives'', after the appearance of the Others, [[spoiler:the Night's King, the Stranger]], dragons and so many creatures of tales, many characters are starting to wonder if other stories they were told by their elders were true as well.
* ''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]]...
* ''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.
* ''FanFic/MyLesbianLifeWithMonsterGirlsMonsterYurisume'': In one chapter, Froze mentions that her species, the Fenrir, inspired several Inuit myths, like the great wolf Amarok, and later, Iormu states that she dated Thor, and the story of their breakup was blown out of proportion and eventually became the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok myth]].



* The TV-Movie series, ''Film/TheLibrarian'' completely runs on this, especially since it's the Librarian's job to find and store all the world's legendary and mystical items in a hidden underground room in the Metropolitan Public Library so that they'll be safe and won't be used for evil purposes. The room literally has everything: Pandora's Box, The Golden Goose, the Shroud of Turn, Medusa's head, the Holy Grail, Poseidon's Trident, The Ark of the Covenant, The Spear of Destiny, Pan's pipes, H.G. Wells' time machine, {{Excalibur}}, etc.



* The TV-Movie series, ''Film/TheLibrarian'' completely runs on this, especially since it's the Librarian's job to find and store all the world's legendary and mystical items in a hidden underground room in the Metropolitan Public Library so that they'll be safe and won't be used for evil purposes. The room literally has everything: Pandora's Box, The Golden Goose, the Shroud of Turn, Medusa's head, the Holy Grail, Poseidon's Trident, The Ark of the Covenant, The Spear of Destiny, Pan's pipes, H.G. Wells' time machine, {{Excalibur}}, etc.



* This is the whole point of Neil Gaiman's novel ''Literature/AmericanGods,'' in which every god/spirit/devil/etc. that mankind has ever dreamed up are still around, mostly living like normal folks. (For instance, Thoth and Anubis run a funeral parlor.)



* In Erika Griffin's novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/One-Who-Waited-Erika-Griffin/dp/1411627164 The One Who Waited]]'', Alice ponders this during the course of the story, as she comes to realize that there are such things as Boogeymen and wonders if other monsters might exist as well.

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* In Erika Griffin's novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/One-Who-Waited-Erika-Griffin/dp/1411627164 The One Who Waited]]'', Alice ponders this during ''The Bifrost Guardians'' by Mickey Zucker Reichert is another all myths are true, with the course melding of the story, as she comes technology to realize that there are such things as Boogeymen and wonders if other monsters might exist as well.Norse myths to Christianity.



* This is the whole point of Neil Gaiman's novel ''Literature/AmericanGods,'' in which every god/spirit/devil/etc. that mankind has ever dreamed up are still around, mostly living like normal folks. (For instance, Thoth and Anubis run a funeral parlor.)

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* This In the universe of Creator/ChristopherMoore's books the First Nation [[GreatGazoo Trickster God]] Coyote is the younger brother of the Egyptian deity Anubis, Jesus plays poker with an upstart CargoCult deity and there are vampires, djinn and angels, among other things.
* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' has a number of gods that would, in Howard's [[TheVerse world]] become the basis of more modern deities. Crom, Lir, Babd, Macha and Nemain are all Celtic, the Hyborian Mitra becomes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra Mithra]], who's also something of a CrystalDragonJesus, the Shemite Ishtar becomes the Babylonian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar Ishtar]], the Turanian/Hyrkanian Erlik becomes the Mongolian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlik Erlik]] and the Stygian Set seems to be the basis for both the Egyptian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_(mythology) Set]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apep Apep]].
* ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones features its own in-universe pantheon and myths, all of which are far more real than people believe (and far more factual than recorded history).
* ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' combines Myth/CelticMythology and Myth/KingArthur legends with touches of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek]] and Myth/EgyptianMythology.
* To the utter lack of surprise of many, ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'', the original source material for the famous ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' video game series, features such specimens as Kerberos, Loki, [[spoiler: Izanami]]and [[spoiler: Set]].
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series plays with this, like everything else.
** The universe is itself shaped by belief--if enough people believe something is true, it becomes true. ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' explores the extremes of this idea with such characters as the Verruca Gnome and Bilius, the Oh God of Hangovers.
** In [[PunnyName Djelibeybi]], as seen in ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', the FantasyCounterpartCulture of Egypt, all myths are true concerning their gods, which have been evolving and developing for seven thousand years. The priests are said to "never throw away a god in case they turn out to be useful" and to be able to "give headroom to a collection of ideas that would have made a theoretical physicist give in and hand in his badge" (paraphrased).
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' loves this trope. Legendary creatures from the folklore of every part of the world exist, deities from all pantheons are real (though some aren't active anymore), functional magic is an everyday reality, etc. It is heavily implied that these things are not real because they are myths, but myths because they are real -- people who had experiences with non-mortals told stories about them that the mortal world consumed. For example, [[Creator/BramStoker Bram Stoker]]'s ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'' was commissioned by the White Court vampires to educate people about Black Court vampires, who were prevalent at the time (and it worked - Black Court vampires are very rare in the series). Also, Mab has an autographed, personalized original copy of ''[[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms' Fairy Tales]]''. One reason this might occur in the Dresdenverse is that most GodsNeedPrayerBadly -- and it works both ways. SantaClaus is an aspect of [[spoiler:Odin]] that he assumes part-time and only relatively recently, as the myth has gained prevalence in the mortal world.
* In the ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' novels, the Bene Gesserit have a
whole point system of Neil Gaiman's novel ''Literature/AmericanGods,'' in which every god/spirit/devil/etc. false myths called the Missionaria Protectiva. They purposely spread made-up prophecies that mankind has ever dreamed up are still around, mostly living like normal folks. (For instance, Thoth and Anubis run any member of their order can fulfill if needed. Thus, a funeral parlor.)member stranded on an otherwise hostile world can appear to be The Woman From the Prophecy.



* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Krampus and Santa Claus are deities from Norse Mythology (apparently). However, angels and the monotheistic god also exist.
* In ''Literature/{{Masques}}'' shapeshifters exist, but they can turn into many things, wolves being only one. And silver is not an effective weapon against them, iron is much more of a problem. It is played straight in-universe, as more or less all myths, stories and old tales that are mentioned prove to be true in some way or the other. And then there are [[spoiler: dragons]]. Undead are so commonplace the protagonist believes in them from the beginning.
* In the shared [[TheVerse Verse]] of Creator/RickRiordan's works:
** ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', the Greek gods are real: features of Greek myths move around depending on where the center of Western civilization is. Olympus is on top of the Empire State Building; the entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
** In ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon exists too.
** ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' adds the Roman Gods as the Greek Gods' alternate personalities.
** ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', featuring a cousin of Annabeth Chase (from ''Percy Jackson'' and ''Heroes of Olympus''), adds the Norse Pantheon to the mix.

