"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
— Morpheus, The Sandman #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
"All tribal myths are true, for a given value of 'true'".
Phoebe: So...goblins are real...and so are unicorns...also dragons, sphinxes, and pixies! What else is real?
Phoebe: I already know about avocados.
Don Gerb: Yes! The legends were true!
Sam: Damn it! Why are the legends always true?
"Year after year, science finds explanations, scientific reasons behind all the legends. They think this proves history was not as myth has shown it, but in fact it proves that all the myths were true."
— Abney Park, "All The Myths Are True"
"Legend tells us one thing, history another. But every now and then we find something that belongs to both."
Our ancient nightmares, the ghostly legends,
And fiendish tales, all the myths are true.
Scientists have unearthed enormous skeletons
They think we've disproved that all the myths are true.
—Abney Park, "All The Myths Are True"
Legends are an important source of true information. They always turn out to be far more accurate than HISTORY. Listen and attend carefully if anyone recounts you a legend. ... But no matter how improbable the story, it will always turn out to be the exact truth and only by following it accurately can you hope to succeed in your QUEST. The Management will never all anyone to tell you a Legend unless it is going to be important for you to know.
Laura: As the world’s greatest detective, Batman has also deduced, apropos of nothing, that the ancient Egyptian gods live in a secret chamber nearby, and demands that the scientists take him there... we learn that the Egyptian gods were actually products of ancient genetic experiments who sometimes rose to the world above through a fountain, and inspired religious worship.
David: Yet another obscure conspiracy theory?
Laura: Gotta catch ‘em all, David.