View Full Version : 'Grim Fandango based on Aztec mythology'

08-12-2004, 11:58 AM
I'm not sure of the exact background to Grim Fandango, but I've read plenty of times that it's based on Aztec and Mexican mythology and so on.

It just struck me last night as rather odd - how could the Aztecs believe in a number 9 train before trains were invented?


08-12-2004, 12:10 PM
Well, it is based on the myths, but they have mixed in lots of film noir elements and invented something themselves.

I mean that even if it's based on something it doesn't have to follow it religiously. ;)based

08-12-2004, 12:10 PM
Heh, I think that you answered your own question with the word "based".

08-12-2004, 12:12 PM
What is going on? I can swear that I read Thrik's comment before posting my own, and yet it looks like I posted before him. :eek:

08-12-2004, 12:46 PM
Hee, it looks like we both posted at the same time and it had to choose which case first. :o

08-12-2004, 08:10 PM
Well yes, it must be really really loosely based then! Still a cool story though.

08-30-2004, 10:40 PM
It's not "really really loosely" based. No matter what they do, it's very grounded in the mythology.

08-31-2004, 06:08 AM
I definatley think it was based on the Aztec and Mexican mythology, butin modern times. Didn't anybody notice the whole modern 1920's Art Deco theme which ran though the whole game. As that was like "the steam train era" kinda thing, i bet the train was just a mordern way of explaining the the journey to the ninth underworld

Murray the Chao
09-26-2004, 10:55 AM
Does anyone know the actual mythology?