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14th May '17 5:37:22 AM CG-Druid
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In the course of the plot Avatar Korra opens the entrance into the spirit world again, because she has the hope that humans and spirits can live peacefully together.

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** In the course of the plot Avatar Korra opens the entrance into the spirit world again, because she has the hope that humans and spirits can live peacefully together.
14th May '17 5:34:33 AM CG-Druid
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* In the anime ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', the plot takes place in a world inhabited by man-eating demons called youma. An organization creates [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrids from humans and youma]], because only they are strong enough to fight against the youma. But the hybrids are exclusively women. And each of the warriornesses runs the risk of losing control of their powers one day, and turning into a monstrous youma, an Awakened Being. The organization claims that they can not make male warriors.
** However, very long ago, in the first generation of the organization, most warriors were men. But almost all of the male warriors were quickly awakened, so the organization only made female warriors. And the time of the male warriors has so long since passed, that many warriornesses are surprised and confused when they have to fight against a [[LivingRelic male Awakened Being]].



* The ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' shows that the Bronze Age and antiquity were a world full of magic. Both the mummy Imhotep and the Chinese dragon emperror lived at this time before they became undead.
** In the same verse, the four films of ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', but also have a connection to [[SandalPunk Sandal Punk]].




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* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' it is stated that the earth was regularly visited by demons for a long time until about a thousand years before the plot, the first Shadowhunters were created. Before that, humanity was at the mercy of demons, [[TheFairFolk fairies]], and evil warlocks.
** Later, it is also clear that at the beginning of this time, angels and demons together have children, and this was the first fairies. Perhaps some warlocks and fairies from this time are still alive even in modern times, since fairies are very long-lived and warlocks are immortal.
* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' and ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' it becomes clear that the gods, heroes and monsters from the Greek and Roman myths actually lived, and many of them are still alive. Magic has not left the world, it is simply no longer perceived by modern people.
** In ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', which plays in the same verse, it is evident that the Celtic myths are [[AllMythsAreTrue also true]].


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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' there was the ''Primordium Age'', an epoch in which demons had dominated the earth for many millions of years. But ''The Powers that be'' changed this by exileing the demons into other worlds, so that humans could live on the earth. The last demons who had to go, created the first vampires.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' it is shown that humans lived in cities on huge lion-turtles because the wilderness was too dangerous for them. In the wilderness many spirits lived, and some of them were also evil and dangerous. At this time, the first Avatar was created, Avatar Wan. He sealed the spirits in the spirit world so that humans could leave the lion-turtles and inhabit the earth.
In the course of the plot Avatar Korra opens the entrance into the spirit world again, because she has the hope that humans and spirits can live peacefully together.
27th Apr '17 3:11:09 PM CaptainChaos
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* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' is an entire Action RPG about the Greek Time of Myths.

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* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' is an entire Action RPG about the Greek and Egyptian Time of Myths.Myths, with a trip into HighFantasy {{Wuxia}} later.
31st Mar '17 9:57:04 AM proudeagle
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In [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], the preceding [[TheDarkAges dark ages]] were considered to be this, with historical rulers, dragons, dwarfs, sometimes gods figuring in countless heroic epics and romances. Asian fiction [[{{Wuxia}} subverts this trope]] [[HollywoodMedievalJapan somewhat]], due to the prevalence of ancient records and artefacts and the fact that the culture was humming along in MedievalStasis until relatively recently (or at least the ideology of continuity with the ancestors reassured people that it was). East Asian societies do have their own Time of Myths, such as the period of semi-divine emperors predating the dynastic period of China, but they were sufficiently well-discussed and codified before the advent of commercial fiction to never really crop up as a setting for genre fiction.

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In [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], the preceding [[TheDarkAges dark ages]] were considered to be this, with historical rulers, dragons, dwarfs, sometimes gods figuring in countless heroic epics and romances. Asian fiction [[{{Wuxia}} subverts this trope]] [[HollywoodMedievalJapan somewhat]], due to the prevalence of ancient records and artefacts and the fact that the culture was humming along in MedievalStasis until relatively recently (or at least the ideology of continuity with the ancestors reassured people that it was).artefacts. East Asian societies do have their own Time of Myths, such as the period of semi-divine emperors predating the dynastic period of China, but they were sufficiently well-discussed and codified before the advent of commercial fiction to never really crop up as a setting for genre fiction.
26th Mar '17 1:32:52 PM nombretomado
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** Though a brief reference to OdaNobunaga in one episode would put it sometime in the mid-1500s.

