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全く馬鹿げた神話の中にすら、ひとつまみの真実が紛れているのだと、私はずっと心の底からそう信じているのだ。
- セオドア・T・ブラックウッド卿、1883年

I have always been a firm believer in the proposition that even in the most preposterous of myths, there lies a kernel of truth.

- Lord Theodore T. Blackwood, 1883

イントロダクション: 財団は──現在の組織について言えば──たかだかおよそ100年の歴史しかない。ASCIやHMFSCPのような親組織は更に2世紀遡る。しかし、異常は常々存在していた。

**Introduction:* The Foundation, in its current incarnation, dates back about a hundred years at most. Parent organizations, such as the ASCI and HMFSCP, go back a couple centuries more. But the anomalous has always existed.

不可解が安全に封印され、全面的なヴェールの下に隠蔽されるまでの間、それらは我々の物語となり、文学や口伝で受け継がれていた。時の流れとともに、細かな詳細は誇張されたり忘却されたり、あるいは意図的に改変されて、より大きな宗教的説話に組み入れられたりすることもある。

In the days before the unexplainable could be safely tucked away and hidden beneath the all-encompassing Veil, they became our stories, passed down through literature and oral tradition. Over time, specific details may become exaggerated or forgotten, or be intentionally altered and absorbed into wider religious narratives.

神話・民俗学部門は財団最古参の部署の一角であり、神話伝説が発展するなかで異常がどのような役割を果たしたか研究することを任務としている。活動の大半はこうした物語をフィクションから見つけ出すことであるが、

The Department of Mythology and Folkloristics, one of the Foundation's oldest divisions, is tasked with studying the role the anomalous has played in the development of myth and legend. Much of this involves sorting fact from fiction, although occasionally, these stories from ages past may offer unique clues and insight into anomaly protection and containment protocols.

Contrary to popular belief, the Department's work is not restricted solely to the study of ancient mythology. More modern legends and folktales are of equal interest - this can include anything from medieval myths to fairy tales to urban legends.

SCPs involving this Department:

SCP-6078 – Peekaboo Island – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

SCP-6078 is an island with an area of 750 km² located in the Porcupine Bank, roughly 250 km off the west coast of Ireland.

SCP-6087 – The Voice-Taker Cometh – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

…Depictions of the phantom known as the Voice-Taker, scourge to all wicked and unruly children, have remained remarkably consistent across the centuries.

SCP-6097 – Granny Rat Tail – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

Its most distinctive feature was that of a long tail attached at the base of the spine, liked by witnesses to that of a Rattus norvegicus (common rat), with a single, swollen eyeball protruding from the tip.

SCP-6132 – The Eyes Beneath the Ice – by Bread_TyrantBread_Tyrant.

No one should have to drown in the cold as people watch and laugh.

SCP-6193 – Der Wolpertinger und Der Tierpräparator – by NotOrteilNotOrteil.

SCP-6193 is the designation for 6 chimeric entities, originally located in the German state of Bavaria.

SCP-6254 – Beware Dogman – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

His request to keep Baines' greyhound was denied, and he has since been released from Foundation custody, and assigned a new identity.

SCP-6311 – Under the Bridge – by TanhonyTanhony.

In their time, this lore was how humanity taught itself about the dangers it couldn't possibly hope to understand — and we still have a whole lot to learn.

SCP-6623 – The Wandering City – by Dr MonedDr Moned.

SCP-6623 is an abandoned Dunwich class nexus located within a pocket timeline, accessible via numerous Ways within the Patagonia region of South America.

SCP-6835 – Phantom Airship – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

Tempting as it may seem to dismiss such stories as mere guff and claptrap, on my reputation as a scholar and a gentleman, the following account is as veracious and indisputable as the skies above.

SCP-6854 – Where the Cogcows Roam – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

SCP-6854 is a species of biomechanical entities, sparse populations of which are found across the North American continent.

Tales involving this Department:

Brasilic Folklore and Mythology – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

While literature from this era remains scarce, many of these tales have survived due to the island's rich tradition of oral storytelling, and have been translated and summarized by the Foundation Department of Mythology and Folkloristics.


Writing Tips: There really aren't any hard and set rules on writing an article for the Department of Mythology and Folkloristics. My only real suggestion is that articles utilizing this Department evoke a sense of wonder. If you're interesting in writing about them, it's a safe bet that you're interested in real world legends and mythology - which is good! But if you want to write an SCP or a tale inspired by folklore and fairy tales, I would strongly advise putting a unique spin on the source material - simply writing about a banshee, a werewolf, or a skinwalker without any twist probably won't cut it.

Writing stories about invented myths is not only allowed, it's encouraged! If you have an idea for an imaginary legend and an interesting story behind it, by all means, write it - that's what this Department is for.

And above all else, as with anything else on this site, have fun!

- Dr Leonerd

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