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Mythology was a form of story-telling used by many races in the universe.

The Doctor had a keen knowledge of mythology which he justified by its relation to fact. According to the Twelfth Doctor, "from time to time, it turns out to be true". (TV: Mummy on the Orient Express)

Earth mythology Edit

According to Professor Moorhouse, Earth legends were "dry, dusty affairs and always fiction", but also that anything was possible "up here, in the stars". (TV: Mummy on the Orient Express)

The depiction of the horned figure of the Beast entered Earth's myths and legends. (TV: The Satan Pit)

The Fendahl, in order to be brought back into existence, planted itself in many of the myths of the human race, influencing them throughout history. (TV: Image of the Fendahl)

Greek mythology contained hidden predictions of the future, specifically about the existence of the Minyan race and the Minotaurs. For example, Jason in his search for the Golden Fleece represented Jackson in his search for P7E. (TV: Underworld, The Creature from the Pit)

A British legend arose about the return of King Arthur through his servant Merlin. This turned out to be a prophecy of events which took place in the 1990s in a struggle between the Seventh Doctor and Morgaine. (TV: Battlefield)

The Vikings believed in the wolves of Fenric, which would attack the tree Yggdrasil. It was after these creatures that the evil spirit Fenric was named. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

The Source was thought by the humans on Messaline to be the source of all life. The Tenth Doctor and Donna referred to this story as a myth. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter)

Goibhnie created the world of Tír na n-Óg and populated it with humans and creatures from human mythologies as a sociological experiment. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark)

Kaled mythology Edit

The image of the Beast also entered Kaled mythology as their god of war. (TV: The Satan Pit)

There was a myth that Kaleds were the only species in the universe, contributing to their xenophobia. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)

Other mythologies Edit

As well as the mythologies of Earth and the Kaleds, the horned depiction of the Beast entered those of "a million worlds", including Draconia, Vel Consadine and Dæmos. (TV: The Satan Pit)

Professor Moorhouse was a professor of alien mythology. He once said that the myth of the Foretold went: "The number of evil twice over, they that bear the Foretold's stare have sixty-six seconds to live." According to the Twelfth Doctor, there was a riddle or a secret word that could make it stop, and that some people tried to bargain with it to spare their lives before it killed them to no avail. When the Doctor met the Foretold, he realised that the right phrase was "We surrender," as the Foretold was a soldier in a long-since finished war. (TV: Mummy on the Orient Express)

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