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5th Jan '16 2:58:16 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** While there's no excuse for [[YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight the movie]], the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' comic had a fairly accurate portrayal of Anubis' trial of Ma'at, though with the original character [[GoodIsNotNice Shadi]] in place of Anubis himself.
1st Jan '16 6:29:56 PM jormis29
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*** Yet another case of being "mythtaken" although only slightly. It was a jar, or pithos, which was mistranslated as pixos, meaning box. Admittedly, the phrase "Pandora's Box" does sound better than "Pandora's Jar"
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*** Yet another case of being "mythtaken" although only slightly. It was a jar, or pithos, which was mistranslated as pixos, meaning box. Admittedly, the phrase "Pandora's Box" "PandorasBox" does sound better than "Pandora's Jar"

** The series does this with Greek mythology, generally making it DarkerAndEdgier while excising some of the {{squick}}. But, like the TV ''Hercules'' example above, it generally hits on the established personalities of the deities. ''God of War'' makes an all-too common mistake modern adaptations of Greek myths often make (mainly due to ValuesDissonance): depicting the Greek pantheon as ruthless tyrants who oppress and abuse humanity. The truth is that Greek myths were lighthearted, reflecting the general disposition of the people who invented them. The DarkerAndEdgier elements were first conceived in the dark ages. It's somewhat justified in the ending of the final game where [[spoiler:it turns out all the gods, including Zeus, were infected by humanity's evils after Kratos opened Pandora's Box in the first game]].
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** The series does this with Greek mythology, generally making it DarkerAndEdgier while excising some of the {{squick}}. But, like the TV ''Hercules'' example above, it generally hits on the established personalities of the deities. ''God of War'' makes an all-too common mistake modern adaptations of Greek myths often make (mainly due to ValuesDissonance): depicting the Greek pantheon as ruthless tyrants who oppress and abuse humanity. The truth is that Greek myths were lighthearted, reflecting the general disposition of the people who invented them. The DarkerAndEdgier elements were first conceived in the dark ages. It's somewhat justified in the ending of the final game where [[spoiler:it turns out all the gods, including Zeus, were infected by humanity's evils after Kratos opened Pandora's Box PandorasBox in the first game]].

* Pandora's Box in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. For one thing, it turned Pandora into a {{Badass}} supernatural being who guards the Box from being opened. In the actual myth, Pandora is the first woman in the world, and she opens the Box because she can't resist the SchmuckBait.
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* Pandora's Box PandorasBox in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. For one thing, it turned Pandora into a {{Badass}} supernatural being who guards the Box from being opened. In the actual myth, Pandora is the first woman in the world, and she opens the Box because she can't resist the SchmuckBait.
31st Dec '15 10:56:09 AM Anddrix
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} is Odin's adopted son, rather than his blood brother, as he is in the myths. (And ergo he should be Thor's ''step-uncle'') Loki is a blood brother to Thor as well. Loki is also a [[TheTrickster Trickster]] in the original mythology, rather than an outright bad guy. However, his relationship to the gods becomes increasingly antagonistic over time, and he ends up fighting against them.
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki is Odin's adopted son, rather than his blood brother, as he is in the myths. (And ergo he should be Thor's ''step-uncle'') Loki is a blood brother to Thor as well. Loki is also a [[TheTrickster Trickster]] in the original mythology, rather than an outright bad guy. However, his relationship to the gods becomes increasingly antagonistic over time, and he ends up fighting against them.
22nd Dec '15 7:27:08 PM JohnimusPrime
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*** Although considering mythological motifs, it makes a certain amount of sense. Gabriel has never been portrayed as a trickster, but he was considered the messenger of the angels, and many tricksters were also messengers, like Hermes, and vice versa. If any angel (other than, obviously, Lucifer) was to be a trickster, he would be the one.
21st Dec '15 5:34:44 PM jormis29
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** The "Holy Grail as granter of eternal life" plot of the third movie is not based on the Bible or later Christian tradition either. The writers came with it after toying with the idea of having Indy retrieve the Holy Grail in the ActionPrologue, ''then'' go to look for some version of the FountainOfYouth in the movie proper. Somebody suggested to mix the two, and the rest is (movie) history.
