Questions tagged [mythology]

References to lore or tradition that affect the narrative or induce meaning into a plot structure. This includes character's actions that are motivated by a belief system that is ancient and esoteric. The tag can also refer to the direct presence of a mythical creature that interacts with a character or affects the outcome.

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Is there a connection between IT and Ghostbusters?

Is there a connection between the monster from IT and Gozer the Gozerian from Ghostbusters (1984)? Both are inter-dimensional, shape-shifting monsters who take the shape of whatever their prey thinks ...
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What are the references to the known myths in the movie “The killing of a sacred deer”? [closed]

The movie is full of references to Greek myths apparently. The title itself, the four stages of sickness, etc. What are the other references that you could name and what known myths do they refer to?
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Ancient mythology and black-goo in Prometheus

I got a question about the source for the idea from Prometheus where the Engineers created life on planet Earth from black goo. Is there anything similar in ancient mythology? Or was it a synthesis of ...
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How is one “Deemed Worthy”, to acquire the Greatsword “Dawn”?

Ser Arthur Dayne was a knight of House Dayne who bore the title of "Sword of the Morning" as he possessed the ancestral sword of House Dayne, Dawn. He was also a member of the Kingsguard under ...
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What building in the final scene of Assassins Creed? (spoiler)

The final scene crawls across the skyline of London to a building fronting the Thames. I recognized the Millennium Bridge and the London Eye, so I'm sure the scene was realistic. The remaining ...