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* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Krampus Anthony C. Gilbert's ''[[http://www.lulu.com/content/553426 Farther Up and Santa Claus Farther In]]'' all myths are deities from Norse Mythology (apparently). However, angels and true about life after death. Except, apparently, the monotheistic god also exist.
* In ''Literature/{{Masques}}'' shapeshifters exist,
belief that there isn't any, because the narrator is an atheist but they can turn into many things, wolves gets sent to Hell, the Christian afterlife being only one. And silver is not an effective weapon against them, iron is much more of the default for Westerners without other positive beliefs. Escaping from Hell (!) leads to a problem. It is played straight in-universe, as more or less all myths, stories CrossoverCosmology where he meets Freja, Pan, Monkey and old tales others: the final message (logically, given the opening premise) is that are mentioned prove to be true in some way or the other. And then there are [[spoiler: dragons]]. Undead All Gods Are One and we are so commonplace One with them.]]
* In LightNovel/GodComplex
the protagonist believes first chapters alone, it's clear that figures like Jesus, Hera and Freya all exist in them 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 the beginning.
here on out.
* In the shared [[TheVerse Verse]] The ''Literature/HaroldShea'' series of Creator/RickRiordan's works:
** ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', the Greek gods are real:
short stories features a multiverse much like that of Greek myths move around depending on where ''The Number of The Beast''.
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' world, much to Uncle Vernon's dismay, features this trope as far as fantasy creatures go. Dragons, mermaids, fairies, zombies, vampires, werewolves, leprechauns, griffins, banshees, giants, dwarves, goblins, ghosts and centaurs all feature, plus a few more exclusive to
the center of Western civilization is. Olympus is on top Potterverse itself.
* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', many divining methods are actually just "talking to Dust", the sentient matter forming most
of the Empire State Building; the entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
** In ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon exists too.
** ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' adds the Roman Gods as the Greek Gods' alternate personalities.
** ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', featuring a cousin of Annabeth Chase (from ''Percy Jackson'' and ''Heroes of Olympus''), adds the Norse Pantheon to the mix.
universe.



* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's later novels, beginning with the novel ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' (though he used the concept almost 40 years earlier in his short story ''Elsewhen''), deal with the World As Myth, and expand it to the ''[[TheMultiverse multiverse]]''. In his multiverse, All Stories Are True and Exist, somewhere -- and if you've read the stories, it's possible to visit the universe in which the story takes place. He shows this by having his four protagonists visit several universes, albeit unknowing. A side effect of this is that ''all'' worlds are part of a story, somewhere... and that anyone who writes a story has become the literal God of the universe the story creates.
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' world, much to Uncle Vernon's dismay, features this trope as far as fantasy creatures go. Dragons, mermaids, fairies, zombies, vampires, werewolves, leprechauns, griffins, banshees, giants, dwarves, goblins, ghosts and centaurs all feature, plus a few more exclusive to the Potterverse itself.
* Children's author Creator/RobinJarvis loves this trope. The ending of the ''Wyrd Museum'' series features [[spoiler: the deaths of the Nornir by the Spear of Antioch, as well as the ice giants being finally defeated by the Eye of Balor on a spinning weathercock]].
* True in John Barnes's ''Literature/OneForTheMorningGlory''. It's {{lampshade|Hanging}} as one of the distinguishing marks of the kingdom, to distinguish it from lands that are merely actual.
* The ''Literature/HaroldShea'' series of short stories features a multiverse much like that of ''The Number of The Beast''.
* While the FantasyKitchenSink of ''Literature/KittyNorville'' makes this trope fairly self-evident, a particularly effective and even insightful example occurs in book two when Ahmed explains that [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Daniel of the lion's den was really a werelion]] and Enkidu of ''Gilgamesh'' was a werecreature as well.
->''This was thousands of years ago, remember. Humankind and animalkind were closer then--our years in the Garden together were not so long ago. And our kind, the lycanthropes, were the bridge between the two...It saddens me that the tribes in this country do not tell the old tales to one another. If we gathered to tell stories and drink more, there would not be so much fighting, yes?''
* In Creator/JasperFforde's ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' and ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' series all fictional characters are real(ish) and exist in a parallel universe called the Well of Stories. Fictional characters do have a few traits that differentiate them from "real" people (it's complicated), but in the Bookworld all stories are true.



* In the universe of Creator/ChristopherMoore's books the First Nation [[GreatGazoo Trickster God]] Coyote is the younger brother of the Egyptian deity Anubis, Jesus plays poker with an upstart CargoCult deity and there are vampires, djinn and angels, among other things.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' loves this trope. Legendary creatures from the folklore of every part of the world exist, deities from all pantheons are real (though some aren't active anymore), functional magic is an everyday reality, etc. It is heavily implied that these things are not real because they are myths, but myths because they are real -- people who had experiences with non-mortals told stories about them that the mortal world consumed. For example, [[Creator/BramStoker Bram Stoker]]'s ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'' was commissioned by the White Court vampires to educate people about Black Court vampires, who were prevalent at the time (and it worked - Black Court vampires are very rare in the series). Also, Mab has an autographed, personalized original copy of ''[[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms' Fairy Tales]]''. One reason this might occur in the Dresdenverse is that most GodsNeedPrayerBadly -- and it works both ways. SantaClaus is an aspect of [[spoiler:Odin]] that he assumes part-time and only relatively recently, as the myth has gained prevalence in the mortal world.
* S. M. Stirling's works:
** ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'': While not exactly working together the Christian, Celtic and Norse pantheons are all backing the [[CaptainErsatz Arthurtype hero]] in various ways against the ReligionOfEvil for {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
** In the ''Literature/{{Shadowspawn}}'' series, the title beings are the basis for just about every legend of magic or monsters (especially vampires and werecreatures) there is.
* In Anthony C. Gilbert's ''[[http://www.lulu.com/content/553426 Farther Up and Farther In]]'' 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.]]
* In Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul,'' all the Norse gods and legends are true. Also involves a subversion of GodsNeedPrayerBadly, as Thor comments at one point that humanity created the gods, but just because we no longer need them doesn't mean they go away. I Ching also has a truth, as do other "impossibilities".
* In ''Rainbow Mars'' by Creator/LarryNiven, all of the Martian legends are true, from H. G. Wells to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' has a number of gods that would, in Howard's [[TheVerse world]] become the basis of more modern deities. Crom, Lir, Babd, Macha and Nemain are all Celtic, the Hyborian Mitra becomes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra Mithra]], who's also something of a CrystalDragonJesus, the Shemite Ishtar becomes the Babylonian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar Ishtar]], the Turanian/Hyrkanian Erlik becomes the Mongolian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlik Erlik]] and the Stygian Set seems to be the basis for both the Egyptian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_(mythology) Set]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apep Apep]].

