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24th Mar '17 7:48:15 PM Mooncalf
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* Any depiction of reincarnation as an advantage that allows you to come back to life and carry on with what you were doing. The driving point of Buddhism is that desires and attachments bring suffering, and by clinging to them you're doomed to come back to existence and continue to suffer; you're expected to rise above the worldly things and let go, thereby achieving Nirvana and ''end'' the cycle of reincarnation. To put it in different terms, reincarnation isn't an "extra life", it's you getting defeated by the end boss and having to start the game from the beginning again.
19th Feb '17 8:37:20 AM WaterBlap
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* GodsOfAdulterersAndHarlots
18th Feb '17 10:10:17 AM InformalFallacies
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* GodsOfAdulterersAndHarlots
15th Feb '17 3:05:26 PM InformalFallacies
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* EverybodyLovesZeus
9th Feb '17 11:45:03 AM CountDorku
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* Rakshasa in Hindu scripture are demon-like demigods who are generally evil. Raksha in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are [[EldritchAbomination sapient vortexes of chaotic energy]] that happen to take human form, and serve as TheFairFolk. This came about in part because of [[http://nobilis.me/quotes:secret-history-of-the-raksha a writing issue]]: a lot of material for the first edition Fair Folk book came in way too close to publication for a proper rewrite, yet not delivering anything near what the line developer wanted, meaning that the developer and one writer on hand ended up slotting in Hindu mythological concepts and Sanskrit words just to get something other than the European fae clichés they'd been given.
18th Jan '17 2:55:30 PM margdean56
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* The Volkswagen Phaethon, [[JustifiedTrope although named after a certain type of carriages of and cars, instead of directly alluding to the mythological character]]. Phaethon was the son of the Greek sun god Helios, who tried out his father's sun chariot, but did totally lose control, caused quite a high amount of destruction, and got himself killed due to this [[OlderThanTheyThink very early case of reckless teenage driving]].

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* The Volkswagen Phaethon, [[JustifiedTrope although named after a certain type of carriages of and cars, instead of directly alluding to the mythological character]]. Phaethon was the son of the Greek sun god Helios, who tried out his father's sun chariot, but did totally lose lost control, caused quite a high amount of destruction, and got himself killed due to this [[OlderThanTheyThink very early case of reckless teenage driving]].



*** Sif's whole identity is predicated on her roles as fertility figure and Thor's wife: her very name is a word relating to familial ties (cognate to a plural Norse word for your inlaws, and Modern English sibling). And she's passive in the extant myths. (The hair thing may be a metaphor for farming: harvest this year's grain, and invest time and resources in the replacement crop, in which case she symbolises /soil/.) Having her fighting is even weirder than Aphrodite/Venus.

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*** Sif's whole identity is predicated on her roles as fertility figure and Thor's wife: her very name is a word relating to familial ties (cognate to a plural Norse word for your inlaws, and Modern English sibling). And she's passive in the extant myths. (The hair thing may be a metaphor for farming: harvest this year's grain, and invest time and resources in the replacement crop, in which case she symbolises /soil/.''soil''.) Having her fighting is even weirder than Aphrodite/Venus.



*** They also got some of his parentage wrong. Loki is known as Laufeysen in the original myths, but not because Laufey is his father like in the comics. Laufey is actually the name of his ''mother''. Loki has to use a matronymic rather than a patronymic because his father Farbaurti disowned him for being a midget (By Jotun standards).

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*** They also got some of his parentage wrong. Loki is known as Laufeysen in the original myths, but not because Laufey is his father like in the comics. Laufey is actually the name of his ''mother''. Loki has to use a matronymic rather than a patronymic because his father Farbaurti disowned him for being a midget (By (by Jotun standards).



* Franchise/MarvelUniverse versions of Ares and Achilles both mentions fighting side by side at Troy. In ''Literature/TheIliad'' Ares was in Trojan camp.
* Averted, though it's not obvious at first, in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias's mutant pet lynx is named Bubastis, presumably after the Egyptian goddess Bast. It's frequently assumed to be this trope, as Bast was the goddess and Bubastis was the name of the city sacred to her, but Veidt largely frames his Egyptian references through a Greek context, and the Greeks used the same name for the goddess as the city- much as Ozymandias itself is the Greek name for [[UsefulNotes/RamsesII Ramses The Great]].

