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Real Mythology That Inspired Video Games

Video games find inspiration in all kinds of sources, from the modern to the mythical. Featuring real mythology in video games adds an additional layer of meaning for sharp-eyed players to explore, and many games subvert some portion of the original mythos in their retelling. Whether it's a modern spin on an ancient tale, or a blend of several different cultures' stories, video game mythology often provides a unique take on a well-known story. On top of that, video games are an interactive medium, so games that are inspired by real-world mythology allow players to engage directly with centuries-old stories in a way that was never before possible.