Mythology in the seriesEdit
The world of Lost Girl resembles the real one but in which mythologies are also real. There are crucial differences between the real world and that of Lost Girl.
Firstly, in Lost Girl supernatural creatures exist and have lived alongside mostly unsuspecting humans for thousands of years. Most feed off humans secretly and in various ways. The Fae closely resemble humans. Those that do not appear human are referred to as Under Fae.
Secondly, the supernatural creatures have a strict set of laws and behavior which enables the two main factions of Light Fae and Dark Fae to stay hidden in plain sight.The fact that many mythical creatures, monsters, gods and so forth closely resemble various Fae suggests that in the past they were not as diligent in concealing their existence.
Lastly, though Fae are often named or described using mythological terms, they are often very different from the common mythology. For example, sirens in mythology are always female which is not the case in the Lost Girl universe.
The supernatural beings of the series' mythology are often drawn from the folklore and mythologies of specific cultures. Many have cognates across multiple cultures but are primarily associated with one.