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* In the universe of Creator/ChristopherMoore's books the First Nation [[GreatGazoo Trickster God]] Coyote is the younger brother of the Egyptian deity Anubis, Jesus plays poker with an upstart CargoCult deity and there are vampires, djinn and angels, among other things.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' loves
''Literature/ImmortalsAfterDark'' series by Kresley Cole, this trope. Legendary creatures from the folklore of every part of the world exist, deities from all pantheons are real (though some aren't active anymore), functional magic is an everyday reality, etc. It is heavily implied that these things are not real because they are myths, but myths because they are real -- people who had experiences with non-mortals told stories about them that the mortal world consumed. For example, [[Creator/BramStoker Bram Stoker]]'s ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'' was commissioned by the White Court vampires to educate people about Black Court vampires, who were prevalent at the time (and it worked - Black Court vampires are very rare in the series). Also, Mab has an autographed, personalized original copy of ''[[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms' Fairy Tales]]''. One reason this might occur in the Dresdenverse is that most GodsNeedPrayerBadly -- and it works both ways. SantaClaus is an aspect of [[spoiler:Odin]] that he assumes part-time and only relatively recently, as the myth has gained prevalence in the mortal world.
* S. M. Stirling's works:
** ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'': While not exactly working together the Christian, Celtic and Norse pantheons are all backing the [[CaptainErsatz Arthurtype hero]] in various ways against the ReligionOfEvil for {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
** In the ''Literature/{{Shadowspawn}}'' series, the title beings are the basis for just about every legend of magic or monsters (especially vampires and werecreatures) there is.
* In Anthony C. Gilbert's ''[[http://www.lulu.com/content/553426 Farther Up and Farther In]]'' 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.]]
* In Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul,'' all the Norse gods and legends are true. Also involves a subversion of GodsNeedPrayerBadly, as Thor comments at one point that humanity created the gods, but just because we no longer need them doesn't mean they go away. I Ching also has a truth, as do other "impossibilities".
* In ''Rainbow Mars'' by Creator/LarryNiven, all of the Martian legends are true, from H. G. Wells to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' has a number of gods that would, in Howard's [[TheVerse world]] become the basis of more modern deities. Crom, Lir, Babd, Macha and Nemain are all Celtic, the Hyborian Mitra becomes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra Mithra]], who's also something of a CrystalDragonJesus, the Shemite Ishtar becomes the Babylonian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar Ishtar]], the Turanian/Hyrkanian Erlik becomes the Mongolian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlik Erlik]] and the Stygian Set seems
explicitly stated to be the basis for both case. One character says that every myth is an example of when some being in the Egyptian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_(mythology) Set]] Lore screwed up and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apep Apep]].let humans catch them existing.



* ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones features its own in-universe pantheon and myths, all of which are far more real than people believe (and far more factual than recorded history).
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition to vampires, there are [[spoiler: Maeneds, shifters, Weres (not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, and even vampire Elvis]].
* To the utter lack of surprise of many, ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'', the original source material for the famous ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' video game series, features such specimens as Kerberos, Loki, [[spoiler: Izanami]]and [[spoiler: Set]].
* ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' combines Myth/CelticMythology and Myth/KingArthur legends with touches of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek]] and Myth/EgyptianMythology.

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* ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones features its own in-universe pantheon While the FantasyKitchenSink of ''Literature/KittyNorville'' makes this trope fairly self-evident, a particularly effective and even insightful example occurs in book two when Ahmed explains that [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Daniel of the lion's den was really a werelion]] and Enkidu of ''Gilgamesh'' was a werecreature as well.
->''This was thousands of years ago, remember. Humankind and animalkind were closer then--our years in the Garden together were not so long ago. And our kind, the lycanthropes, were the bridge between the two...It saddens me that the tribes in this country do not tell the old tales to one another. If we gathered to tell stories and drink more, there would not be so much fighting, yes?''
* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Krampus and Santa Claus are deities from Norse Mythology (apparently). However, angels and the monotheistic god also exist.
* Many fairy tales (if not all) are real tales from ''Literature/TheLandOfStories''.
* In Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul,'' all the Norse gods and legends are true. Also involves a subversion of GodsNeedPrayerBadly, as Thor comments at one point that humanity created the gods, but just because we no longer need them doesn't mean they go away. I Ching also has a truth, as do other "impossibilities".
* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/TheLostGate'' the Westillian Families are the basis of all Indo-European pantheons. It is inferred that other cultures' deities, including the Abrahamic one, have similar origins.
* In ''Literature/{{Masques}}'' shapeshifters exist, but they can turn into many things, wolves being only one. And silver is not an effective weapon against them, iron is much more of a problem. It is played straight in-universe, as more or less all
myths, all of which stories and old tales that are far more real than people believe (and far more factual than recorded history).
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition
mentioned prove to vampires, be true in some way or the other. And then there are [[spoiler: Maeneds, shifters, Weres (not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, dragons]]. Undead are so commonplace the protagonist believes in them from the beginning.
* In [[Literature/{{Reckless}} The Mirrorworld Series]] All Fairytales Are True. Even [[DarkerAndEdgier Sleeping Beauty]] shows up!
* Lampshaded explicitly several times in both ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''
and even vampire Elvis]].
''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''.
* To True in John Barnes's ''Literature/OneForTheMorningGlory''. It's {{lampshade|Hanging}} as one of the utter lack distinguishing marks of surprise of many, ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'', the original source material for kingdom, to distinguish it from lands that are merely actual.
* In Erika Griffin's novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/One-Who-Waited-Erika-Griffin/dp/1411627164 The One Who Waited]]'', Alice ponders this during
the famous ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' video game series, features course of the story, as she comes to realize that there are such specimens things as Kerberos, Loki, [[spoiler: Izanami]]and [[spoiler: Set]].
* ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' combines Myth/CelticMythology
Boogeymen and Myth/KingArthur legends with touches wonders if other monsters might exist as well.
* This is the premise
of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek]] the novel ''Out of Their Minds'' by Creator/CliffordSimak.
* In ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Caspian was always taught that the "old Narnians" were myths
and Myth/EgyptianMythology.fairy tales, then he learns that they are in fact real. The appearance of the Pevensies and Aslan also turns out to be this for many old Narnians.



