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30th Jan '16 10:51:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The blood mages from ''CastleFalkenstein''
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* The blood mages from ''CastleFalkenstein''''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein''

* Several Aztec gods are featured in the ''{{Rifts}}'' sourcebook: "Pantheons of the Megaverse". "World Book 9: South America Two" features the Empire of the Sun, a Magic- ''and'' Technology-using state ruled by the actual Incan gods. In addition, they also have several Nazca influences, not due to poor research, but rather an alliance and assimilation with the ancient Nazca Line Makers and their descendants.
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* Several Aztec gods are featured in the ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' sourcebook: "Pantheons of the Megaverse". "World Book 9: South America Two" features the Empire of the Sun, a Magic- ''and'' Technology-using state ruled by the actual Incan gods. In addition, they also have several Nazca influences, not due to poor research, but rather an alliance and assimilation with the ancient Nazca Line Makers and their descendants.

** The ''ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting features[[note]]Well, feature''d'' after the Spellplague, Maztica being switched with the counterpart on an alternate dimension[[/note]] the continent of Maztica, far to the west across the ocean from Faerun, with a dominant culture, the Nexalans, based closely on the Aztecs. It was subject to invasion by the Amnians and their admiral Cordell and became the site of a burgeoning Faerunian colony. Based [[FantasyCounterpartCulture so closely]] on the Aztecs, in fact, that it might technically not count as [=Mayincatec=]: rather than generic ancient South American culture, the Nexalans ''are'' [[ShownTheirWork Aztecs]]. With a quick word-find-and-replace for proper nouns, and a light sprinkling of taking the mythology at face value (this was TSR policy at the time, though Maztica was one of the most severe offenders). Additionally, the sourcebook ''Serpent Kingdoms'', describing the society and history of the yuan-ti (a race of evil snake people) gives them some distinctly Mesoamerican-inspired architecture and culture.
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** The ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting features[[note]]Well, feature''d'' after the Spellplague, Maztica being switched with the counterpart on an alternate dimension[[/note]] the continent of Maztica, far to the west across the ocean from Faerun, with a dominant culture, the Nexalans, based closely on the Aztecs. It was subject to invasion by the Amnians and their admiral Cordell and became the site of a burgeoning Faerunian colony. Based [[FantasyCounterpartCulture so closely]] on the Aztecs, in fact, that it might technically not count as [=Mayincatec=]: rather than generic ancient South American culture, the Nexalans ''are'' [[ShownTheirWork Aztecs]]. With a quick word-find-and-replace for proper nouns, and a light sprinkling of taking the mythology at face value (this was TSR policy at the time, though Maztica was one of the most severe offenders). Additionally, the sourcebook ''Serpent Kingdoms'', describing the society and history of the yuan-ti (a race of evil snake people) gives them some distinctly Mesoamerican-inspired architecture and culture.
22nd Jan '16 8:42:00 PM jormis29
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* ''{{Spelunky}}'' has every Mayincatec trope in the book. Human sacrifice, priests with feather headdresses worshiping evil gods, [[TempleOfDoom underground trap-filled stone temples]], and even a gold city. Oh, and throw in an Olmec head for good measure.
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* ''{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' has every Mayincatec trope in the book. Human sacrifice, priests with feather headdresses worshiping evil gods, [[TempleOfDoom underground trap-filled stone temples]], and even a gold city. Oh, and throw in an Olmec head for good measure.
22nd Jan '16 6:10:29 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{QI}}'', the resident idiot Alan Davies makes this mistake. StephenFry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpU4mOCLdkw calls him on it.]]
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* On ''{{QI}}'', ''Series/{{QI}}'', the resident idiot Alan Davies makes this mistake. StephenFry Creator/StephenFry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpU4mOCLdkw calls him on it.]]
16th Jan '16 7:42:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', (1975) published by TSR. It's set in the world of Tekumel, created by M.A.R. Barker (see the entry in Literature).
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* ''EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', (1975) published by TSR. It's set in the world of Tekumel, created by M.A.R. Barker (see the entry in Literature).
1st Jan '16 3:21:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* NeilYoung's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOR0zLL7UlU Cortez The Killer]] is all sorts of confused. It mentions Cortez, Montezuma and human sacrifice - so Aztecs, right? But the very next verse (yep, right after the stuff about ''human sacrifice'') we have "[[NobleSavage Hate was just a legend/ And war was never known]]". So maybe not [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Aztecs]]. The Inca certainly "lifted many stones"... but they never met Cortez. The Incas, being the biggest empire with the ''biggest and best equipped army in the Americas'' before the Europeans showed up, don't seem to have "never known" about war, either. * {{Animusic}}: The large temple at the end of the video for "Heavy Light" resembles Aztec design. (The drum + laser arch drops circles of light which play the drums.) * IronMaiden's ''The Book of Souls'' has artwork and the such based on Mayan mythology. Yet in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F7A24f6gNc the first single's music video]], once they get to a Mesoamerican temple an Aztec sun stone is clearly seen.
