History Main / Mythopoeia

20th May '18 10:51:53 AM DemoDemon
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** It goes deeper. There's not only cosmology, gods and scripture, there's also a ''philosophy:'' Atru also features a unique and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality very strange]] set of tenets mostly presented as the teachings of [[{{God}} YISUN.]]
--->"YISUN said: Let there not be a genesis, for beginnings are false and I am a consummate liar."
--->--'''Psalms 1:1'''

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** It goes deeper. There's not only cosmology, gods and scripture, there's also a ''philosophy:'' Atru also features a unique and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality very strange]] set of tenets mostly presented as the teachings of [[{{God}} YISUN.]]
--->"YISUN said: Let there not be a genesis, for beginnings are false and I am a consummate liar."
--->--'''Psalms 1:1'''
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20th May '18 5:22:26 AM DemoDemon
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' features extensive mythmaking in the form of the Atru mythology, which builds a cosmology, a multigenerational pantheon and a large body of [[AllThereInTheManual religious scripture]] full of the deeds of the gods and heroes of the setting. Even the plot itself is part of a larger myth, the Prophecy of the [[TheChosenOne Rising King]]. While it takes elements from Hindu mythology and Gnosticism, it's very unique and largely resembles neither.
** It goes deeper. There's not only cosmology, gods and scripture, there's also a ''philosophy:'' Atru also features a unique and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality very strange]] set of tenets mostly presented as the teachings of [[{{God}} YISUN.]]
--->"YISUN said: Let there not be a genesis, for beginnings are false and I am a consummate liar."
--->--'''Psalms 1:1'''
30th Apr '18 12:49:42 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is going this way; it's built upon (mostly-Japanese) folklore on one end and the fans creating (staggering amount of) fan materials to cover the holes on the other end. [[CthulhuMythos Sounds familiar, hm?]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is going this way; it's built upon (mostly-Japanese) folklore on one end and the fans creating (staggering amount of) fan materials to cover the holes on the other end. [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Sounds familiar, hm?]]
23rd Jan '18 11:20:31 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** This is the primary appeal of the series story, where the free exploration is the primary gameplay appeal. There are several divergent mythologies, creation stories, and divine histories, and of course AllMythsAreTrue to at least some degree. This is also sprinkled liberally with mythic and biblical symbolism up the yin-yang.
** It is an actual in-universe force as well. The fabric of reality in the Elder Scrolls universe is malleable to those who possess the arcane knowledge, and one can become a god by "walking like them until they must walk like you".

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** This
For ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is the primary appeal one of the series story, where more widely celebrated aspects of the free exploration is the primary gameplay appeal. series. There are several divergent mythologies, [[OurGodsAredifferent mythologies]], [[CreationMyth creation stories, stories]], and divine histories, [[MultipleChoicePast conflicting]] [[TheRashomon historical]] accounts of events, and of course AllMythsAreTrue to at least some degree. This is also sprinkled liberally with mythic and biblical symbolism up Unlike many instances of the yin-yang.
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trope, this is presented as an actual in-universe force as well. The fabric of reality in the Elder Scrolls ''Elder Scrolls'' universe is malleable through various means of [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]]. Mortals can [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascend to those who possess the arcane knowledge, godhood]] and one often perform {{Cosmic Retcon}}s of their own pasts, which can become a god by "walking like them until they must walk like you".[[MergingTheBranches bring together multiple timelines]], [[MindScrew regardless of conflicts]]. These and other divine events also tend to have {{Time Crash}}es as side-effects, which can further tamper with reality in various ways.
19th Dec '17 12:17:47 PM Gamermaster
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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.

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** Remember that Tolkien's day job was as an Oxford scholar scholar, so he knew exactly how to make the illusion of antique sources convincing. It also explains all the footnotes.
31st Jul '17 7:46:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The rabbits' myths and legends present in ''WatershipDown'', which were expanded in a series of short stories set in the same rabbit society.

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* The rabbits' myths and legends present in ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', which were expanded in a series of short stories set in the same rabbit society.