* In ''Rainbow Mars'' by Creator/LarryNiven, all of the Martian legends are true, from H. G. Wells to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
* In the shared [[TheVerse Verse]] of Creator/RickRiordan's works:
** ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', the Greek gods are real: features of Greek myths move around depending on where the center of Western civilization is. Olympus is on top of the Empire State Building; the entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
** In ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon exists too.
** ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' adds the Roman Gods as the Greek Gods' alternate personalities.
** ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', featuring a cousin of Annabeth Chase (from ''Percy Jackson'' and ''Heroes of Olympus''), adds the Norse Pantheon to the mix.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's later novels, beginning with the novel ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' (though he used the concept almost 40 years earlier in his short story ''Elsewhen''), deal with the World As Myth, and expand it to the ''[[TheMultiverse multiverse]]''. In his multiverse, All Stories Are True and Exist, somewhere -- and if you've read the stories, it's possible to visit the universe in which the story takes place. He shows this by having his four protagonists visit several universes, albeit unknowing. A side effect of this is that ''all'' worlds are part of a story, somewhere... and that anyone who writes a story has become the literal God of the universe the story creates.
* Children's author Creator/RobinJarvis loves this trope. The ending of the ''Wyrd Museum'' series features [[spoiler: the deaths of the Nornir by the Spear of Antioch, as well as the ice giants being finally defeated by the Eye of Balor on a spinning weathercock]].
* S. M. Stirling's works:
** ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'': While not exactly working together the Christian, Celtic and Norse pantheons are all backing the [[CaptainErsatz Arthurtype hero]] in various ways against the ReligionOfEvil for {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
** In the ''Literature/{{Shadowspawn}}'' series, the title beings are the basis for just about every legend of magic or monsters (especially vampires and werecreatures) there is.
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', all deities in religions and myths are either part of the Elder Race, or are their children born after the fall of their homeland Danu Talis (which is actually Atlantis).
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition to vampires, there are [[spoiler: Maeneds, shifters, Weres (not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, and even vampire Elvis]].
* Lizzie visits several worlds in Literature/SpiderCircus and encounters werewolves, vampires, selkies and more. It seems that people who can travel to other worlds are responsible for the spreading of these myths.
* ''Literature/TheSpiralSeries'' doesn't restrict itself to historical myths. Everything that has, can or even '''will''' be imagined can be present at some point within the Spiral.



* ''The Bifrost Guardians'' by Mickey Zucker Reichert is another all myths are true, with the melding of technology to Norse myths to Christianity.
* This is the premise of the novel ''Out of Their Minds'' by Creator/CliffordSimak.
* In ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Caspian was always taught that the "old Narnians" were myths and fairy tales, then he learns that they are in fact real. The appearance of the Pevensies and Aslan also turns out to be this for many old Narnians.
* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/TheLostGate'' the Westillian Families are the basis of all Indo-European pantheons. It is inferred that other cultures' deities, including the Abrahamic one, have similar origins.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series plays with this, like everything else.
** The universe is itself shaped by belief--if enough people believe something is true, it becomes true. ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' explores the extremes of this idea with such characters as the Verruca Gnome and Bilius, the Oh God of Hangovers.
** In [[PunnyName Djelibeybi]], as seen in ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', the FantasyCounterpartCulture of Egypt, all myths are true concerning their gods, which have been evolving and developing for seven thousand years. The priests are said to "never throw away a god in case they turn out to be useful" and to be able to "give headroom to a collection of ideas that would have made a theoretical physicist give in and hand in his badge" (paraphrased).
* In the ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' novels, the Bene Gesserit have a whole system of false myths called the Missionaria Protectiva. They purposely spread made-up prophecies that any member of their order can fulfill if needed. Thus, a member stranded on an otherwise hostile world can appear to be The Woman From the Prophecy.

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* ''The Bifrost Guardians'' by Mickey Zucker Reichert is another all myths are true, with the melding The setting of technology to Norse myths to Christianity.
* This is the premise
''[[Literature/{{Somewhither}} A Tale of the novel ''Out Unwithering Realm]]'' is TheMultiverse with numerous AlternateHistory versions of Their Minds'' Earth, where critical parts of Biblical history went differently. Pretty much every fictional being from ancient or medieval imagination is real somewhere--there are worlds inhabited by Creator/CliffordSimak.
the [[Myth/NorseMythology Svartalfar]], [[Myth/HinduMythology Nagas]], or the creatures from medieval travellers' tall tales (headless humans with faces on their chest, men with a single giant foot, etc.)
* In ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Caspian was always taught that the "old Narnians" were myths Creator/JasperFforde's ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' and fairy tales, then he learns that they are in fact real. The appearance of the Pevensies and Aslan also turns out to be this for many old Narnians.
* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/TheLostGate'' the Westillian Families are the basis of all Indo-European pantheons. It is inferred that other cultures' deities, including the Abrahamic one, have similar origins.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
''Literature/NurseryCrime'' series plays with this, like everything else.
** The universe is itself shaped by belief--if enough people believe something is true, it becomes true. ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' explores the extremes of this idea with such
all fictional characters as the Verruca Gnome are real(ish) and Bilius, the Oh God of Hangovers.
** In [[PunnyName Djelibeybi]], as seen
exist in ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', the FantasyCounterpartCulture of Egypt, all myths are true concerning their gods, which have been evolving and developing for seven thousand years. The priests are said to "never throw away a god in case they turn out to be useful" and to be able to "give headroom to a collection of ideas that would have made a theoretical physicist give in and hand in his badge" (paraphrased).
* In the ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' novels, the Bene Gesserit have a whole system of false myths
parallel universe called the Missionaria Protectiva. They purposely spread made-up prophecies Well of Stories. Fictional characters do have a few traits that any member of their order can fulfill if needed. Thus, a member stranded on an otherwise hostile world can appear to be The Woman From differentiate them from "real" people (it's complicated), but in the Prophecy.Bookworld all stories are true.



* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', many divining methods are actually just "talking to Dust", the sentient matter forming most of the universe.



%% * Lampshaded explicitly several times in both ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' and ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''.
* In [[Literature/{{Reckless}} The Mirrorworld Series]] All Fairytales Are True. Even [[DarkerAndEdgier Sleeping Beauty]] shows up!
* Many fairy tales (if not all) are real tales from ''Literature/TheLandOfStories''.
* Lizzie visits several worlds in Literature/SpiderCircus and encounters werewolves, vampires, selkies and more. It seems that people who can travel to other worlds are responsible for the spreading of these myths.



