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26th Apr '16 12:04:28 AM RaisenRhaasen
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* ''StarWars'' - GeorgeLucas has explained that he was heavily influenced by ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'' by Joseph Campbell - which describes how to do this in detail

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* ''StarWars'' - GeorgeLucas has explained that he was heavily influenced by ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'' ''TheHeroWithAThousandFaces'' by Joseph Campbell - which describes how to do this in detail
14th Mar '16 3:17:34 PM Willbyr
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* The CthulhuMythos created by Creator/HPLovecraft, with many contributions from other authors to form a dense corpus of stories.

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* The CthulhuMythos Literature/CthulhuMythos created by Creator/HPLovecraft, with many contributions from other authors to form a dense corpus of stories.



** GeorgeRRMartin also did this with his "Thousand Worlds" ScienceFiction stories. As is the case with ''A Song of Ice and Fire'', there are many vague hints about the wider world and the backstory of the universe, but as Martin hasn't published anything from it in over twenty years, we aren't likely to get much more detail.

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** GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin also did this with his "Thousand Worlds" ScienceFiction stories. As is the case with ''A Song of Ice and Fire'', there are many vague hints about the wider world and the backstory of the universe, but as Martin hasn't published anything from it in over twenty years, we aren't likely to get much more detail.



* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': While the series is based largely on Greek mythology (and anything else that didn't ran away fast enough), it accumulated background so fast that one is tempted to declare the result a genuine "Xena mythology" (this viewpoint having the advantage to explain away a whole lot of headscratchers).

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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': While the series is based largely on Greek mythology (and anything else that didn't ran away fast enough), it accumulated background so fast that one is tempted to declare the result a genuine "Xena mythology" (this viewpoint having the advantage to explain away a whole lot of headscratchers).



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has built one up over time. Originally ''Warhammer Fantasy Battle'' InSpace, the gradual fleshing-out of the backstory has created a mythic atmosphere. The most obvious is the 10000-year-past Horus Heresy, where the Emperor of Mankind and his ten loyal Primarchs (demigods in their own right) fought off the ten traitor Primarchs and the Dark Gods of Chaos, which directly lead to the sorry state the galaxy is in. Many of the figures involved in the Heresy are either still around (most of the traitor Primarchs are now immortal Demon Princes), or the echoes of their actions are still felt in the current day. Further back, there is the Fall of the Eldar, an orgy of excess so violent that it gave birth to the Chaos God Slaanesh and destroyed humanity's interstellar empire. Going back even further, there are the wonders of the [[GoldenAge Dark Age of Technology]] and the disastrous attempt at artificial intelligence known as the [[AIIsACrapshoot Iron Men]]. And all the way at the dawn of the setting, millions of years ago is war between the [[CosmicHorror C'tan]] and the [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has built one up over time. Originally ''Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battle'' InSpace, the gradual fleshing-out of the backstory has created a mythic atmosphere. The most obvious is the 10000-year-past Horus Heresy, where the Emperor of Mankind and his ten loyal Primarchs (demigods in their own right) fought off the ten traitor Primarchs and the Dark Gods of Chaos, which directly lead to the sorry state the galaxy is in. Many of the figures involved in the Heresy are either still around (most of the traitor Primarchs are now immortal Demon Princes), or the echoes of their actions are still felt in the current day. Further back, there is the Fall of the Eldar, an orgy of excess so violent that it gave birth to the Chaos God Slaanesh and destroyed humanity's interstellar empire. Going back even further, there are the wonders of the [[GoldenAge Dark Age of Technology]] and the disastrous attempt at artificial intelligence known as the [[AIIsACrapshoot Iron Men]]. And all the way at the dawn of the setting, millions of years ago is war between the [[CosmicHorror C'tan]] and the [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]].



* ''RumorsOfWar'': While it borrows a great deal from Myth/ClassicalMythology, ''RumorsOfWar'' combines magic, idealism, MoodWhiplash, [[SeinfeldianConversation Loads And Loads of Arguing About Nothing in Particular]] into what is probably a CrossoverCosmology. Or something new entirely.

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* ''RumorsOfWar'': While it ''RumorsOfWar'' borrows a great deal from Myth/ClassicalMythology, ''RumorsOfWar'' it combines magic, idealism, MoodWhiplash, and [[SeinfeldianConversation Loads And Loads of Arguing About Nothing in Particular]] into what is probably a CrossoverCosmology. Or something new entirely.



* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] sounds like an old folktale or urban legend but was actually created whole cloth by a member of the Website/SomethingAwful forums. Some writers have even tried to expand the mythos by linking it to other web-based horror entities such as WebOriginal/{{Zalgo}} and WebOriginal/TheRake.

