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28th Sep '16 4:57:05 AM Josef5678
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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'':
** This trope is particularly plentiful in the film, although it can be chalked up to ArtisticLicense thanks to the writers [[ShownTheirWork Showing Their Work]] through a lot of literal {{Mythology Gag}}s and trying to [[{{Bowdlerization}} adapt]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] into a family film. Although [[TropesAreTools this isn't too distracting]] unless Greek Mythology is SeriousBusiness to you, these include:

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'':
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''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': This trope is particularly plentiful in the film, although it can be chalked up to ArtisticLicense thanks to the writers [[ShownTheirWork Showing Their Work]] through a lot of literal {{Mythology Gag}}s and trying to [[{{Bowdlerization}} adapt]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] into a family film. Although [[TropesAreTools this isn't too distracting]] unless Greek Mythology is SeriousBusiness to you, these include:include:
** Pegasus was never in the original Heracles myth. He's a CanonImmigrant from another part of Greek Mythology brought in simply to give Herc a quicker means of travel, and a comedic animal sidekick as a bonus.
24th Sep '16 8:21:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/{{Rygar}}'': The Legendary Adventure. It's very obvious that TheyJustDidntCare about accuracy, and the game [[ExcusePlot doesn't suffer for it]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rygar}}'': The Legendary Adventure. It's very obvious that TheyJustDidntCare they didn't care about accuracy, and the game [[ExcusePlot doesn't suffer for it]].
10th Sep '16 11:03:21 PM ergeis
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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' uses TheFourGods, each assigned to a particular country, with his own virgin priestess and her guardians. While there really were deities named Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Genbu in ChineseMythology, they were very minor deities. They did not have a whole religion devoted to them, nor did they have their own shrines/temples, or priestesses (virgin or otherwise). Rather, they were thought to have guardianship over a particular portion of the night sky and the constellations therein, and could be [[OddJobGods invoked for such things as fertility, or victory in war]].

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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' uses TheFourGods, each assigned to a particular country, with his own virgin priestess and her guardians. While there really were deities named Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Genbu in ChineseMythology, they were very minor deities. They did not have a whole religion devoted to them, nor did they have their own shrines/temples, or priestesses (virgin or otherwise). Rather, they were thought to have guardianship over a particular portion of the night sky and the constellations therein, and could be [[OddJobGods invoked for such things as fertility, or victory in war]]. As the setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of China, it would also be missing the fifth diety, the "Yellow Dragon" situated in the center.[[note]]Japanese cosmology only recognizes four.[[/note]]
7th Sep '16 7:30:53 PM painocus
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*** Tiamat, the goddess of evil dragons, is named after the Babylonian figure that -- despite being the mother of dragons and serpents, as well as most other creatures -- never had a serpentine appearance, much less that of a multi-headed dragon.
*** Although this specific depiction was invented by ''Dungeons and Dragons'', and helped popularize the idea that she's a dragon, the idea of her as a dragon or sea serpent does predate ''Dungeons and Dragons''. It mostly owes to the specific mention of her as the mother of dragons and sea serpents in the Literature/EnumaElish -- but this was just because she was generally the mother of monsters.
*** The writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had one Mesopotamian-mythology-themed episode in which Marduk fights against Tiamat--and Tiamat had the form of a five-headed dragon! It's unlikely (but conceivable) that this was a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' reference as such; more likely, someone was familiar with the ''Dungeons & Dragons'' version of Tiamat and thought that the idea of Tiamat having five heads was authentically a part of the historical Mesopotamian version of the deity.
*** Tiamat of the Sumerians and later Babylonians is often conflated with the Ugaritic god Lotan (in Literature/TheBible, God defeats both of them). Lotan was in fact depicted to be a multi-headed dragon and sea god, who was defeated by Baal Hadad.