* ''Literature/TheSpiralSeries'' doesn't restrict itself to historical myths. Everything that has, can or even '''will''' be imagined can be present at some point within the Spiral.
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', all deities in religions and myths are either part of the Elder Race, or are their children born after the fall of their homeland Danu Talis (which is actually Atlantis).
* In the ''Literature/ImmortalsAfterDark'' series by Kresley Cole, this is explicitly stated to be the case. One character says that every myth is an example of when some being in the Lore screwed up and let humans catch them existing.
* The setting of ''[[Literature/{{Somewhither}} A Tale of the Unwithering Realm]]'' is TheMultiverse with numerous AlternateHistory versions of Earth, where critical parts of Biblical history went differently. Pretty much every fictional being from ancient or medieval imagination is real somewhere--there are worlds inhabited by the [[Myth/NorseMythology Svartalfar]], [[Myth/HinduMythology Nagas]], or the creatures from medieval travellers' tall tales (headless humans with faces on their chest, men with a single giant foot, etc.)
* 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.



* Averted in ''Series/BabylonFive'''s episode "A Late Delivery From Avalon"--an arrival on the Babylon 5 station claims to be King Arthur, brought back among humanity after a long hiatus (when he was "taken to Avalon" on a mysterious "ship"). There is actual discussion among the main characters as to whether this could be true, since there was already a known case where the Vorlons did abduct a historical figure and used him to do their bidding in other times ([[spoiler: "Comes the [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Inquisitor]]"]]). But it turns out [[spoiler: he was from the present time, suffering trauma-induced delusion from being the officer who fired the first shot that started the Earth-Minbari War years ago]].
** Then (perhaps) played straight in Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, where a man possessed by a demon turns up on the station.



* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
** Angels? Check. Vampires? Check. Titans? Check. Leprechauns? Check. Demons? Check. Genies? Check. Human representations of the animals in the Chinese calendar? Sure, why the hell not?
** An interesting case occurs with PandorasBox. In the season 3 episode "Sin Francisco", Leo claims a box holding the seven deadly sins inspired the legend of Pandora's Box, implying it didn't exist. The season 7 episode "Little Box of Horrors" would have the Charmed Ones deal with the actual Pandora's Box.
* You got a little bit of everything in ''Series/TheChronicle''. The show picks up on the plot line in ''Film/MenInBlack'' that everything written in tabloids is true and runs with it. The very first episode has an ugly-looking creature that kills dogs. The creature turns out to be a priest from a peaceful alien culture who only kills small animals for sustenance. It also introduces a half-man/half-pig who works in the ''Chronicle'' archives. One of the main characters is a multiple-abductee. Another episode features a technopathic ghost.



* ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'' has its heroes encounter beings from mythology, fairy tales, literature and urban legend. The Minotaur, dragons, a genie, Dorian Gray, the big bad wolf, Santa Claus, King Arthur's knights, a demon, Frankenstein's monster, The Queen of Hearts, Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty and Shakespeare's Prospero have all boasted screen time.
** {{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.
* In ''Series/LostGirl'', all mythological creatures (including phoenixes and unicorns) are real and are really [[TheFairFolk Fae]]. [[BadassNormal Kenzi]] takes it all in stride, then becomes absolutely terrified when she realizes this means Literature/BabaYaga is real. Later, nobody can find any references to the Garuda, because the race actually predates the Fae and no myths or legends of them were written or told.



* Averted in ''Series/BabylonFive'''s episode "A Late Delivery From Avalon"--an arrival on the Babylon 5 station claims to be King Arthur, brought back among humanity after a long hiatus (when he was "taken to Avalon" on a mysterious "ship"). There is actual discussion among the main characters as to whether this could be true, since there was already a known case where the Vorlons did abduct a historical figure and used him to do their bidding in other times ([[spoiler: "Comes the [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Inquisitor]]"]]). But it turns out [[spoiler: he was from the present time, suffering trauma-induced delusion from being the officer who fired the first shot that started the Earth-Minbari War years ago]].
** Then (perhaps) played straight in Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, where a man possessed by a demon turns up on the station.

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* Averted Stated verbatim by Jace in ''Series/BabylonFive'''s episode "A Late Delivery From Avalon"--an arrival on ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}''. The series indeed has vampires, warlocks, werewolves, and countless demons.
* Let's not forget ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', where literally everything but Bigfoot, and possibly unicorns, has been confirmed to exist in some shape or form. Makes you feel sorry for
the Babylon 5 station claims to be King Arthur, brought back among poor bastards who exist in that reality, given how practically every monster, folklore, wives tale, myth and legend either hates humanity after a long hiatus (when he was "taken or loves to Avalon" on a mysterious "ship"). There is actual discussion among the main characters as to whether this could be true, since there was already a known case where the Vorlons did abduct a historical figure eat humanity. Angels, demons, werewolves, zombies, gods, ghosts, witches, fairies, ghouls, djinn, shape shifters, hellhounds, banshees, golems, and used him to do their bidding in other times ([[spoiler: "Comes the [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Inquisitor]]"]]). But it turns out [[spoiler: he was from the present time, suffering trauma-induced delusion from being the officer who fired the first shot that started the Earth-Minbari War years ago]].
** Then (perhaps) played straight in Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, where a man possessed by a demon turns up on the station.
wendigos amongst others have all had screen time at one point.



* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
** Angels? Check. Vampires? Check. Titans? Check. Leprechauns? Check. Demons? Check. Genies? Check. Human representations of the animals in the Chinese calendar? Sure, why the hell not?
** An interesting case occurs with PandorasBox. In the season 3 episode "Sin Francisco", Leo claims a box holding the seven deadly sins inspired the legend of Pandora's Box, implying it didn't exist. The season 7 episode "Little Box of Horrors" would have the Charmed Ones deal with the actual Pandora's Box.
* In ''Series/LostGirl'', all mythological creatures (including phoenixes and unicorns) are real and are really [[TheFairFolk Fae]]. [[BadassNormal Kenzi]] takes it all in stride, then becomes absolutely terrified when she realizes this means Literature/BabaYaga is real. Later, nobody can find any references to the Garuda, because the race actually predates the Fae and no myths or legends of them were written or told.
* Let's not forget ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', where literally everything but Bigfoot, and possibly unicorns, has been confirmed to exist in some shape or form. Makes you feel sorry for the poor bastards who exist in that reality, given how practically every monster, folklore, wives tale, myth and legend either hates humanity or loves to eat humanity. Angels, demons, werewolves, zombies, gods, ghosts, witches, fairies, ghouls, djinn, shape shifters, hellhounds, banshees, golems, and wendigos amongst others have all had screen time at one point.
* You got a little bit of everything in ''Series/TheChronicle''. The show picks up on the plot line in ''Film/MenInBlack'' that everything written in tabloids is true and runs with it. The very first episode has an ugly-looking creature that kills dogs. The creature turns out to be a priest from a peaceful alien culture who only kills small animals for sustenance. It also introduces a half-man/half-pig who works in the ''Chronicle'' archives. One of the main characters is a multiple-abductee. Another episode features a technopathic ghost.
* ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'' has its heroes encounter beings from mythology, fairy tales, literature and urban legend. The Minotaur, dragons, a genie, Dorian Gray, the big bad wolf, Santa Claus, King Arthur's knights, a demon, Frankenstein's monster, The Queen of Hearts, Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty and Shakespeare's Prospero have all boasted screen time.
** {{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.
* Stated verbatim by Jace in ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}''. The series indeed has vampires, warlocks, werewolves, and countless demons.



