|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||Gods & Goddesses AU|
|Related:||Fairy Tale AU, Historical AU, Fantasy AU|
|See Also:||Fusion, Alternative Universe|
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Mythology AUs often involve re-imagining a character or characters as a mythological figure, usually a God or Goddess. Creators usually take their inspiration from Greek or Roman Mythology, but works building on Norse myths, Celtic folklore and lesser known mythologies also appear.
A common storyline involves a God or Goddess living in the modern world and falling for an unsuspecting mortal.
Within works based on Greek Gods, the story of Hades and Persephone is often recast and retold.
- Death's Aegis by PitViperofDoom for Boku no Hero Academia; "Shouto was created to conquer Death. Izuku wants nothing more than to celebrate Life," Greek Mythology Hades/Persephone AU, (2017).
- Here's a new AU I've been working on in the past few weeks... by xcoruscaminex and trashsketch for Hunter x Hunter, Norse Gods AU, (2018).
- TWD ladies + Norse Mythology, gif set of The Walking Dead women categorized as Norse Goddesses by kingstoken
- Game of Thrones Ladies as Greek Goddess, gif set by davinamikaelsonalwaysandforever