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*** Tiamat, the goddess of evil dragons, is named after the Babylonian figure that -- despite Contrary to CommonKnowledge Tiamat being the mother of dragons and serpents, as well as most other creatures -- never had a serpentine appearance, much less that of a multi-headed dragon.
*** Although this specific depiction was invented by
dragon in ''Dungeons & Dragons'' is not itself this trope, as some Mesopotamian myths do call her a dragon. And Literature/EnumaElish, while it does not specifying her as such, is clearly not portraying her (as some claim) as human-looking either. Unless humans have claws, tails and Dragons'', and helped popularize udders. What is this trope however is the idea that she's a dragon, the idea specific, common depiction of her as a multi-headed, multi-colored dragon or sea serpent does predate that partially originated in ''Dungeons and & Dragons''. It mostly owes to the specific mention Some of her as the mother of dragons and sea serpents in the Literature/EnumaElish -- but this was just is because Tiamat of the Sumerians and later Babylonians is often conflated with the Ugaritic god Lotan (in Literature/TheBible, God defeats both of them). Lotan was in fact depicted to be multi-headed and a sea god, like Timat. But the multi-colored part is all D&D. This ArtisticLicense is understandable in ''Dungeons & Dragons'' where she was generally is supposed to represent the mother game's seven races of monsters.
evil dragons. It is less justifiable when it reappears elsewhere.
*** The For example the writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had one Mesopotamian-mythology-themed episode in which Marduk fights against Tiamat--and Tiamat had the form of a five-headed dragon! It's unlikely (but conceivable) that this was a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' reference as such; more likely, someone was familiar with the ''Dungeons & Dragons'' version of Tiamat and thought that the idea of Tiamat having five heads was authentically a part of the historical Mesopotamian version of the deity.
*** Tiamat of the Sumerians and later Babylonians is often conflated with the Ugaritic god Lotan (in Literature/TheBible, God defeats both of them). Lotan was in fact depicted to be a multi-headed dragon and sea god, who was defeated by Baal Hadad.
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** The game can top any of the above for bizarre portrayal of Tiamat -- at least the "dragon" bit has some basis from misreadings of the Enuma Elish and confusion with Lotan. In ''Darksiders'', Tiamat is a giant bat monster.

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** The game can top any of the above for bizarre portrayal of Tiamat -- at least the "dragon" bit has some basis from misreadings of the Enuma Elish and confusion with Lotan.Tiamat. In ''Darksiders'', Tiamat is a giant bat monster.
5th Sep '16 12:44:55 PM NOYB
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': In "Oh My Goddess!" it's said that the Greek gods were actually mortals the Elders infused with power in order to stop the Titans. This is not a problem in itself -- the problem is that Gaea was stated to be one of these mortals, when in mythology she wasn't an Olympian, but the ''mother of the titans.''

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': In "Oh My Goddess!" it's said that the Greek gods were actually mortals the Elders infused with power in order to stop the Titans. This is not a problem in itself -- the problem is that Gaea was stated to be one of these mortals, when in mythology she wasn't an Olympian, but the ''mother of the titans.Titans.''
30th Aug '16 4:23:29 PM GoblinCipher
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*** Some people have also been getting angry at ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' for spreading the image that Bahamut was a dragon. Lies. Bahamut's been listed as a benevolent dragon in Dungeons and dragons canon since the 70s - ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' was just based off of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''' second edition.

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*** Some people have also been getting angry at ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' for spreading the image that Bahamut was a dragon. Lies. Bahamut's been listed as a benevolent dragon in Dungeons and dragons canon since the 70s - ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' was just based off of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''' second edition.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons.'''
28th Aug '16 9:52:14 AM Mhazard
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23rd Aug '16 7:31:27 PM Tre
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* Creator/SciFiChannel's original monster movies based on mythological creatures might do anything. Their depiction of Cerberus is especially bad, what with it guarding a ''Hun'' weapon in ''Romania'' instead of the gates of a ''Greek'' underworld, and everything...

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* Creator/SciFiChannel's Creator/{{Syfy}}'s [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie original monster movies movies]] based on mythological creatures might do anything. Their depiction of Cerberus is especially bad, what with it guarding a ''Hun'' weapon in ''Romania'' instead of the gates of a ''Greek'' underworld, and everything...
28th Jul '16 7:30:36 PM jormis29
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28th Jul '16 7:25:58 PM jormis29
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** According to Christian tradition, there appears to be two Holy Grail legends. The first Grail legend states that it is the cup that Jesus used at the Last Supper to turn water and wine into his blood. The 2nd Grail legend states that the cup belonged to Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple, who was at the Crucifixion. When Longinus, a Roman centurion, pierced Jesus' side with his lance to make sure that he was dead, Joseph used the cup to catch the blood of Jesus in it as it rained down from above him. The third {{Indiana Jones}} film appears to mix and match the two legends.

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** According to Christian tradition, there appears to be two Holy Grail legends. The first Grail legend states that it is the cup that Jesus used at the Last Supper to turn water and wine into his blood. The 2nd Grail legend states that the cup belonged to Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple, who was at the Crucifixion. When Longinus, a Roman centurion, pierced Jesus' side with his lance to make sure that he was dead, Joseph used the cup to catch the blood of Jesus in it as it rained down from above him. The third {{Indiana Jones}} film appears to mix and match the two legends.
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