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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.
26th Apr '16 10:08:17 AM Discar
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* In ''TimeBandits'', the bandits use a hole in space-time to travel to the Time of Legends, home to all sorts of mythical creatures, and wherein is imprisoned the [[MadeOfEvil Evil Genius]]. The implication in the story is that the Time of Legends is not a true historical time period, but rather a kind of [[PocketDimension pocket universe]], only reachable by time-hole.
* ''Film/TheBeastmaster''
* ''ConanTheBarbarian''
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom''

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* In ''TimeBandits'', ''Film/TimeBandits'', the bandits use a hole in space-time to travel to the Time of Legends, home to all sorts of mythical creatures, and wherein is imprisoned the [[MadeOfEvil Evil Genius]]. The implication in the story is that the Time of Legends is not a true historical time period, but rather a kind of [[PocketDimension pocket universe]], only reachable by time-hole.
* %%* ''Film/TheBeastmaster''
* %%* ''ConanTheBarbarian''
* %%* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
* %%* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom''



* ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena: Warrior Princess]]''
* ''[[HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules: The Legendary Journeys]]''

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* ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena: Warrior Princess]]''
* ''[[HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules: The Legendary Journeys]]''
%%* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''
%%* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''



* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' exists because of this trope.
* The Kingdom of Zeal in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' exists because of this trope.
* %%* The Kingdom of Zeal in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
26th Apr '16 10:07:02 AM Discar
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->''Know, O Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...''

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->''Know, ->''"Know, O Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...''"''
24th Apr '16 12:37:40 AM aye_amber
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* DeepPurple's LP ''The Book of Taliesyn'' opens with a track revisiting early British/Celtic mythology via the bard/mystic Taliesyn. A lost Celtic kingdom called Taliesin existed in what is now the North of England/Scottish borders. Its last remants fell with the Norman invasion in 1066.

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* DeepPurple's Music/DeepPurple's LP ''The Book of Taliesyn'' opens with a track revisiting early British/Celtic mythology via the bard/mystic Taliesyn. A lost Celtic kingdom called Taliesin existed in what is now the North of England/Scottish borders. Its last remants fell with the Norman invasion in 1066.
20th Apr '16 4:29:38 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': For thousands of years, humanity fought beside the divine Heralds to force the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Voidbringers]] off Roshar. The Heralds gave humanity the Knights Radiant, magical knights with [[SoulCuttingBlade Shardblades]] and [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]], along with stranger supernatural powers. After a hundred [[ApocalypseHow Desolations]], the Heralds told humanity they had finally won, and left to fight the Voidbringers in the [[{{Heaven}} Tranquiline Halls]]. The story takes place four and a half thousand years after the Heralds left; Shardblades and Shardplate are priceless treasures, while the Knights Radiant have fallen and their powers forgotten. The time of the Desolations are called the Shadowdays, or more formally the Heraldic Epochs. People speak of them in hushed whispers, elevating the Heralds to near-godhood and trying to discover the secrets of the ancient {{Magitek}}. What they are unaware of is that he Heralds actually lied; they were so tired of fighting, dying and being tortured for centuries before being resurrected, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere that they couldn't take it any more]]. Now the Voidbringers are returning, but there is no one prepared to fight them.
18th Jan '16 10:06:51 AM Jake
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* The first few hundred years of a game in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are typically this, a time where mythical beasts and gods (the latter actually demons posing as gods) roam the land, civilization is usually in the bronze age and still expanding, and the world in general is a far more dangerous place. Fast forward some years (or kill the beasties yourself) however, and time passes into the ages of [[EndOfAnAge Legends and Heroes]], moving ahead as more of these creatures are killed. Eventually, if ''all'' mythical creatures are killed and humanity ends up being the only surviving civilized race, the world passes into the [[HereThereWereDragons age of Civilization]] entirely.

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* The first few hundred years of a game in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are typically this, a time where mythical beasts and gods (the latter actually demons posing as gods) roam the land, civilization is usually in the bronze age and still expanding, and the world in general is a far more dangerous place. Fast forward some years (or kill the beasties yourself) however, and time passes into the ages of [[EndOfAnAge Legends and Heroes]], moving ahead as more of these creatures are killed. Eventually, if ''all'' mythical creatures are killed and humanity ends up being the only surviving civilized race, the world passes into the [[HereThereWereDragons age Age of Civilization]] entirely.entirely. There's also an "Age of Fairy Tales" if the mythical creatures are ''almost'' wiped out except for the odd almost-literal HiddenElfVillage somewhere the other races can't get at it.
5th Jan '16 9:57:22 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'' is set millennia before the events of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', making it an in-universe example, and features characters and events considered mythical by the time of the main series. Here the Elder Gods are not even gods yet, and the Imass still mortal and K'rul has just made his bargain with the Eleint (dragons).

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* ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'' is set millennia before the events of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', making it an in-universe example, ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' and features characters and events considered mythical by the time of the main series. Here the Elder Gods are not even gods yet, and the Imass still mortal and K'rul has just made his bargain with the Eleint (dragons).
5th Jan '16 9:56:21 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'' is set millennia before the events of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', making it an in-universe example, and features characters and events considered mythical by the time of the main series. Here the Elder Gods are not even gods yet, and the Imass still mortal and K'rul has just made his bargain with the Eleint (dragons).
5th Dec '15 6:34:09 PM WillKeaton
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* In VisualNovel/FateStayNight, older heroes and artifacts are more powerful than younger ones (compare say Caliburn to Sigurd´s Gram, then Gram would win everytime), particularly things from the "Age of Gods" before the rise of Christianity came. This is displayed best perhaps when Caster fought Rin using spells requiring a single word to cast, while the latter (a genius albeit inexperienced magus in her own right) was forced to use gems that had months or years worth of stored prana to counter them. Although Rin admitted she would have been able to counter a few spells for each gem if she were more confident, it doesn't change the fact that a few words from a Magus of the age of gods is worth years of prana storage from a modern one. Additionally, Caster can manifest spells in a single word that require modern magi to chant for a full minute (or half a minute in the case of experts) to replicate, and '''one''' of hers contain several times the '''total prana''' of the protagonist.

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* In VisualNovel/FateStayNight, ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight,'' older heroes and artifacts are more powerful than younger ones (compare say Caliburn to Sigurd´s Gram, then Gram would win everytime), particularly things from the "Age of Gods" before the rise of Christianity came. This is displayed best perhaps when Caster fought Rin using spells requiring a single word to cast, while the latter (a genius albeit inexperienced magus in her own right) was forced to use gems that had months or years worth of stored prana to counter them. Although Rin admitted she would have been able to counter a few spells for each gem if she were more confident, it doesn't change the fact that a few words from a Magus of the age of gods is worth years of prana storage from a modern one. Additionally, Caster can manifest spells in a single word that require modern magi to chant for a full minute (or half a minute in the case of experts) to replicate, and '''one''' of hers contain several times the '''total prana''' of the protagonist.
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