History Main / AllMythsAreTrue

14th Jan '16 3:52:54 PM Earriorwatcher
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** ''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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** ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', featuring a cousin of Annabeth Chase (from ''Percy Jackson'' and ''Heroes of Olympus''), adds the Norse Pantheon to the mix. mix, and confirms that Jesus is divine in this 'verse.
1st Jan '16 4:43:54 PM jormis29
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* 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 Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, H.G. Wells' time machine, Excalibur, etc.
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* 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, PandorasBox, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, H.G. Wells' time machine, Excalibur, {{Excalibur}}, etc.

** An interesting case occurs with Pandora's Box. 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.
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** An interesting case occurs with Pandora's Box.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.
29th Dec '15 9:57:50 PM Willbyr
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* To the utter lack of surprise of many, ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'', the original source material for the famous MegaTen video game series, features such specimens as Kerberos, Loki, [[spoiler: Izanami]]and [[spoiler: Set]].
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* To the utter lack of surprise of many, ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'', the original source material for the famous MegaTen ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' video game series, features such specimens as Kerberos, Loki, [[spoiler: Izanami]]and [[spoiler: Set]].
21st Dec '15 4:03:38 PM Fireblood
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. The Jewish story of the [[PublicDomainArtifact Arc of the Covenant]] and the medieval Christian tale [[PublicDomainArtifact Holy Grail]] are both proven to be unambiguously true. But so are some elements of Hinduism and the legend of the [[CrystalSkull Crystal Skulls]]. Not to mention stories of extraterrestrial visitation, and theories about AncientAstronauts.
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. The Jewish story of the [[PublicDomainArtifact Arc of the Covenant]] and the medieval Christian tale of the [[PublicDomainArtifact Holy Grail]] are both proven to be unambiguously true. But so are some elements of Hinduism and the legend of the [[CrystalSkull Crystal Skulls]]. Not to mention stories of extraterrestrial visitation, and theories about AncientAstronauts.

* 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're be safe and won't be used for evil purposes. The room literally has everything: Pandora's Box, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, H.G. Wells' time machine, Excalibur, etc.
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* 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're they'll be safe and won't be used for evil purposes. The room literally has everything: Pandora's Box, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, H.G. Wells' time machine, Excalibur, etc.

* 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. * Stephen Marley's ''Literature/ChiaBlackDragon'' trilogy ''Sorceress'', ''Spirit Mirror'', and ''Mortal Mask'' take place in 2nd century China, but there also appear Indian Buddhists, ancient Egyptians (in the back story) and a few Christians. It is suggested that the mythologies and afterlives of all four religions (Chinese, Buddhist, Egyptian and Christian) all exist. In addition to Stephen Marley's own original myths and creatures, of course
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* In Erika Griffin's novel, 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. * Stephen Marley's ''Literature/ChiaBlackDragon'' trilogy ''Sorceress'', ''Spirit Mirror'', and ''Mortal Mask'' take place in 2nd century China, but there also appear Indian Buddhists, ancient Egyptians (in the back story) and a few Christians. It is suggested that the mythologies and afterlives of all four religions (Chinese, Buddhist, Egyptian and Christian) all exist. In addition to Stephen Marley's own original myths and creatures, of coursecourse.

* In ''Literature/{{Masques}}'' shapeshifters exist, but they can 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, 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 is [[spoiler: dragons]]. Undead are so commonplace the protagonist believes in them from the beginning.
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* 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 is are [[spoiler: dragons]]. Undead are so commonplace the protagonist believes in them from the beginning.

** Hell is described as being like a former prison-colony for Heaven, now populated by the descendents of their population. They use human slaves (even retrieves more through succubi), and are even famous for treating them poorly, but they are sometimes set free by their masters.
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** Hell is described as being like a former prison-colony for Heaven, now populated by the descendents of their population. They use human slaves (even retrieves retrieving more through succubi), and are even famous for treating them poorly, but they are sometimes set free by their masters.

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

** ''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 basic for just about every legend of magic or monsters (especially vampires and werecritters) there is.
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** ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'': while 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 basic basis for just about every legend of magic or monsters (especially vampires and werecritters) werecreatures) there is.

* 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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* 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]]Apep]].

* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition to vampires, there are [[spoiler: Maeneds, shifters, Weres(not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, and even vampire Elvis]].
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* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition to vampires, there are [[spoiler: Maeneds, shifters, Weres(not Weres (not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, and even vampire Elvis]].