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* NeilYoung's Music/NeilYoung's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOR0zLL7UlU Cortez The Killer]] is all sorts of confused. It mentions Cortez, Montezuma and human sacrifice - so Aztecs, right? But the very next verse (yep, right after the stuff about ''human sacrifice'') we have "[[NobleSavage Hate was just a legend/ And war was never known]]". So maybe not [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Aztecs]]. The Inca certainly "lifted many stones"... but they never met Cortez. The Incas, being the biggest empire with the ''biggest and best equipped army in the Americas'' before the Europeans showed up, don't seem to have "never known" about war, either. * {{Animusic}}: Music/{{Animusic}}: The large temple at the end of the video for "Heavy Light" resembles Aztec design. (The drum + laser arch drops circles of light which play the drums.) * IronMaiden's Music/IronMaiden's ''The Book of Souls'' has artwork and the such based on Mayan mythology. Yet in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F7A24f6gNc the first single's music video]], once they get to a Mesoamerican temple an Aztec sun stone is clearly seen.
17th Dec '15 12:40:23 PM erforce
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* The first ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' film takes place mostly within a typically Mayincatec pyramid... buried in Antarctica (thanks to AncientAstronauts). The experts who examined the temple seemed to think that it had features common to ancient cultures across the globe, but the main vibe was definitely Mesoamerican.
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* The first ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' film ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' takes place mostly within a typically Mayincatec pyramid... buried in Antarctica (thanks to AncientAstronauts). The experts who examined the temple seemed to think that it had features common to ancient cultures across the globe, but the main vibe was definitely Mesoamerican.
24th Nov '15 6:50:18 PM Conradus
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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is pretty definitively set in the Incan Empire, although the word "Inca" is never said, and Kuzco's themesong guy refers to them as "Mesoamerican", which the Incans really weren't. Still, the mountain-and-jungle setting, the farming of llamas and alpacas, and the overall art style are all specifically Incan.
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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is pretty definitively set in the Incan Empire, although the word "Inca" is never said, and Kuzco's themesong guy refers to them as "Mesoamerican", which the Incans really weren't. Still, the mountain-and-jungle setting, the farming of llamas and alpacas, and the overall art style are all specifically Incan.Incan, as is Kuzco's name; Cusco (or Cuzco) was the Incan capital (and is still a provincial capital in Peru today).
5th Nov '15 3:37:32 PM StFan
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* The Chaams in ''{{Thorgal}}'', ''The Land of Qa''.
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* The Chaams in ''{{Thorgal}}'', ''The ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}: The Land of Qa''.
1st Nov '15 8:07:52 PM Zoorteg
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The Maya never were an unified empire.
In RealLife, the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were all distinct empires separated by thousands of miles; their actual history is interesting and diverges from the trope quite a bit. However, keep in mind that the trope is frequently also valid in modern Latin America.
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In RealLife, the Mayas, Incas, Maya, the Inca, and the Aztecs were all distinct empires cultures separated by thousands of miles; their actual history is interesting and diverges from the trope quite a bit. However, keep in mind that the trope is frequently also valid in modern Latin America.
1st Nov '15 6:30:39 AM DesertDragon
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In RealLife, the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were all different; their actual history is interesting and diverges from the trope quite a bit. However, keep in mind that the trope is frequently also valid in modern Latin America.
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In RealLife, the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were all different; distinct empires separated by thousands of miles; their actual history is interesting and diverges from the trope quite a bit. However, keep in mind that the trope is frequently also valid in modern Latin America.

See Also: HollywoodHistory and VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Compare {{Spexico}}, LatinLand, TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires and BananaRepublic, for when this happens to modern Hispanic or Latin countries. Also compare InjunCountry for composite versions of Native American cultures from North America. The Western equivalent is AncientGrome.
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See Also: HollywoodHistory and VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Compare {{Spexico}}, LatinLand, TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires and BananaRepublic, for when this happens to modern Hispanic or Latin countries. Also compare InjunCountry for composite versions of Native American cultures from North America. The Western A European equivalent is AncientGrome.
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