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** Though a brief reference to OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga in one episode would put it sometime in the mid-1500s.
10th Dec '16 6:23:15 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Excerpt''' from "The Nemedian Chronicles," which opens the first ''[[ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' story, "The Phoenix on the Sword"

A setting in the ancient past, when gods, demons, and monsters walked the earth. Often [[CrossoverCosmology blends the mythologies of various cultures together]], as the writers see the advantages for storytelling. Those writers are a crafty bunch. Also has the tendency to bring in [[AnachronismStew plenty of anachronisms]] in terms of technology, culture, and so forth. The literary forerunner for this would be the Hyborian Age of Creator/RobertEHoward's ''[[ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' stories, which mixed and matched milieus from different times and places: this way, Howard could have a series protagonist in a historical context, without worrying about historical inaccuracies.

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-->-- '''Excerpt''' from "The Nemedian Chronicles," which opens the first ''[[ConanTheBarbarian ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' story, "The Phoenix on the Sword"

A setting in the ancient past, when gods, demons, and monsters walked the earth. Often [[CrossoverCosmology blends the mythologies of various cultures together]], as the writers see the advantages for storytelling. Those writers are a crafty bunch. Also has the tendency to bring in [[AnachronismStew plenty of anachronisms]] in terms of technology, culture, and so forth. The literary forerunner for this would be the Hyborian Age of Creator/RobertEHoward's ''[[ConanTheBarbarian ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' stories, which mixed and matched milieus from different times and places: this way, Howard could have a series protagonist in a historical context, without worrying about historical inaccuracies.



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17th Sep '16 10:40:34 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'': At the end of [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the original trilogy]], one character takes up the powers of both Ruin and Preservation, becoming Harmony. He uses these powers to reshape the world into a near-paradise. Several hundred years later, in ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', this event is known as "the Final Ascension" or more formally "the Great Catacendre" ("the End of Ash"). The world before is known as "the World of Ash," or "anteverdant" (literally "before green"). The characters are often bewildered by the events that they are being swept up in, saying that kandra and gods are things of myths, not real life. Interestingly, the people actually have extremely detailed accounts of what the world was like before the Catacendre; Harmony left behind very detailed accounts. It's the sheer scale of events that makes people feel that they are more distinct than they really are.

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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'': At the end of [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the original trilogy]], one character takes up the powers of both Ruin and Preservation, becoming Harmony. He uses these powers to reshape the world into a near-paradise. Several hundred years later, in ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', this event is known as "the Final Ascension" or more formally "the Great Catacendre" ("the End of Ash"). The world before is known as "the World of Ash," or "anteverdant" (literally "before green"). The characters are often bewildered by the events that they are being swept up in, saying that kandra and gods are things of myths, not real life. Interestingly, the people actually have extremely detailed accounts of what the world was like before the Catacendre; Harmony kept meticulous notes, and left behind very detailed accounts.them behind. It's the sheer scale of events that makes people feel that they are more distinct than they really are.
11th Sep '16 10:31:16 AM Discar
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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'': At the end of [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the original trilogy]], one character takes up the powers of both Ruin and Preservation, becoming Harmony. He uses these powers to reshape the world into a near-paradise. Several hundred years later, in ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', this event is known as "the Final Ascension" or more formally "the Great Catacendre" ("the End of Ash"). The world before is known as "the World of Ash," or "anteverdant" (literally "before green"). The characters are often bewildered by the events that they are being swept up in, saying that kandra and gods are things of myths, not real life. Interestingly, the people actually have extremely detailed accounts of what the world was like before the Catacendre; Harmony left behind very detailed accounts. It's the sheer scale of events that makes people feel that they are more distinct than they really are.
18th Jul '16 1:46:31 AM PaulA
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* Movies by Creator/RayHarryhausen: ''ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Jason and the Argonauts'' and the ''Sinbad'' trilogy.

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* Movies by Creator/RayHarryhausen: ''ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Jason ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'', and the Argonauts'' and the ''Sinbad'' ''[[Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad Sinbad]]'' trilogy.
30th Jun '16 1:25:10 PM WillKeaton
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* ''The Legend of Sigmar'' novels by Graham McNeill are the grimier, grittier version of this in the same vein as the Conan stories.

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* ''The Legend of Sigmar'' novels by Graham McNeill [=McNeill=] are the grimier, grittier version of this in the same vein as the Conan stories.
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