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* Franchise/MarvelUniverse versions of Ares and Achilles both mentions mention fighting side by side at Troy. In ''Literature/TheIliad'' Ares was in the Trojan camp.
* Averted, though it's not obvious at first, in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias's mutant pet lynx is named Bubastis, presumably after the Egyptian goddess Bast. It's frequently assumed to be this trope, as Bast was the goddess and Bubastis was the name of the city sacred to her, but Veidt largely frames his Egyptian references through a Greek context, and the Greeks used the same name for the goddess as the city- much city--much as Ozymandias itself is the Greek name for [[UsefulNotes/RamsesII Ramses The Great]].
14th Jan '17 10:20:32 PM WaterBlap
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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]]

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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, Myth/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]]
14th Jan '17 10:04:27 PM WaterBlap
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* The two ''[[Film/{{Hercules1983}} Hercules]]'' movies from TheEighties starring Lou Ferrigno and produced by Creator/TheCannonGroup derive part of their SoBadItsGood appeal from how badly they mess up ClassicalMythology. The planets, moons, etc. derive from the fragments of the explosion of Pandora's ''Jar'', which serves as a big bang. (No actual Pandora appears.) The gods live on Earth's moon. Athena is a "fairy goddess" of witches who dresses, indeed, like a good fairy rather than a goddess of wisdom clad in armor. Hercules himself is a light being incarnated in the body of a human. The BigBad King Minos rules Atlantis and has imprisoned a phoenix. Daedalus is an embodiment of science who creates giant mechanical monsters -- and is female. This is an ''incomplete'' list of examples of this trope from ''just the first film''.

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* The two ''[[Film/{{Hercules1983}} Hercules]]'' movies from TheEighties starring Lou Ferrigno and produced by Creator/TheCannonGroup derive part of their SoBadItsGood appeal from how badly they mess up ClassicalMythology.Myth/ClassicalMythology. The planets, moons, etc. derive from the fragments of the explosion of Pandora's ''Jar'', which serves as a big bang. (No actual Pandora appears.) The gods live on Earth's moon. Athena is a "fairy goddess" of witches who dresses, indeed, like a good fairy rather than a goddess of wisdom clad in armor. Hercules himself is a light being incarnated in the body of a human. The BigBad King Minos rules Atlantis and has imprisoned a phoenix. Daedalus is an embodiment of science who creates giant mechanical monsters -- and is female. This is an ''incomplete'' list of examples of this trope from ''just the first film''.
12th Jan '17 3:06:24 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Related to the above, the fandom of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', rather than the author, are widely guilty of this. Adaptations have {{flanderiz|ation}}ed sunlight into vampire kryptonite, but Mythology [[ScienceMarchesOn Marches On]], and Stoker's vampires are merely weaker in sunlight. The original Dracula is also destroyed by a knife through the heart rather than a stake. Sharp steel or iron objects like needles or knives are effective vampire kryptonite in Slavic mythology, yet adaptations, sequels, and even "scholarly" annotated versions of the novel jump on the lack of a wooden stake as proof that Dracula is NotQuiteDead.

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* Related to the above, the fandom of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', rather than the author, are widely guilty of this. Adaptations have {{flanderiz|ation}}ed sunlight into vampire kryptonite, but Mythology [[ScienceMarchesOn Marches On]], and Stoker's vampires are merely weaker in sunlight. The original Dracula is also destroyed by a knife through the heart rather than a stake. Sharp [[ColdIron steel or iron objects like needles or knives knives]] are effective vampire kryptonite in Slavic mythology, yet adaptations, sequels, and even "scholarly" annotated versions of the novel jump on the lack of a wooden stake as proof that Dracula is NotQuiteDead.
12th Jan '17 5:22:37 AM justanid
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* That cherub on the valentine? Not a cherub. A cherub has four heads and a flaming sword.



* Any depiction of a cherub or other angel as a winged baby. Said winged babies are more accurately called putti and have no relevance to angels, but some how got consolidated and confused with cherubim. Said cherubim are actually [[OurAngelsAreDifferent rather monstrous]] [[EldritchAbomination in form]], with four faces, of an ox, a lion, a man and an eagle, four wings, and with many eyes covering its body, in and out. and one was given a flaming sword to guard the Garden of Eden with, which would be rather humorous if it really was a winged baby.

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* Any depiction of a cherub or other angel as a winged baby. Said winged babies are more accurately called putti [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putto putti]] and have no relevance to angels, but some how got consolidated and confused with cherubim. Said cherubim are actually [[OurAngelsAreDifferent rather monstrous]] [[EldritchAbomination in form]], with four faces, of an ox, a lion, a man and an eagle, four wings, and with many eyes covering its body, in and out. and one was given a flaming sword to guard the Garden of Eden with, which would be rather humorous if it really was a winged baby.
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