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** The "Holy Grail "HolyGrail as granter of eternal life" plot of the third movie is not based on the Bible or later Christian tradition either. The writers came with it after toying with the idea of having Indy retrieve the Holy Grail in the ActionPrologue, ''then'' go to look for some version of the FountainOfYouth in the movie proper. Somebody suggested to mix the two, and the rest is (movie) history.
21st Dec '15 4:45:59 PM JohnimusPrime
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*** The Holy Grail itself, in this movie and many other movies and stories, is a prime example. First of all, the term "Holy Grail" originally referred to an object, not clearly defined, probably a bowl, but definitely not a cup, that was wholly (no pun intended) fictional, purely a literary device. At some point, it somehow became conflated with the Holy Chalice, the cup that Christ drank from at the Last Supper, which was offhandedly mentioned in the bible, but as nothing more or less than what it was: a cup. The Christian religion has no significant tradition regarding the Holy Chalice, merely saying that it is Holy by virtue of the fact that Christ handled it, so in the same sense that Christ's sandals could be called "The Holy Sandals".
5th Dec '15 4:59:44 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* ''Franchise/GodOfWar'' does this with Greek mythology, generally making it DarkerAndEdgier while excising some of the {{squick}}. But, like the TV ''Hercules'' example above, it generally hits on the established personalities of the deities. ''God of War'' makes an all-too common mistake modern adaptations of Greek myths often make (mainly due to ValuesDissonance): depicting the Greek pantheon as ruthless tyrants who oppress and abuse humanity. The truth is that Greek myths were lighthearted, reflecting the general disposition of the people who invented them. The DarkerAndEdgier elements were first conceived in the dark ages. Actually it's somewhat justified in the ending of the final game where [[spoiler: it turns out all the gods, including Zeus, were infected by humanity's evils after Kratos opened Pandora's Box in the first game]].
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* ''Franchise/GodOfWar'' ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' ** The series does this with Greek mythology, generally making it DarkerAndEdgier while excising some of the {{squick}}. But, like the TV ''Hercules'' example above, it generally hits on the established personalities of the deities. ''God of War'' makes an all-too common mistake modern adaptations of Greek myths often make (mainly due to ValuesDissonance): depicting the Greek pantheon as ruthless tyrants who oppress and abuse humanity. The truth is that Greek myths were lighthearted, reflecting the general disposition of the people who invented them. The DarkerAndEdgier elements were first conceived in the dark ages. Actually it's It's somewhat justified in the ending of the final game where [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out all the gods, including Zeus, were infected by humanity's evils after Kratos opened Pandora's Box in the first game]].
3rd Dec '15 1:16:56 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/HushHush'', the characters constantly turn to the Book of Enoch as a reference for the rules of fallen angels. This is reinforced by the fact that the only fallen angels we see are ones who procreated with humans to create the Nephilim (as recorded in the Book of Enoch). According to the book though, the angels did not fall because of lust for human women, but because they were supposed to watch over the Garden of Eden and instead tempted Eve with the apple so that they could lay claim to Earth. [[spoiler:We later find out that the fallen angels get shots at both becoming a guardian angel (saving a human life) or becoming a human (killing a Nephilim), the latter situation allegedly having been recorded in the Book of Enoch. There is no such story there, and in fact the Book makes it very clear that the fallen angels have absolutely no chance of redemption at all.]]
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* In ''Literature/HushHush'', the characters constantly turn to the Book of Enoch as a reference for the rules of fallen angels. This is reinforced by the fact that the only fallen angels we see are ones who procreated with humans to create the Nephilim (as recorded in the Book of Enoch). According to the book though, the angels did not fall because of lust for human women, but because they were supposed to watch over the Garden of Eden and instead tempted Eve with the apple so that they could lay claim to Earth. [[spoiler:We later find out that the fallen angels get shots at both becoming a guardian angel (saving a human life) or becoming a human (killing a Nephilim), the latter situation allegedly having been recorded in the Book of Enoch. There is no such story there, and in fact the Book makes it very clear that the fallen angels have absolutely no chance of redemption at all.]]all]].
11th Nov '15 3:28:00 AM LondonKdS
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* The ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' story "The Swords of Kali" falls squarely into the British imperialistic "Kali is the Hindu GodOfEvil whose followers were all Thugee" misconception.
18th Oct '15 6:44:35 PM harharhar
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** Haures is an ArsGoetia demon who [[PlayingWithFire controls fire]]. Here, he is a massive-clawed demon who poisons people.
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