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4th Dec '16 6:42:56 AM LordDynasmon
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* According to one [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek myth]], the unpleasant seasons of the year[[labelnote:Which?]]In the original Greek telling, it was summer because the Mediterranean climate has much milder winters. As the myth made it's way north, this was changed to be winter.[[/labelnote]] occur when Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter, is forced to stay in the Underworld with her husband Hades for six months (due to [[FoodChains eating six seeds]]). Demeter gets so depressed that she refuses to let anything grow.

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* According to one [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek myth]], the unpleasant seasons of the year[[labelnote:Which?]]In the original Greek telling, it was summer because the Mediterranean climate has much milder winters. As the myth made it's its way north, this was changed to be winter.[[/labelnote]] occur when Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter, is forced to stay in the Underworld with her husband Hades for six months (due to [[FoodChains eating six seeds]]). Demeter gets so depressed that she refuses to let anything grow.
29th Nov '16 5:11:06 PM thatother1dude
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** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', the [[PunnyName N'Tuitif]] tribe has such myths as How The Giraffe Got Its Long Neck: an ancestor of the giraffe had a slightly longer neck than other animals, and could reach higher leaves, with the longer-necked giraffes surviving more easily to pass their long neck to their children... [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin sound familiar]]? Their stories seem to end with a phrase like "[[ShaggyDogStory This is just a thing that happened]]" or "[[JustSoStory and so it is]]".

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** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', the [[PunnyName N'Tuitif]] tribe has such myths "myths" as How The Giraffe Got Its Long Neck: an ancestor of the giraffe had a slightly longer neck than other animals, and could reach higher leaves, with the longer-necked giraffes surviving more easily to pass their long neck to their children... [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin sound familiar]]? Their stories seem to end with a phrase like "[[ShaggyDogStory This is just a thing that happened]]" or "[[JustSoStory and so it is]]".
29th Nov '16 5:09:50 PM thatother1dude
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* Spoofed in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', where the citizens of Djelibeybi believe a number of different stories on why the sun moves through the sky: it's being rolled by a dung beetle, carried by a boat, pulled by a chariot, etc. (Most of which are based on real Myth/{{Egyptian|Mythology}} myths--over time, different deities fell in and out of popularity, so there were several Egyptian sun gods at different times). A freak accident involving pyramids traps the country in a pocket dimension where [[AllMythsAreTrue all these stories are true]], which results in about a dozen sun gods fighting over who gets to carry the sun. This segment even includes one of the priests calling the play-by-play as if it were a rugby match (before being promptly killed for his heresy).
** Also parodied in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', with the N'Tuitif tribe that has such myths as How The Giraffe Got Its Long Neck (an ancestor of the giraffe had a slightly longer neck than other animals, and could reach higher leaves, with the longer-necked giraffes surviving more easily to pass their long neck to their children... sound familiar?). Their stories seem to end with a phrase like "[[ShaggyDogStory This is just a thing that happened]]" or "[[JustSoStory and so it is]]".

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* Spoofed multiple times in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel Literature/{{Discworld}}:
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''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', where the citizens of Djelibeybi believe a number of different stories on why the sun moves through the sky: it's being rolled by a dung beetle, carried by a boat, pulled by a chariot, etc. (Most of which are based on real Myth/{{Egyptian|Mythology}} myths--over time, different deities fell in and out of popularity, so there were several Egyptian sun gods at different times). A freak accident involving pyramids traps the country in a pocket dimension where [[AllMythsAreTrue all these stories are true]], which results in about a dozen sun gods fighting over who gets to carry the sun. This segment even includes one of the priests calling the play-by-play as if it were a rugby match (before being promptly killed for his heresy).
** Also parodied in In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', with the N'Tuitif [[PunnyName N'Tuitif]] tribe that has such myths as How The Giraffe Got Its Long Neck (an Neck: an ancestor of the giraffe had a slightly longer neck than other animals, and could reach higher leaves, with the longer-necked giraffes surviving more easily to pass their long neck to their children... [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin sound familiar?). familiar]]? Their stories seem to end with a phrase like "[[ShaggyDogStory This is just a thing that happened]]" or "[[JustSoStory and so it is]]".
29th Nov '16 5:07:06 PM thatother1dude
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* According to one [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek myth]], winter happens when Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter, is forced to stay in the Underworld with her husband Hades for six months (due to [[FoodChains eating six seeds]]). Demeter gets so depressed that she refuses to let anything grow.
** In the original version, Persephone's presence in the underworld coincided with the scorching summer months, which were much deadlier than the mild Mediterranean winters. The story got flipped around as it was relayed to the north.

