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8th Aug '16 5:36:33 PM rmctagg09
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* ''Zelda'':

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* ''Zelda'':''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
6th Aug '16 3:03:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', though it borrowed elements from the "parent" DCUniverse (as well as many mythologies). And Creator/NeilGaiman seems not to have planned it all in advance.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', though it borrowed elements from the "parent" DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse (as well as many mythologies). And Creator/NeilGaiman seems not to have planned it all in advance.
4th Jul '16 11:45:39 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{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.

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* The ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'' ''{{Toys/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.
30th Jun '16 8:12:14 PM Cartomancer
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has developed a rich and diverse mythological background to complement the histories and cultures of its many peoples. There are several pantheons of gods, a handful of different creation myths and cosmogonies and many details of how the peoples of the world relate to their gods and myths. Generally the mythologies are race-specific, however, and it is altogether unclear how, for instance, the families of the gods of men relate to the gods of the elves, the Ancestor Gods of the Dwarfs, the Old Ones of the Lizardmen or the Gods of Chaos.
31st May '16 6:25:37 PM PaulA
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%%%* Creator/CSLewis has ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and ''TheSpaceTrilogy.''

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%%%* Creator/CSLewis has ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and ''TheSpaceTrilogy.''''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''.
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.
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