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* Dolph is a German name, meaning 'noble wolf.' Dolph is usually a shortened name like Rudolph (Rudolf) or [[OneMarioLimit unfortunately]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]].

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* Dolph is a German name, meaning 'noble wolf.' Dolph is usually a shortened name like Rudolph (Rudolf) or [[OneMarioLimit [[JustForFun/OneMarioLimit unfortunately]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]].


* The name of the continent Fódlan itself comes from the Irish goddess Fódla, whose name is sometimes used as a poetic name for Ireland.

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* The name of the continent Fódlan itself comes from the Irish goddess Fódla, whose name is sometimes used as a poetic name for Ireland.



* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle. The name of its founding king, Loog, is likely a corruption of Lugh, a king of the Tuatha Dé Dannan.

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* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle. The name of its founding king, Loog, is likely a corruption of Lugh, a king of the Tuatha Dé Dannan.



* Many of the Hero's Relics are named after mythological weapons:

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* Many of the The Hero's Relics are named after mythological weapons: contain shout-outs to multiple different mythologies:



** Areadbhar and Lúin are both spears used by Lugh in Celtic mythology.

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** Areadbhar and Lúin are both spears used by Lugh in Celtic mythology.



** Blutgang is named after the sword of the Germanic mythological hero Háma.

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** Blutgang is named after the sword of the Germanic mythological hero Háma.



** Freikugel is inspired by the German opera ''Der Freischütz'', in which the Freikugeln are seven magic-infused bullets, of which six will always hit their mark, but the seventh belongs to the Devil who will guide it wherever he chooses.

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** Freikugel is inspired by the German opera ''Der Freischütz'', in which the Freikugeln are seven magic-infused bullets, of which six will always hit their mark, but the seventh belongs to the Devil who will guide it wherever he chooses.


* The name of the continent Fódlan itself comes from the Irish goddess Fódla, whose name is sometimes used as a poetic name for Ireland.



** The Leicester Alliance itself is also a reference to ''King Lear'': the real-life English city of Leicester was said to have been founded by Leir, the real-life king on whom the play was based.

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** The Leicester Alliance itself is also a reference to ''King Lear'': the real-life English city of Leicester was said to have been founded by Leir, the real-life king on whom the play was based. This historical Leir was also said to be the son of Bladud, mentioned above.
* Charon is named after the psychopomp of Greek mythology, the ferryman who carries departed souls across the River Styx.



* Sothis is the Greek name of the Egyptian goddess Sopdet, who was believed to be the incarnation of the star Sirius.

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* Sothis is the Greek name of the Egyptian goddess Sopdet, who was believed to be the incarnation of the star Sirius. Seiros is an alternate name for Sirius, and means "scorching".



* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle.
* Shambhala is a mythical kingdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which gives its name to the stronghold of Those Who Slither in the Dark.

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* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle. The name of its founding king, Loog, is likely a corruption of Lugh, a king of the Tuatha Dé Dannan.
* Shambhala is a mythical kingdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which gives its name to the stronghold of Those Who Slither in the Dark. It is often associated with Agartha, a city from the earth's core in Western esoteric tradition, thus providing the name of the Agarthans.
* Many of the Hero's Relics are named after mythological weapons:
** The Aegis Shield is named after a protective device (possibly a shield; its exact nature is obscure) used by Zeus and Athena in ''Literature/TheIliad''.
** Areadbhar and Lúin are both spears used by Lugh in Celtic mythology.
** Aymr is named after Aymur, one of the weapons wielded by the god Baal Hadad in Ugaritic mythology.
** Blutgang is named after the sword of the Germanic mythological hero Háma.
** Failnaught is named after the bow of Sir Tristan, one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legends.
** The Fetters of Dromi are named after one of the chains used to bind Fenrir in Norse mythology.
** Freikugel is inspired by the German opera ''Der Freischütz'', in which the Freikugeln are seven magic-infused bullets, of which six will always hit their mark, but the seventh belongs to the Devil who will guide it wherever he chooses.
** The Rafail Gem is named after Raphael, one of seven archangels from the Bible.
** Thyrsus is named after a type of staff covered in leaves and vines, associated with Dionysus in ancient Greece.
** Vajra-Mushti is a Sanskrit compound which means "one whose clenched fist is like a diamond" or "one who is grasping a thunderbolt", and is a name of Indra.


* Three of the Black Eagles' surnames derive from the names of giants in Norse mythology: Edelgard's surname Hresvelg (from Hræsvelgr, a giant who takes the form of an eagle), Ferdinand's surname Aegir, and Linhardt's surname Hevring.

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* Three of the Black Eagles' surnames derive from the names of giants in Norse mythology: Edelgard's surname Hresvelg (from Hræsvelgr, a giant who takes the form of an eagle), Ferdinand's surname Aegir, and Linhardt's surname Hevring.



* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle.
* Agartha shares its name with a legendary kingdom said to be located at the Earth's core. It is frequently associated with Shambhala, a mythical kingdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which gives its name to the stronghold of Those Who Slither in the Dark.

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* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle.
* Agartha shares its name with a legendary kingdom said to be located at the Earth's core. It Shambhala is frequently associated with Shambhala, a mythical kingdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which gives its name to the stronghold of Those Who Slither in the Dark.