* 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.
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/TheLostGate'' the Westillian Families are the basis of all Indo-European pantheons. It is inferred that other cultures cultures' deities, including the Abrahamic one one, have similar origins.
18th Dec '15 11:22:29 AM narm00
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* Comicbook/{{Smite}} just like its game.
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* Comicbook/{{Smite}} Comicbook/{{Smite}}, just like its game.

* Stephen Marley's ''Literature/ChiaBlackDragon'' trilogy ''Sorceress'', ''Spirit Mirror'', and ''Mortal Mask'', take place in 2nd century China, but there also appear Indian Buddhists, ancient Egyptians (in the back story) and a few Christians. It is suggested that the mythologies and afterlives of all four religions (Chinese, Buddhist, Egyptian and Christian) all exist. In addition to the Stephen Marley's own original myths and creatures, of course
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* Stephen Marley's ''Literature/ChiaBlackDragon'' trilogy ''Sorceress'', ''Spirit Mirror'', and ''Mortal Mask'', Mask'' take place in 2nd century China, but there also appear Indian Buddhists, ancient Egyptians (in the back story) and a few Christians. It is suggested that the mythologies and afterlives of all four religions (Chinese, Buddhist, Egyptian and Christian) all exist. In addition to the Stephen Marley's own original myths and creatures, of course

** ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon exists too.
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** ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' In ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon exists too.

** ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', featuring a cousin of Annabeth Chase (from ''Percy Jackson'' and ''Heroes of Olympus''), adds the Ancient Egyptian Norse Pantheon exists too.to the mix.

** ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', featuring a cousin of Annabeth Chase (from ''Percy Jackson'' and ''Heroes of Olympus''), adds the Norse Pantheon to the mix.

** ''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.
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** ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'', ''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.

* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition to vampires, there are [[spoiler: Meaneds, shifters, Weres(not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, and even vampire Elvis]].
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* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': In addition to vampires, there are [[spoiler: Meaneds, Maeneds, shifters, Weres(not just wolves), fairies, demons, witches, goblins, and even vampire Elvis]].

* 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 to Mages because of the aforementioned nature of their 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.
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* 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 to Mages in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' because of the aforementioned nature of their power: [[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.

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* 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 to Mages because In ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', the gods of the aforementioned nature old polytheistic pantheons are real, and you play one of their 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 children. Second edition tweaks this; ''most'' of the room, then going out 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 coffee... with one of the vampire no longer trapped the moment your back is turned.[[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans.]])
30th Nov '15 3:20:12 PM towercurator
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added Void Domain entry under web original
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* In ''Literature/VoidDomain'', Arachne is [[Myth/ClassicalMythology The Arachne]]. A Japanese spider demon, a Jorogumo, is mentioned. Ylva is the daughter of Hel from [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse Mythology]]. Elves exist. [[Literature/ArsGoetia The Ars Goetia]] comes into play with a King of Hell in the second book.
6th Nov '15 9:05:21 AM FringeBenefits
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28th Oct '15 8:35:43 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* ''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 not only are all myths true, all ''theology'' is portrayed as factually true as well, with [[FridgeHorror terrifying consequences]].
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* ''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]]]].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]].
28th Oct '15 8:33:06 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' basically runs on the idea that every single story in the Bible and Koran is factually true. [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Except not the way we thought]]. And not only are all myths true, all ''theology'' is portrayed as factually true as well, with [[FridgeHorror terrifying consequences]].
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' basically runs on the idea that every single story in the Bible and Koran is factually true. [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Except not the way we thought]].true, and that they were based on [[spoiler: [[CosmicHorrorStory humanity's first contacts with Lovecraftian horrors]]]]. And not only are all myths true, all ''theology'' is portrayed as factually true as well, with [[FridgeHorror terrifying consequences]].
27th Oct '15 12:26:45 PM ErebusElysium
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* In ''Literature/IKnockedUpSatansDaughter'', the afterlife is described as being as diverse as Earth. ** Heaven is described as being like a first-world country that [[HellOfAHeaven treats its human slaves nicer than most, but with little hope of earning their freedom]]. ** Hell is described as being like a former prison-colony for Heaven, now populated by the descendents of their population. They use human slaves (even retrieves more through succubi), and are even famous for treating them poorly, but they are sometimes set free by their masters. ** Valhalla would use its human slaves for gladiator-based entertainment before they decided not to use slaves anymore.
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