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Apr 13th 2017 at 8:13:29 AM •••

The Quran should be here too right? Around the 600s AD. I don't think we have enough on tropes from stories from the Quran on this site, like the community of Muhammad (IDK the name), him and Angel Jibreel making him read, his miracles, or the splitting of the moon etc.

Edited by fmasroor
Oct 30th 2012 at 5:19:13 PM •••

  • Last of His Kind: In at least some of the King Arthur legends, Merlin is the last of the Shape Changers (In Mallory, for instance, he never appears in the same shape twice running).

This example may belong on this index. Does anybody know which author(s) call(s) him the last shape-changer?

Mar 16th 2012 at 12:35:16 PM •••

Direct Line to the Author is on this index, while the trope itself has "all mythology is set up this way" as an example. I'm not at all clear how that trope works or where its boundaries lie. Can somebody please comment on whether that example is valid and/or whether this trope should be moved to a different index?

Jan 2nd 2012 at 7:34:18 PM •••

Removed this because it isn't on the trope page and as written, it has no context to suggest era, date, or anything else about a time period. "Chinese" could be present day for all we know. As an example, it's not useful or meaningful.

Edited by ArcadesSabboth
Oct 20th 2011 at 4:29:04 PM •••

A lot of Norse myths are listed here, but many are also on Older Than Feudalism. The main Norse texts were recorded after feudalism, but Tacitus mentions some. Considering the general mess Older Than Feudalism and Older Than Print used to be in, and still are regarding biblical stories, I'm assuming that the Norse myths haven't been carefully divided up based on which author mentioned them first. I haven't read Tacitus, so I'm simply moving them all to Older Than Print unless Tacitus is specified. But I hope somebody else can sort them out for real.

Edited by ArcadesSabboth
Jul 18th 2010 at 9:53:32 AM •••

Someone mentioned Shakespeare in this entry. Wouldn't it fit better under "Older Than Steam"?

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