* Catherine's nickname in the game, Thunderbrand Cassandra, and her status in the game as a GameBreaker, make her similar to Cid from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', and her nickname can be derived from Cid's "Thunder God Cid" nickname.

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* Catherine's nickname in the game, Thunderbrand Cassandra, and her status in the game as a GameBreaker, make her similar to Cid from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', and her nickname can be derived from Cid's "Thunder God Cid" nickname.
* Byleth is a variation on Beleth, a king of Hell mentioned in the ''Ars Goetia''.
* Three of the Black Eagles' surnames derive from the names of giants in Norse mythology: Edelgard's surname Hresvelg (from Hræsvelgr, a giant who takes the form of an eagle), Ferdinand's surname Aegir, and Linhardt's surname Hevring.
* Dimitri's surname Blaiddyd is derived from Bladud, a legendary king of Britain.
* Annette's middle name Fantine is a reference to the character from ''Literature/LesMiserables''. The book's author Victor Hugo is also referenced in the names of two other characters, Ignatz '''Victor''' and Felix '''Hugo''' Fraldarius.
* Ingrid's surname Galatea is the name of the statue carved by Pygmalion in Greek mythology.
* The noble members of the Golden Deer all have surnames that reference characters from ''Theatre/KingLear'':
** Claude's surname Riegan (derived from Regan)
** Hilda's surname Goneril
** Lorenz's surname Gloucester
** Marianne's surname Edmund
** Lysithea's surname, Ordelia, is a modification of Cordelia
** The Leicester Alliance itself is also a reference to ''King Lear'': the real-life English city of Leicester was said to have been founded by Leir, the real-life king on whom the play was based.
* Rhea is named after a titan from Greek mythology, the wife of Kronos known as "the mother of the gods".
* Sothis is the Greek name of the Egyptian goddess Sopdet, who was believed to be the incarnation of the star Sirius.
* Members of Those Who Slither in the Dark are named after the Seven Sages of classical Greece. The exception is Kronya, who derives her name from Kronia, a celebration held in honour of Kronos.
* A two-for-one shout-out: Nemesis was the Greek mythological goddess of vengeance - an alternate epithet for whom was Adrestia. (Adrasteia is also the name of the nymph who was charged by Rhea to raise the infant Zeus in secret.)
* The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is derived (as with Fergus in Jugdral above) from Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology. Its capital Fhirdiad is named after Ferdiad, Cú Chulainn's foster brother in the same cycle.
* Agartha shares its name with a legendary kingdom said to be located at the Earth's core. It is frequently associated with Shambhala, a mythical kingdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which gives its name to the stronghold of Those Who Slither in the Dark.


* Macbeth is an [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} obvious one]], but his English name, Iago, ([[Disney/{{Aladdin}} not that one]]) is the main antagonist of Shakespeare's Theatre/{{Othello}}.

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* Macbeth is an [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} obvious one]], but his English name, Iago, ([[Disney/{{Aladdin}} ([[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} not that one]]) is the main antagonist of Shakespeare's Theatre/{{Othello}}.


* Hana means "flowers" in Japanese. The pink color scheme of her uniform could be a reference of [[CherryBlossoms Sakura or Cherry Blossoms]], one of [[FlowerMotifs symbolic flowers]] in Japan.

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* Hana means "flowers" in Japanese. The pink color scheme of her uniform could be a reference of [[CherryBlossoms Sakura or Cherry Blossoms]], one of the [[FlowerMotifs symbolic flowers]] in Japan.

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* Hana means "flowers" in Japanese. The pink color scheme of her uniform could be a reference of [[CherryBlossoms Sakura or Cherry Blossoms]], one of [[FlowerMotifs symbolic flowers]] in Japan.


* Tiki may have been named after the first Maori man in Myth/OceanianMythology.

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* Tiki may have been named after the first Maori man in Myth/OceanianMythology.Myth/PacificMythology.


* Ryoma is a Japanese name that is a combination of [[AProtagonistIsRyu ryu]] and oma meaning dragon and horse, referencing to the kirin/qirin whose appearance can bring the birth of great kings.

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* Ryoma is a Japanese name that is a combination of [[AProtagonistIsRyu ryu]] [[AnimalMotif ryu and oma oma]] meaning dragon and horse, referencing to the kirin/qirin whose appearance can bring the birth of great kings.


** And some of the opponents are named after previous characters including Gazack (the first boss in ''Shadow Dragon''), Duma (the FinalBoss of ''Gaiden''), Kashim (Japanese name of Castor), and Wolf.

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** And some of the opponents are named after previous characters including Gazack (the first boss in ''Shadow Dragon''), Duma (the FinalBoss of ''Gaiden''), Kashim (Japanese name of Castor), Nazarre (a swift swordsman just like Navarre) and Wolf.

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* The king of Muspell, Surtr, is named after the Norse God of Fire.



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* The tome Mjolnir, is the hammer wielded by the Norse God of Thunder, Thor.

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* Eir and Brave Lucina's Spear, Gerskögul, are the names of the Valkyries. [[MeaningfulName The former's name is meaningful meaning mercy which is also her hero title.]]

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