* Steampunk-themed band ''Music/AbneyPark'' explores this in many of their songs, most notably in the aptly named "All the Myths are True".



* Steampunk-themed band ''Music/AbneyPark'' explores this in many of their songs, most notably in the aptly named "All the Myths are True".



* 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".
* There is a general ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' skill called "Occult" which allows you to attempt to tell whether some myth is true or not. This is exceptionally valuable in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' because of the nature of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve a mage's power]]: if they get it wrong, it may be correct for exactly as long as they're paying attention to it, then revert to the way it actually really is the moment they stop paying attention. This can be even worse than getting it wrong in the first place. Consider trapping a vampire in a corner by leaving a holy symbol in the middle of the room, then going out for coffee... with the vampire no longer trapped the moment your back is turned.



* In ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'', the different races and cultures each have their own religion, with mutually incompatible stories about the creation of the world and the nature of reality. However, in-game, all myths are true, and priests of the rival pantheons are equally powerful.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has everything from Sasquatch to both Western and Eastern Dragons reappearing after 2012. And pretty much every tradition of magic actually works now and summons different spirits ranging from angels to kami to nature spirits.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', the gods of the old polytheistic pantheons are real, and you play one of their children. Second edition tweaks this; ''most'' of the gods are real, but some gods assume different aspects in different cultures. The Greek pantheon are the most notorious in this regard, also being the Etruscan and Roman gods in their other aspects.
** In ''Scion'' 1e, however, the Abrahamic god is ultimately a facade for one of the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans.]]



* In ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'', the different races and cultures each have their own religion, with mutually incompatible stories about the creation of the world and the nature of reality. However, in-game, all myths are true, and priests of the rival pantheons are equally powerful.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', the gods of the old polytheistic pantheons are real, and you play one of their children. Second edition tweaks this; ''most'' of the gods are real, but some gods assume different aspects in different cultures. The Greek pantheon are the most notorious in this regard, also being the Etruscan and Roman gods in their other aspects.
** In ''Scion'' 1e, however, the Abrahamic god is ultimately a facade for one of the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has everything from Sasquatch to both Western and Eastern Dragons reappearing after 2012. And pretty much every tradition of magic actually works now and summons different spirits ranging from angels to kami to nature spirits.
* There is a general ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' skill called "Occult" which allows you to attempt to tell whether some myth is true or not. This is exceptionally valuable in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' because of the nature of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve a mage's power]]: if they get it wrong, it may be correct for exactly as long as they're paying attention to it, then revert to the way it actually really is the moment they stop paying attention. This can be even worse than getting it wrong in the first place. Consider trapping a vampire in a corner by leaving a holy symbol in the middle of the room, then going out for coffee... with the vampire no longer trapped the moment your back is turned.
** 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".



* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' borrows seiðr (here rendered as "seither"), as well as symbolism of Ragnarök and Ratatoskr from Norse Myth. It also has playable vampires and werewolves. Though the heaviest influence is Shinto, with Murakumo (Nu), Susano'o (Hakumen) and Orochi (Black Beast) being integral to the GroundHogDayLoop of ''Calamity Trigger'', while Amaterasu (Master Unit) and Kusanagi (Mu) are central to the plot of ''Continuum Shift''. And in ''Chronophantasma'', the GreaterScopeVillain is revealed to be [[spoiler:none other than Izanami herself]], while in ''Central Fiction'' [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]] [[spoiler:is actually the physical embodiment of the will of the god [[SatanicArchetype Susano'o]] himself, with his [[GrandTheftMe body having been used by Hakumen]] for the past three games before he finally takes it back]].
* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series just about every fictional creature has appeared at some point, mostly as the enemies the player fights.
* Some of the local legends recounted to the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' turn out to be... slightly skewed.
* The ''VideoGame/CreepypastaLand'' is this,but with creepypastas. Slender Man,Jeff the Killer,Ben Drowned,Laughing Jack....
* In the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series of PC games, all fairy tales are true - and interconnected. Their sister series ''VideoGame/{{Cursery}}'' says that all nursery rhymes are true and created by Mother Goose herself.
* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise plays with this. First we're presented with a hodgepodge of different systems of beliefs from cultures current and gone, and at times, contradictory, yet every group vehemently insists that all ''their'' beliefs are true. (So, pretty much like the real world, then...) It's difficult to reconcile the elven gods, the Maker, the Old Gods of Tevinter, and dwarven beliefs in the Stone as being part of the same cosmology. As the franchise develops, however, we gradually learn that while most of the myths (such as the Tevinter magisters' foray into the Black City, the elves' loss of their gods and immortality, or the dismantlement of the first Inquisition) have some basis in fact, the truth was quite different, distorted over centuries of misinterpretation -- as verified by people who really were there at that time...



* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'':
** 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]].
** In the same district of Rogueport that Frankly's house is located in, you can find a quirky storyteller who is glad to spin all sorts of old stories. But that tale about the horrible evil monster and the four heroes who fought it before being themselves sealed away couldn't be true, right? [[spoiler:Of course it is. The monster is a demon sleeping underneath Rogueport ''right now'' and Mario actually encounters each of the heroes in the form of talking cursed treasure chests. They're pretty nice.]]
* ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'': Over the course of the game, Lara discovers that the legends of {{Hi|storicalDomainCharacter}}miko, such as her [[WeatherManipulation power over the weather]], aren't just legends.



