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* CourtroomEpisode: Elaborate law court scenes are found in many of the [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Sagas of Icelanders]].

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* %%* CourtroomEpisode: Elaborate law court scenes are found in many of the [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Sagas of Icelanders]].


* DragonsAreDemonic: Niddhogg from Myth/NorseMythology, a dragon that gnaws at the roots of the WorldTree Yggdrasil in hopes of destroying all worlds.


* AfricaIsACountry: Romans named the African provinces that they controlled "Africa". [[note]]Now part of modern day Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria.[[/note]]. When the Europeans began to re-explore the province and the lands below they decided to name the whole continent "Africa".

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* AfricaIsACountry: Romans named the African provinces that they controlled "Africa". [[note]]Now part of modern day Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria.[[/note]]. When the Europeans began to re-explore the province and the lands below they decided to name the whole continent "Africa".


* TheSavageIndian: The Skraelings in Literature/TheVinlandSagas, though it wasn't until the 20th century that this was universally recognized as the first European account of Native Americans.

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* TheSavageIndian: The Skraelings in Literature/TheVinlandSagas, though it wasn't until the 20th century that this was universally recognized as the first European account of Native Americans.


* HeroicAlbino: Prince Zal in ''Literature/TheShahnameh'' by the great Persian poet Ferdowsi.

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* SneakySpider: Anansi of Akan oral tradition is a spider-trickster figure.

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* DangerousBackswing: In ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfVatnsdal'' Ingolf Thorsteinsson, fighting alone against a band of outlaws, swings his sword over his head so that he hits and kills a bandit standing behind him, then kills the bandit standing in front of him with a forward blow.


* HandCannon: The TropeNamer was a late 13th-century Chinese invention; the earliest models were literally miniaturised handheld cannons, hence the name. (In some cases it was also already called a handgun, sometimes spelled "hand''gonne''".[[note]]What, you thought Creator/TerryPratchett invented [[Literature/MenAtArms that spelling]]?[[/note]]) It reached Europe around the early 14th century.

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* HandCannon: The TropeNamer was a late 13th-century Chinese invention; the earliest models were literally miniaturised handheld cannons, hence the name. (In some cases it was also already called a handgun, sometimes spelled "hand''gonne''".[[note]]What, you thought Creator/TerryPratchett invented [[Literature/MenAtArms [[Discworld/MenAtArms that spelling]]?[[/note]]) It reached Europe around the early 14th century.


* HandCannon: The TropeNamer was a late 13th-century Chinese invention; the earliest models were literally miniaturised handheld cannons, hence the name. (In some cases it was also already called a handgun, sometimes spelled "hand''gonne''".) It reached Europe around the early 14th century.

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* HandCannon: The TropeNamer was a late 13th-century Chinese invention; the earliest models were literally miniaturised handheld cannons, hence the name. (In some cases it was also already called a handgun, sometimes spelled "hand''gonne''".) [[note]]What, you thought Creator/TerryPratchett invented [[Literature/MenAtArms that spelling]]?[[/note]]) It reached Europe around the early 14th century.

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* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: In Islamic tradition, [[OurGeniesAreDifferent jinn]] follow religions like UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}.

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* SexyCatPerson: This dates back at least to Myth/NorseMythology, which associated the LoveGoddess Freyja with cats.

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* SideEffectsInclude: The 6th-century Chinese medical text ''Records of the Rock Chamber'' list the following side effects for an alleged elixir of immortality, and [[RefugeInAudacity suggests that this means the elixir is working]]:
---> After taking an elixir, if your face and body itch as though insects were crawling over them, if your hands and feet swell dropsically, if you cannot stand the smell of food and bring it up after you have eaten it, if you feel as though you were going to be sick most of the time, if you experience weakness in the four limbs, if you have to go often to the latrine, or if your head or stomach violently acheódo not be alarmed or disturbed. All these effects are merely proofs that the elixir you are taking is successfully dispelling your latent disorders.
** One problem: As any modern toxicologist would tell you, these are classic signs and symptoms of acute mercury poisoning--and indeed, cinnabar (mercury (II) sulfide) is a primary ingredient in most Chinese "elixirs of immortality" of the era.

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