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全くもって馬鹿げた神話の中にも一粒の真実が眠っているのだということを、私は常々心の底から信じている。

- 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

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はじめに: 財団が今の姿になったのは、たかだか100年ほど前のことだ。ASCIやHMFSCPといった親組織は、もう数世紀は遡る。しかし異常は常に存在していた。

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.

不可思議が網羅的なヴェールの下に安全にしまい込まれ隠されてしまう以前、それらは文学や口承の中で物語になった。時が経ち、細かな詳細は誇張されたり忘れられたり、あるいはあえて変えられたり、より大きな神話体系に吸収されたりすることとなる。

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.

財団最古の部門の一つたる神話・民俗学部門は、神話伝説の発展において異常が果たした役割を研究することを任務とする。ほとんどはフィクションからファクトを分けるだけの仕事だが、これらの遙か古の物語は、異常の保護や収容プロトコルに独自の手がかりや洞察を与えてくれることがある。

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.

一般に考えられているのとは逆に、本部門の仕事は古代神話の研究だけには留まらない。より現代的な伝説や民話も等しく研究対象だ──これには中世の神話からおとぎ話、都市伝説まであらゆるものが含まれる。

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.

本部門の関係するSCP

SCPs involving this Department:

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

SCP-6078 has been depicted on maps dating as far back as the tenth century, where it has been variously identified by names such as Bracile, Brasil and Hy-Brasil.

SCP-6087 – 声泥棒がやって来る – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

性悪で手に負えない子供たちを脅かす災い、ヴォイステイカーとして知られるこの亡霊の描写は、何世紀もの間、驚くべき一貫性を保ち続けている。

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 – 鼠尾婆 – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

最大の特徴は脊椎の基部から生えた長い尾であり、目撃者からはRattus norvegicus (ドブネズミ) のそれに似ていたと語られています。この尾の先端には単一の膨らんだ眼球がありました。

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 – ドッグマンに気を付けろ – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

ベインズのグレーハウンドを飼いたいというブラウンの要望は却下されました。ブラウンはのちに財団の拘束下から解放され、新しい身分を割り当てられました。

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 – 橋の下 – by TanhonyTanhony.

この伝承は、その昔、自分たちが理解しがたい危険を人類が教訓とした手段であり — 我々が学ぶべきことはまだまだ沢山あるのです。

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-6505 – The Church Grims – by arthcymroarthcymro.

On 09/05/1999, an SCP-6505 event was activated in the St Illtyd's Church's graveyard in Bro Morgannwg, Wales. The activator, Cadi Iolo, was visiting her father's grave at the time.

SCP-6587 – アヴェロワーニュの動物寓意集 – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

物理的には非異常ですが、SCP-6587はその内容の特異性から収容対象と見做されています。

SCP-6587 – Averoigne Bestiary – by Dr LeonerdDr Leonerd.

While physically non-anomalous, SCP-6587 warrants containment due to the unique nature of its contents.

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.

Superficially reminiscent of domestic cattle (Bos taurus), instances of SCP-6854 possess external shells comprised of an indeterminate metal alloy, with a consistency similar to that of stainless steel. The interior contains hundreds of shifting cogs and gears of varying size, as well as a rudimentary system of organs composed primarily of vulcanized rubber.

SCP-7420 – Worst Case Scenario – by RhineriverRhineriver.

At 12:00, thousands of anomalous entities began emerging from all sinkholes formed during SCP-7420, causing worldwide panic and disarray.

本部門の関係するTale

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.

Fae Myths and Legends – by Cassandra_PrimeCassandra_Prime.

Site-120's relationship with Esterberg has given us an amazing opportunity to hear first hand accounts of myths from Fae and learn about their culture.


執筆のヒント: 神話・民俗学部門の記事を書くうえで、厳密なルールというものは何一つない。唯一これだけは提案しておきたいのは、本部門を使う記事は「不思議」への感動センス・オブ・ワンダーを呼び起こすということだ。本部門で書きたいということは、現実世界の神話伝説に興味があると見て間違いないだろう──素敵なことだ! だが民話やおとぎ話を元にSCPやTaleを書く場合、原典から独自のひねりを加えることを強くおすすめする──なんのひねりもなくバンシーや狼男、スキンウォーカーについてそのまま書いても、きっと上手くいかないだろう。

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.

独自創作の神話について書くことは容認されているのみならず、奨励されている! 架空の伝説とその背後にある興味深い話のアイデアがあるのだったら、ぜひ書いてほしい──それこそ本部門の目指すものだ。ダエーバイトメカニト南極人たちの神話を肉付けするポテンシャルはバッチリだ──それだけじゃないぞ、夜闇の子らSapiensaurusといったもっと古い文明もありだ。

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. There's plenty of potential for fleshing out the mythology of the Daevites, the Mekhanites, or the Antarcticans - heck, even older civilizations, like the Children of the Night or Sapiensaurus.

そして何よりも大事なことだが、このサイトの他のものと同じく、楽しんでくれ!

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

- Dr Leonerd

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