* Played with in ''VideoGame/KnyttUnderground''. The goal is to ring the six Bells of Fate to prevent the world from ending. Every time you get to a bell, your two fairies will argue about whether or not ringing them actually does anything. The game ends with you ringing the last bell and [[spoiler:that plot thread left unresolved]].
* ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' does this to a fair degree. While the novel of Metro 2033 was pretty steeped in ambiguity, Metro Last Light takes a different route with its storytelling. The nosalis rhino is said to be a legend one level before it's fought and, of course, who could forget: "You may still harbor dreams of looking for some legendary artifacts, like the proverbial Map of Secret Metro, but... I think I'll have to disappoint you.".
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'''s story mode, Nightwolf can sometimes be heard referring to Raiden as "Haokah", the lightning spirit of the Lakota tribe, giving credence that Raiden has at least appeared to their culture and is likely the god of thunder to anyone else who had one (Zeus, Heracles, Thor, etc.).
** A nod to this first appeared before, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' which noted that he had a hammer suspiciously similar to Mjolnir, despite being named after the Japanese thunder god.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'':
** 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]].
** In the same district of Rogueport that Frankly's house is located in, you can find a quirky storyteller who is glad to spin all sorts of old stories. But that tale about the horrible evil monster and the four heroes who fought it before being themselves sealed away couldn't be true, right? [[spoiler:Of course it is. The monster is a demon sleeping underneath Rogueport ''right now'' and Mario actually encounters each of the heroes in the form of talking cursed treasure chests. They're pretty nice.]]



* Some of the local legends recounted to the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' turn out to be... slightly skewed.
* Averted in ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control II]]''. [[spoiler:The Black Spathi Squadron]] is fictional and has no effect on the plot, and many religious beliefs and local legends are brought up which are never mentioned or investigated again.
* In the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series of PC games, all fairy tales are true - and interconnected. Their sister series ''VideoGame/{{Cursery}}'' says that all nursery rhymes are true and created by Mother Goose herself.
* ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' does this to a fair degree. While the novel of Metro 2033 was pretty steeped in ambiguity, Metro Last Light takes a different route with its storytelling. The nosalis rhino is said to be a legend one level before it's fought and, of course, who could forget: "You may still harbor dreams of looking for some legendary artifacts, like the proverbial Map of Secret Metro, but... I think I'll have to disappoint you."
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'''s story mode, Nightwolf can sometimes be heard referring to Raiden as "Haokah", the lightning spirit of the Lakota tribe, giving credence that Raiden has at least appeared to their culture and is likely the god of thunder to anyone else who had one (Zeus, Heracles, Thor, etc.).
** A nod to this first appeared before, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' which noted that he had a hammer suspiciously similar to Mjolnir, despite being named after the Japanese thunder god.

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* Some of ''VideoGame/ShadowRealms'' has people from Earth being able to travel to a world "where the local magic, legends recounted to the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' turn out to be... slightly skewed.
* Averted in ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control II]]''. [[spoiler:The Black Spathi Squadron]] is fictional
and has no effect on the plot, and many religious beliefs and local legends are brought up which are never mentioned or investigated again.
* In the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series of PC games, all fairy tales are true - and interconnected. Their sister series ''VideoGame/{{Cursery}}'' says
monsters that all nursery rhymes inspired our myths are true and created by Mother Goose herself.
* ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' does this to a fair degree. While the novel of Metro 2033 was pretty steeped in ambiguity, Metro Last Light takes a different route with its storytelling. The nosalis rhino is said to be a legend one level before it's fought and, of course, who could forget: "You may still harbor dreams of looking for some legendary artifacts, like the proverbial Map of Secret Metro, but... I think I'll have to disappoint you."
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'''s story mode, Nightwolf can sometimes be heard referring to Raiden as "Haokah", the lightning spirit of the Lakota tribe, giving credence
real". People from that Raiden has at least appeared world visited Earth long enough to their culture and is likely inspire stories, but didn't want to stay, since Earth's low-magic environment isn't very hospitable to them (it's compared to visiting the god of thunder to anyone else who had one (Zeus, Heracles, Thor, etc.).
** A nod to this first appeared before, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' which noted that he had a hammer suspiciously similar to Mjolnir, despite being named after the Japanese thunder god.
moon).



* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series just about every fictional creature has appeared at some point, mostly as the enemies the player fights.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' borrows seiðr (here rendered as "seither"), as well as symbolism of Ragnarök and Ratatoskr from Norse Myth. It also has playable vampires and werewolves. Though the heaviest influence is Shinto, with Murakumo (Nu), Susano'o (Hakumen) and Orochi (Black Beast) being integral to the GroundHogDayLoop of ''Calamity Trigger'', while Amaterasu (Master Unit) and Kusanagi (Mu) are central to the plot of ''Continuum Shift''. And in ''Chronophantasma'', the GreaterScopeVillain is revealed to be [[spoiler:none other than Izanami herself]], while in ''Central Fiction'' [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]] [[spoiler:is actually the physical embodiment of the will of the god [[SatanicArchetype Susano'o]] himself, with his [[GrandTheftMe body having been used by Hakumen]] for the past three games before he finally takes it back]].
* Played with in ''VideoGame/KnyttUnderground''. The goal is to ring the six Bells of Fate to prevent the world from ending. Every time you get to a bell, your two fairies will argue about whether or not ringing them actually does anything. The game ends with you ringing the last bell and [[spoiler:that plot thread left unresolved]].
* ''VideoGame/ShadowRealms'' has people from Earth being able to travel to a world "where the magic, legends and monsters that inspired our myths are real". People from that world visited Earth long enough to inspire stories, but didn't want to stay, since Earth's low-magic environment isn't very hospitable to them (it's compared to visiting the moon).
* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise plays with this. First we're presented with a hodgepodge of different systems of beliefs from cultures current and gone, and at times, contradictory, yet every group vehemently insists that all ''their'' beliefs are true. (So, pretty much like the real world, then...) It's difficult to reconcile the elven gods, the Maker, the Old Gods of Tevinter, and dwarven beliefs in the Stone as being part of the same cosmology. As the franchise develops, however, we gradually learn that while most of the myths (such as the Tevinter magisters' foray into the Black City, the elves' loss of their gods and immortality, or the dismantlement of the first Inquisition) have some basis in fact, the truth was quite different, distorted over centuries of misinterpretation -- as verified by people who really were there at that time...



* The ''VideoGame/CreepypastaLand'' is this,but with creepypastas. Slender Man,Jeff the Killer,Ben Drowned,Laughing Jack....

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* The ''VideoGame/CreepypastaLand'' Averted in ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control II]]''. [[spoiler:The Black Spathi Squadron]] is this,but with creepypastas. Slender Man,Jeff fictional and has no effect on the Killer,Ben Drowned,Laughing Jack....plot, and many religious beliefs and local legends are brought up which are never mentioned or investigated again.
* ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'': Over the course of the game, Lara discovers that the legends of {{Hi|storicalDomainCharacter}}miko, such as her [[WeatherManipulation power over the weather]], aren't just legends.



