Myths are one popular form of fantasy and/or science fiction with many variations and explanations. The popularity of these myths is proof that there is some truth to them. This post explains how all of the different myths fit together, especially the nature of mythological “gods” and how they fit into the fandom timeline.
The Evolution of Man
As mentioned in the last post, after the events of The Lord of the Rings, we entered the age of man. However, this was long before modern civilization began. As far as our science can tell, modern man only evolved recently, and certainly not billions of years ago.
Well, after entering the age of man (or the fourth age), mankind began to evolve technologically, much like we are doing now. There are many stories to be told in this time, and I will get to some of these in the next post. Eventually, they became so advanced that they were able to travel to other planets. That is why many other planets in the galaxy are inhabited with humanoid life. They are all descendants of the first humans to live on Earth.
The humans of this time period have been known by many names. The technology they helped develop wasn’t just faster-than-light travel, but they were also responsible for creating technology like the Stargates.
The Departure of the First Gods
At about 65 million years ago catastrophe hit the Earth. This is the same disaster that killed the dinosaurs. Most humans were forced to leave the planet. Among these were great leaders known to us by names like Zeus, Athena, Odin, Thor, etc. They were forced to leave Earth, and they spread to other parts of the galaxy. This was also a time of separation for many of the “gods” as they were known by lesser humans. Some went one way, some another. Some would eventually re-visit the earth, but they were gone for the most part.
The disaster hit Earth and wiped out most of the life there. However, there were at least two lesser humans that survived because they stole technology (such as the Apple of Eden) from the gods. They were called Adam and Eve. For millions of years, humans began to be the dominant species on the planet once again. However, we were essentially starting over technologically because the gods had taken it with them.
The Second Gods
Over the years, there were some aliens that would visit Earth and claim to be gods. They would take on themselves the names of past gods to abuse their authority. These include the Goa’uld and many other races that enslaved mankind and prevented technological advancement. Eventually, these second gods were driven away from Earth. Some say this was due to the intervention of the original Gods, some of whom were still alive. Odin and those of Asgard were among these.
There were many beings that took the names of previous gods. You may find several accounts of each individual, each one differing from the others. However, the original gods existed in the time before (and during) the age of the dinosaurs.
2.7 Billion Years Ago
- The One Ring is destroyed and the Age of Man begins.
- Humans evolve technologically.
- They spread to other worlds.
65 Million Years Ago
- Most life on Earth is destroyed.
- The gods (or highly advanced humans) are forced to leave Earth.
30-1 Million Years Ago
- Humans continue to dominate the Earth.
- They are preyed upon by aliens and other powerful beings claiming to be the old gods.
10,000 years ago
- The last of the false gods are driven away by Asgard and others.
- Humans are finally allowed to technologically advance to the present.
- Lord of the Rings
- Assassin’s Creed
- Greek, Roman, and Norse Mythology
- Thor (Marvel)
What is the Ultimate Fandom Timeline:
The Ultimate Fandom Timeline is a hypothetical amalgamation of stories from across all major fandoms. It answers the question, “What if EVERYTHING was connected?” So it places the major timelines in order of how they could relate to each other. It is told from the perspective of a fictional character, Alice, who thinks that all the major stories are somehow real and connected and that it’s a huge coverup that prevents us from realizing this fact.
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