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* According to one [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek myth]], winter happens the unpleasant seasons of the year[[labelnote:Which?]]In the original Greek telling, it was summer because the Mediterranean climate has much milder winters. As the myth made it's way north, this was changed to be winter.[[/labelnote]] occur when Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter, is forced to stay in the Underworld with her husband Hades for six months (due to [[FoodChains eating six seeds]]). Demeter gets so depressed that she refuses to let anything grow.
** In the original version, Persephone's presence in the underworld coincided with the scorching summer months, which were much deadlier than the mild Mediterranean winters. The story got flipped around as it was relayed to the north.
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21st Oct '16 4:11:32 AM DannWoolf
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* According to ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', the reason why there's holes in the moon is because [[spoiler: Todd Ingram punched them into it with his bare fits to impress Envy.]]

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* According to ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', the reason why there's holes in the moon is because [[spoiler: Todd Ingram punched them into it with his bare fits fists to impress Envy.]]
18th Sep '16 6:55:52 PM karstovich2
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** Genesis 1 also accounts for the racial differences between groups of humans by stating that the Elohim made men each in their own image and likeness. This explains why each nation's gods look remarkably like their people.

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** According to a highly heterodox interpretation, Genesis 1 also accounts for the racial differences between groups of humans by stating that the Elohim made men each in their own image and likeness. This explains why each nation's gods look remarkably like their people. (In most orthodox interpretations--i.e. followed by mainstream Judaism and Christianity--''Elohim'' is not actually plural, but [[RoyalWe an honorific plural]] to emphasize the majesty of the singular Almighty God.)
15th Sep '16 9:30:04 PM theLibrarian
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* According to Aztec mythology, the Aztec god of the Sun, Huizilpochtli, dies at the end of every day, and must be brought back to life via human sacrifice to prevent the world from falling into eternal night.
19th Jul '16 1:28:56 AM shokoshu
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* "Les Mémoires de Zeus" by Maurice Druon naturally has this in spades. Especially clever is the overly long love night of Zeus and Mnemosyne: Each Muse character comes out due to the mood the pair just was in. The author needs [[IncrediblyLamePun epic]] handwaving to get everything in an unforced order, but he succeeds in letting everything look perfectly logical.
6th Jul '16 4:57:04 AM HeraldAlberich
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* In Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheWiseMansFear'', Elodin asks the main character Kvothe during his exams. "Where does the moon go when it is not in the sky?" It was the one question he genuinely did not know. Cue several chapters later, a companion of his tells a childhood story explaining how a young boy [[IKnowYourTrueName learned the moon's name]] and trapped part of the name in a box. Later events show that the JustSoStory is ''essentially true'' (except it was a Master Namer, not a boy, and the "box" was actually AnotherDimension where TheFairFolk live).

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* In Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheWiseMansFear'', ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', Elodin asks the main character Kvothe during his exams. "Where does the moon go when it is not in the sky?" It was the one question he genuinely did not know. Cue several chapters later, a companion of his tells a childhood story explaining how a young boy [[IKnowYourTrueName learned the moon's name]] and trapped part of the name in a box. Later events show that the JustSoStory is ''essentially true'' (except it was a Master Namer, not a boy, and the "box" was actually AnotherDimension where TheFairFolk live).



* Florence Page Jacques's story, "Why Holly Berries are Red" has the, then white, berries going sledding on the leaves of the bush. The berries became red from the cold and the leaves became bent and curled from the frequent crashes/

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* Florence Page Jacques's story, "Why Holly Berries are Red" has the, then white, berries going the berries--then white--going sledding on the leaves of the bush. The berries became red from the cold and the leaves became bent and curled from the frequent crashes/crashes.
* The first chapter of ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'' opens with the Tusken Raider story of how the younger of Tatooine's BinarySuns committed a transgression, "showing his true face"--anathema to a people that always goes masked. The older star tried to kill the younger, but failed, and now the younger sun continuously pursues the older across the sky, and in their anger the suns scorched the planet into a desert forevermore. The actions of the two suns inform the Sand People's philosophies.
16th Jun '16 10:29:32 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Similar to ''Family Guy'', an episode of ''Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of'' did a story which told of how the term "beaver" became a nickname for a vagina when some forest animals used the word "vagina" to refer to a {{jerkass}} beaver that had been desecrating their homes.

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* Similar to ''Family Guy'', an episode of ''Seth MacFarlane's ''Creator/SethMacFarlane's Cavalcade of'' of Cartoon Comedy'' did a story which told of how the term "beaver" became a nickname for a vagina when some forest animals used the word "vagina" to refer to a {{jerkass}} beaver that had been desecrating their homes.
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