Questions tagged [contemporary-mythology]

Use for questions related to contemporary mythologies. (Typically, post-19th century, although Frankenstein would also qualify as a "modern Prometheus"). Can also be used in conjunction with modern retellings which make significant alterations to mythical canon.

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Are there any non-European versions of "Elves" in Indian/Persian/Arabic/Chinese/Meso-American folklore/fairy tales?

Basically the traits should be long life, good looks, pointy features, thin, magically adept and closer to divinity. I think, Yaksha of Hindu Mythology could potentially be one candidate but he seems ...
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What's the secret behind the infamous 'Backrooms' creepypasta?

DISCLAIMER: I did not create this creepypasta, nor do I claim it to be true. I'm not quite sure if this is the right place to ask about creepypastas, but there isn't a specific site on the SE network ...