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Folklores

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Bastet, a character who is an example related to folklore

Folklores are the most important main elements in Les Pyjamasques book series, and occasionally the PJ Masks television series.

About

In general, folklore is a collective body of mythology, legends, fairytales, traditions, religions, fantasy fiction and many more, which relates to a particular place, a group of people and so on.

In both the book series and television series, some of the folklore is applied to each of the series to relate to and mirror each of the continuity's dreamscape and/or science fiction themes.

Most of the folklore featured in the series centres on one or a group of characters who vary from supernatural humans, gods and guardians, this also covers particular locations, artifacts and so on. Their folklore varies from mythology, legends, fairytales, real-life folklore, origin myths etc.

Examples

  • Les Pyjamasques - a combination of the Nahual folklore and the Heracles (Hercules) Classical Mythology hero.
    • Totem Animals - a retelling of the Native American Animal Totem religion, it is given a connection with the Nahual folklore as of "La Légende des Pyjamasques."
    • Utupë - represents Shamanism and his connection to some of the Native American tribes.
  • Spirit Animals - a retelling of the worldwide Spirit Animal tradition, its concept originates from the ancient belief of Totem Animals and Animism.
  • Chimera Vehicles - represents the Classical Mythology, Chimera, while the vehicles are given astronomic names such as Bolide, Astro or Extraterrestre.
  • Splat Monster - In the French dub, he is portrayed as a combination of a Ninja and the Giant/Gigantus Classical mythology, while being shown to be named as "Nin'geant".
  • Newton Star - In the French dub, he represents the Classical mythology hero, Hector, while being shown to be named after the mythological figure.
  • Roméo Mécano - He has feats related to the Hephaestus Classical Mythology blacksmith god, such as him being mocked and taunted by the other heroes due to his failures and the shape of his hair, while he has good qualities such as being good at building inventions.
  • Bastet and Apophis - represents the Egyptian mythology.
  • Mystery Mountain - represents Asian mythology.
  • Dragon Gong - represents Asian mythology.
  • Marchand de sable - a retelling of the Sandman folklore, with fantasy elements relating to magicians.
  • Sablotin - a combination of the Sandman folklore and the Gremlin folklore.
  • Croque-Chaussettes - represents the French equivalent of the Bogeyman folklore.
    • The Black Moon - It is based on the terminology of the same name, and is directly connected with the Bogeyman folklore.
  • Grogarou - a combination of the Big Bad Wolf fairytale character and the Werewolf folklore.
  • Sorceline - represents sorceresses from fairytales.
  • Cat Statues - technically represents the Egyptian mythology, though the television series claims that they have no known origin.
  • Wolfy Bone (a.k.a. Golden Bone) - represents the Greek mythology.
  • Zodiac Constellations - represents a group of mythologies consisting of Sagittarius, Leo, Virgo, Libra etc.
  • Lilifée - represents the fairy folklore, while having a relation to comets.
  • Santa Claus and his TV counterpart - represents the Santa Claus folklore.
  • Muscle Wolf - an expy of Heracles (Hercules) from Classical Mythology.
  • Orticia - a combination of the Medusa and Nymph Classical mythologies.
Concepts and Glossaries
Routines
| Acrobats | Hero Moves Practice | Prosecution |
Character Types
| Noctambules-masques | Nocturnal Heroes | Villains of the Night | Acolytes | Evolved Characters |
Elements
| Story Formula (Missions) | Alter-egos (Amulet Symbols) | Nighttime Hours | Mockery | Art Style | Folklores | Character Designs |