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Franchise/{{The Slender Man]] Man|Mythos}} sounds like an old folktale or urban legend but was actually created whole cloth by a member of the Website/SomethingAwful forums. Some writers have even tried to expand the mythos by linking it to other web-based horror entities such as WebOriginal/{{Zalgo}} and WebOriginal/TheRake.
14th Mar '16 3:05:58 PM Morgenthaler
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7th Jan '16 2:07:43 PM phoenix
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* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] sounds like an old folktale or urban legend but was actually created whole cloth by a member of the Website/SomethingAwful forums. Some writers have even tried to expand the mythos by linking it to other web-based horror entities such as {{Zalgo}} and WebOriginal/TheRake.

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] sounds like an old folktale or urban legend but was actually created whole cloth by a member of the Website/SomethingAwful forums. Some writers have even tried to expand the mythos by linking it to other web-based horror entities such as {{Zalgo}} WebOriginal/{{Zalgo}} and WebOriginal/TheRake.
2nd Jan '16 10:37:56 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] sounds like an old folktale or urban legend but was actually created whole cloth by a member of the SomethingAwful forums. Some writers have even tried to expand the mythos by linking it to other web-based horror entities such as {{Zalgo}} and WebOriginal/TheRake.

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] sounds like an old folktale or urban legend but was actually created whole cloth by a member of the SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful forums. Some writers have even tried to expand the mythos by linking it to other web-based horror entities such as {{Zalgo}} and WebOriginal/TheRake.
26th Nov '15 7:52:12 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has built one up over time. Originally ''Warhammer Fantasy Battle InSpace, the gradual fleshing-out of the backstory has created a mythic atmosphere. The most obvious is the 10000-year-past Horus Heresy, where the Emperor of Mankind and his ten loyal Primarchs (demigods in their own right) fought off the ten traitor Primarchs and the Dark Gods of Chaos, which directly lead to the sorry state the galaxy is in. Many of the figures involved in the Heresy are either still around (most of the traitor Primarchs are now immortal Demon Princes), or the echoes of their actions are still felt in the current day. Further back, there is the Fall of the Eldar, an orgy of excess so violent that it gave birth to the Chaos God Slaanesh and destroyed humanity's interstellar empire. Going back even further, there are the wonders of the [[GoldenAge Dark Age of Technology]] and the disastrous attempt at artificial intelligence known as the [[AIIsACrapshoot Iron Men]]. And all the way at the dawn of the setting, millions of years ago is war between the [[CosmicHorror C'tan]] and the [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has built one up over time. Originally ''Warhammer Fantasy Battle Battle'' InSpace, the gradual fleshing-out of the backstory has created a mythic atmosphere. The most obvious is the 10000-year-past Horus Heresy, where the Emperor of Mankind and his ten loyal Primarchs (demigods in their own right) fought off the ten traitor Primarchs and the Dark Gods of Chaos, which directly lead to the sorry state the galaxy is in. Many of the figures involved in the Heresy are either still around (most of the traitor Primarchs are now immortal Demon Princes), or the echoes of their actions are still felt in the current day. Further back, there is the Fall of the Eldar, an orgy of excess so violent that it gave birth to the Chaos God Slaanesh and destroyed humanity's interstellar empire. Going back even further, there are the wonders of the [[GoldenAge Dark Age of Technology]] and the disastrous attempt at artificial intelligence known as the [[AIIsACrapshoot Iron Men]]. And all the way at the dawn of the setting, millions of years ago is war between the [[CosmicHorror C'tan]] and the [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]].
11th Nov '15 4:36:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheRiftwarCycle'' by Raymond E. Feist has an extensive mythology, which has gotten tangled up in its history at several points.

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* ''TheRiftwarCycle'' ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' by Raymond E. Feist has an extensive mythology, which has gotten tangled up in its history at several points.
15th Sep '15 1:57:49 PM roxana
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** Remember Tolkien's day job was as an Oxford scholar so he knew exactly how to make the illusion of antique sources convincing. It also explains all the footnotes.
8th Sep '15 6:40:41 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'', with the core story of the Three Gods, which is interpreted in different ways by each of the eight species.

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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'', ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'', with the core story of the Three Gods, which is interpreted in different ways by each of the eight species.



* ''{{Adylheim}}'' uses this extensively, not only creating an internal mythology which mimics parts of real life greek and norse pantheons, but also making references to an ambassador to faerie named Tamlin, a dragon hunter named George, and so on.

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* ''{{Adylheim}}'' ''Roleplay/{{Adylheim}}'' uses this extensively, not only creating an internal mythology which mimics parts of real life greek and norse pantheons, but also making references to an ambassador to faerie named Tamlin, a dragon hunter named George, and so on.
6th Sep '15 5:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', though it borrowed elements from the "parent" DCUniverse (as well as many mythologies). And NeilGaiman seems not to have planned it all in advance.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', though it borrowed elements from the "parent" DCUniverse (as well as many mythologies). And NeilGaiman Creator/NeilGaiman seems not to have planned it all in advance.
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