Harry Potter novels tend to attach the names of mythological creatures to beings unrelated to them. Planet Fury is New York City. University Press of America, If we perceive an idea, there must be a something in the structure of the universe that corresponds to it. The Romulans were also mildly Soviet-esque, although their periods of isolationism and distinction from either the Federation or the Klingons suggest similarities to China or India in the 60s.
Its end is blunt and squared, said to symbolize mercy. It Makes Sense in Context sort of - and also, a straight comparison of a blacksmith to Hephaestus was something of a Dead Horse Trope at the time he was writing the novel.
They believed that the existence of an idea assumed the existence of a deity to rule over it. Excaliburit is also sometimes referred to as: In Norse mythology, there are various ways the story is said to have gone down, but the gist of it is that Loki kills Baldr, or tricks someone else into it, For the Evulzand sets off a massive war by killing the god everyone loved.
The silver bullets are more of a Hollywood concept. Additionally, shrugging off the weight without someone else to hold it for him like Heracles in one of the myths would only result in Atlas and everyone getting the sky dropped on them. It was said to be the sharpest sword in all of existence.
The Gods of the Indo-Europeans. Ray Harryhausen even acknowledged the fact that the Kraken never appeared in Greek mythology. There is no such story there, and in fact the Book makes it very clear that the fallen angels have absolutely no chance of redemption at all.
Laws had their origins in Zeus, as did kingship Burkert, What may confuse people more is that there is an entirely different figure in Hindu mythology named Kali, who actually is evil. Whatever the reason, this is a Greek phenomenon, not an pan-Indo-European one.
Another connection of his might be with purity. The Mummy Returns has Anubis as a "dark god". For instance, the Ossetes considered their highest god, Khutsau, too remote for human interaction Minns, n.
There is no Xing in the anime-verse; however, a passing reference to an eastern country, along with chopsticks and Asian-looking characters existing, imply a similar country exists. Daedalus is an embodiment of science who creates giant mechanical monsters — and is female.
But they are a different kind of being, as different from us as we are from the animals. The movie refers to Loki as the Norse "god of darkness". I had a strong personal experience with Xryomen in a hotel in New York City.
Joyeusesword of Charlemagne. This is essentially Artistic License and is immediately lampshaded when they look up the name. While there really were deities named Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Genbu in Chinese Mythologythey were very minor deities.
Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorian Others are clear in their functions, but lack names. Besides those already present from the parent showthe author expands and alters some of the cultural parallels.
The Mummy carries on this grand tradition. Athena is a "fairy goddess" of witches who dresses, indeed, like a good fairy rather than a goddess of wisdom clad in armor. And the part where the leader of the Titans, Kronos, was defeated and imprisoned by his son after trying to cannibalize his own children.
Through him, the wealth of society is circulated properly among us. The Familiar of Zero takes place in a suspiciously medieval European setting. Translating it into Proto-Indo-European would be nice, but not necessary. Well, in the original myth, Atlas was holding up the sky, and he was doing so at the command of the gods, as punishment for siding with the Titans in the Titanomachy.
Neimoidians have been accused of representing Asian cultures and Yellow Peril stereotypes. Beauty and the Beast specificially states that it takes place in France "Marie! And, in Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: He invented invented a healing ritual involving pouring bovine urine into furrows Puhvel, According to Herodotus 1.Personal armour Body armour.
Armour of Achilles, created by Hephaestus and said to be impenetrable. (Greek mythology)Armour of Beowulf, a mail shirt made by Wayland the Smith.(Anglo-Saxon mythology)Golden Coat of Chainmail, part of Fafnir's treasure which Sigurd took after he slew the dragon. (Norse mythology)Green Armour, protects the wearer from physical injuries.
Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two. Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs.
For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get. This is the web site of Ceisiwr Serith. The Fantasy Counterpart Culture trope as used in popular culture. Creating a completely new culture from scratch can be a daunting task.
Think about. When the writers take aspects from an intricate mythology or religion, twist their original meaning, and use them out of context for something far from its original purpose.
It can be people, places, objects, anything up to and including God. Maybe they didn't check their facts, or maybe they did.Download