* Myths and superstitions in ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' tend to be problematic after a few too many generations. Some of them end up being accurate, but for each one that actually is, you've got a few dozen that are corrupted from translation issues or pure age, and hundreds that are plain false or started up from illogical premises. It's also a rule for the setting that no one can see the future, so prophecy tends to ''always'' be wrong.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Thunderstruck}}'', the two leads are sisters. One is an atheist (but not a HollywoodAtheist) and the other is a Christian, but not HolierThanThou. They're ''both'' wrong. The series also has a FantasyKitchenSink.



* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'' focuses mainly on Greek mythology, but features figures from several other ancient cultures.
* [[http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/ridiculous-creatures-1/ This]] short story from ''Webcomic/SkinDeep''. "How am I supposed to know what is actually fiction around here anymore?"

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* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'' focuses mainly on Greek mythology, In ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts'' races existing in the setting are added when they're needed, but features figures from several other ancient cultures.
* [[http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/ridiculous-creatures-1/ This]] short story from ''Webcomic/SkinDeep''. "How am I supposed to know what
author is actually fiction around here anymore?"quite carefull about not slipping into FantasyKitchenSink.
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' explores the possibility that [[http://explosm.net/comics/3442/ All Spam is True]]



* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' explores the possibility that [[http://explosm.net/comics/3442/ All Spam is True]]
* In ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts'' races existing in the setting are added when they're needed, but author is quite carefull about not slipping into FantasyKitchenSink.

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* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' explores the possibility [[http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/ridiculous-creatures-1/ This]] short story from ''Webcomic/SkinDeep''. "How am I supposed to know what is actually fiction around here anymore?"
* Myths and superstitions in ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' tend to be problematic after a few too many generations. Some of them end up being accurate, but for each one
that [[http://explosm.net/comics/3442/ All Spam is True]]
* In ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts'' races existing in
actually is, you've got a few dozen that are corrupted from translation issues or pure age, and hundreds that are plain false or started up from illogical premises. It's also a rule for the setting that no one can see the future, so prophecy tends to ''always'' be wrong.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Thunderstruck}}'', the two leads
are added when they're needed, sisters. One is an atheist (but not a HollywoodAtheist) and the other is a Christian, but author is quite carefull about not slipping into FantasyKitchenSink.HolierThanThou. They're ''both'' wrong. The series also has a FantasyKitchenSink.
* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'' focuses mainly on Greek mythology, but features figures from several other ancient cultures.



* ''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]]'']].



* Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary acts as a multi-universal, and as such, almost anything can be found within, from the grim reaper to Native American gods.

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* Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary acts as a multi-universal, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has numerous legends and as such, almost anything can be found within, from fairy tales in it's universe. One of which tells the grim reaper 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 Native American gods.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.



* ''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]]'']].



* ''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.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has numerous legends Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary acts as a multi-universal, and fairy tales in it's universe. One of which tells as such, almost anything can be found within, from 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 grim reaper 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.Native American gods.



* In one episode of '' WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the Ghostbusters must deal with a creature from Irish folklore. According to legend, the creature can only be stopped by a FourLeafClover. All the characters go out searching for one, except Egon, who, playing the role of AgentScully, insists that the creature can be captured using the same "scientific" methods they always use. In the end, the four-leaf clover fails (it was a fake taken from a parade float), and Egon saves the day by capturing the creature "scientifically", exactly as he said he would. Despite this exception, the show generally followed this trope faithfully, as did its SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'': All mythological creatures are actually aliens who have been on Earth for centuries, or millennia.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' took the stance that "All things are true, few things are ''accurate''." Through the course of the series, characters from Norse, Greek, Celtic, and Egyptian myths are encountered, as well as from Arthurian legend and the works of William Shakespeare.



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack's sword was forged by the gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu, from Norse, Egyptian, and Hindu mythology, respectively, and another episode, "Jack and the Swamp Monster," mentions the existence of Cronus and Zeus, both of Greek mythology.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack's sword was forged by ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' took the gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu, stance that "All things are true, few things are ''accurate''." Through the course of the series, characters from Norse, Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and Hindu mythology, respectively, and another episode, "Jack Egyptian myths are encountered, as well as from Arthurian legend and the Swamp Monster," mentions the existence works of Cronus and Zeus, both of Greek mythology.William Shakespeare.


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* In one episode of '' WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the Ghostbusters must deal with a creature from Irish folklore. According to legend, the creature can only be stopped by a FourLeafClover. All the characters go out searching for one, except Egon, who, playing the role of AgentScully, insists that the creature can be captured using the same "scientific" methods they always use. In the end, the four-leaf clover fails (it was a fake taken from a parade float), and Egon saves the day by capturing the creature "scientifically", exactly as he said he would. Despite this exception, the show generally followed this trope faithfully, as did its SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'': All mythological creatures are actually aliens who have been on Earth for centuries, or millennia.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack's sword was forged by the gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu, from Norse, Egyptian, and Hindu mythology, respectively, and another episode, "Jack and the Swamp Monster," mentions the existence of Cronus and Zeus, both of Greek mythology.
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* ''Manga/MariaTheVirginWitch'': Christian angels exist side-by-side with the Greek gods and Norse valkyries.
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* ''FanFic/MyLesbianLifeWithMonsterGirlsMonsterYurisume'': In one chapter, Froze mentions that her species, the Fenrir, inspired several Inuit myths, like the great wolf Amarok, and later, Iormu states that she dated Thor, and the story of their breakup was blown out of proportion and eventually became the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok myth]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack's sword was forged by the gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu, from Norse, Egyptian, and Hindu mythology, respectively, and another episode, "Jack and the Swamp Monster," mentions the existence of Cronus and Zeus, both of Greek mythology.
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** In the series' lore, this is the implication of the many differing religious beliefs and creation myths. While there are many shared elements, there are numerous contradictions as well. Despite this, they all seem to have elements of truth regardless of the contradictions. At the very least, it is implied that all myths are at least MetaphoricallyTrue.
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* With TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost, good god where to begin?
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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, Dorian Gray, the big bad wolf, Santa Claus, King Arthur's knights, a demon, 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/TheLibrarians2014'' has its heroes encounter beings from mythology, fairy tales, literature and urban legend. The Minotaur, dragons, a genie, Dorian Gray, the big bad wolf, Santa Claus, King Arthur's knights, a demon, Frankenstein's monster, The Queen of Hearts, Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty and Shakespeare's Prospero have all boasted screen time.
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* The ''VideoGame/CreepypastaLand'' is this,but with creepypastas. Slender Man,Jeff the Killer,Ben Drowned,Laughing Jack....
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* ''[[FanFic/ThePhoenixoftheWasteland The Phoenix of the Wasteland]]'' subverts this. [[spoiler: The myth of the Gem of Mount Athon is false even though everyone believes it to be true.]]
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