%%%* The ''QueensThief'' series by Megan Whalen Turner.

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%%%* The ''QueensThief'' ''Literature/QueensThief'' series by Megan Whalen Turner.
13th Jul '17 3:30:06 PM JayTDawgzone
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Twin Peaks has its own layered symbols, its own centers of goodness and evil (the Lodges), and its own prophesies ("That Gum You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style").
13th Jun '17 4:07:01 PM StFan
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' - Creator/GeorgeLucas has explained that he was heavily influenced by ''TheHeroWithAThousandFaces'' by Joseph Campbell - which describes how to do this in detail

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' - ''Franchise/StarWars'': Creator/GeorgeLucas has explained that he was heavily influenced by ''TheHeroWithAThousandFaces'' ''Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces'' by Joseph Campbell - -- which describes how to do this in detaildetail.



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* Though not created as "intentional" fiction, the Lost Continents of Mu and Lemuria were created out of whole cloth a century and a half ago, one to explain a [[ScienceMarchesOn now-discredited]] anthropological theory, the other to explain a [[ScienceMarchesOn now-discredited]] theory of continental formation, and both kept afloat by Spiritualists and Theosophists who wanted mysterious but unresearchable lands to say that their dead friends came from. {{Atlantis}}, also, was created by Creator/{{Plato}} as a moral metaphor, not a literal location.
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* Franchise/{{The Slender 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.
* Franchise/TheFearMythos, which established Slender Man and Rake as a part of their fear-based pantheon.



* {{Inglip}} has accumulated a vast mythologic background (which is even canonized by the rule that only Reddit posts with 100+ upvotes are declared canon - if one would add the non-canon stuff, it would become a Doorstopper).
* [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] makes many "appearances" in mythology. Which mythology? ''[[AllOfThem Every mythology.]]'' [[FridgeHorror More disturbingly,]] [[RealAfterAll some of these myths are from actual mythology.]]

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* {{Inglip}} ''WebOriginal/{{Inglip}}'' has accumulated a vast mythologic background (which is even canonized by the rule that only Reddit posts with 100+ upvotes are declared canon - -- if one would add the non-canon stuff, it would become a Doorstopper).
* [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]] makes many "appearances" in mythology. Which mythology? ''[[AllOfThem Every mythology.]]'' [[FridgeHorror More disturbingly,]] [[RealAfterAll some of these myths are from actual mythology.]]
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* Though not created as "intentional" fiction, the Lost Continents of Mu and Lemuria were created out of whole cloth a century and a half ago, one to explain a [[ScienceMarchesOn now-discredited]] anthropological theory, the other to explain a [[ScienceMarchesOn now-discredited]] theory of continental formation, and both kept afloat by Spiritualists and Theosophists who wanted mysterious but unresearchable lands to say that their dead friends came from. {{Atlantis}}, also, was created by Creator/{{Plato}} as a moral metaphor, not a literal location.
* Franchise/{{The Slender 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.
* Franchise/TheFearMythos, which established Slender Man and Rake as a part of their fear-based pantheon.
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9th Apr '17 12:55:43 PM nombretomado
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* Glorantha from ''{{Runequest}}''. It has many elaborate mythologies, from the barbarian Orlanthi deities to the monotheistic Invisible God.

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* Glorantha from ''{{Runequest}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Runequest}}''. It has many elaborate mythologies, from the barbarian Orlanthi deities to the monotheistic Invisible God.
19th Jan '17 4:31:50 AM Morgenthaler
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Mythopoeia can be created entirely by an individual, like the [[Literature/TheSilmarillion world of Middle-earth]], or can be formed as a result of an amalgam of writings, like the CthulhuMythos. An ExpandedUniverse can result in the creation of one of these, particularly for LongRunners.

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Mythopoeia can be created entirely by an individual, like the [[Literature/TheSilmarillion world of Middle-earth]], or can be formed as a result of an amalgam of writings, like the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. An ExpandedUniverse can result in the creation of one of these, particularly for LongRunners.
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