History Main / Mythopoeia

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.
4th Aug '15 1:44:52 PM FF32
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Mythopoeia (from the Greek words that mean "myth-making") is a narrative genre in modern literature and film where a fictional mythology is created by the author or screenwriter. The word mythopoeia and description was coined and developed by Creator/JRRTolkien in the 1930s. The authors in this genre integrate traditional mythological themes and archetypes into fiction. Mythopoeia is also the act of making (creating) such mythologies. Notable mythopoeic authors aside from Tolkien include Creator/CSLewis, Creator/RobertWChambers, Creator/HPLovecraft, Creator/GeorgeMacDonald, and Creator/LordDunsany, among others. While many literary works carry mythic themes, only a few approach the dense self-referentiality and purpose of mythopoeia. It is invented mythology that, rather than arising out of centuries of oral tradition, is penned over a short period of time by a single author or small group of collaborators.
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Mythopoeia (from the Greek words that mean "myth-making") is a narrative genre in modern literature and film where a [[FantasyPantheon fictional mythology mythology]] is created by the author or screenwriter. The word mythopoeia and description was coined and developed by Creator/JRRTolkien in the 1930s. The authors in this genre integrate traditional mythological themes and archetypes into fiction. Mythopoeia is also the act of making (creating) such mythologies. Notable mythopoeic authors aside from Tolkien include Creator/CSLewis, Creator/RobertWChambers, Creator/HPLovecraft, Creator/GeorgeMacDonald, and Creator/LordDunsany, among others. While many literary works carry mythic themes, only a few approach the dense self-referentiality and purpose of mythopoeia. It is invented mythology that, rather than arising out of centuries of oral tradition, is penned over a short period of time by a single author or small group of collaborators.
2nd Aug '15 8:16:02 PM MechWarrior
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* ''{{Transformers}}'' has a considerable background mythos including a [[TheMaker creator]] {{God}} (Primus) and a [[SatanicArchetype Satanic figure]] (Unicron). * The ''{{Bionicle}}'' universe. The first few years had some influence from Maori culture, but the franchise [[ScrewedByTheLawyers has deliberately moved away from that]] and now has a complex mythology of its own. The best part is that it tends to subvert AllMythsAreTrue by explaining that the characters tend to come up with their own explanations as to why things happen that may not be entirely accurate, making it a case of ''in-universe'' Mythopoeia.
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* ''{{Transformers}}'' ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' has a considerable background mythos including a [[TheMaker creator]] {{God}} (Primus) and a [[SatanicArchetype Satanic figure]] (Unicron). * The ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'' universe. The first few years had some influence from Maori culture, but the franchise [[ScrewedByTheLawyers has deliberately moved away from that]] and now has a complex mythology of its own. The best part is that it tends to subvert AllMythsAreTrue by explaining that the characters tend to come up with their own explanations as to why things happen that may not be entirely accurate, making it a case of ''in-universe'' Mythopoeia.
28th Jul '15 3:01:58 PM StFan
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* {{Websnark}} creator Eric Burns' Banter Latte blog had a [[http://banter-latte.annotations.com/category/whimsy/ running series]] devoted to creating modern-day myths. And it was awesome.
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* {{Websnark}} ''Blog/{{Websnark}}'' creator Eric Burns' Creator/EricBurnsWhite's Banter Latte blog had a [[http://banter-latte.annotations.com/category/whimsy/ running series]] devoted to creating modern-day myths. And it was awesome.
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