Folklore stories of fairies, angels, dwarfs, mermaids, and other mystical creatures and spiritual beings existed in many cultures from Sumer to Egypt, from China to the cultures of ancient America, ancient Slavs, Celts, Greek, and Roman. For them, these miraculous beings were a reality; memories of them reach us to this day through modern mythology. The best examples of modern mythology are Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Legend of King Arthur, Merlin, Disney cartoons (e.g. The Lion King, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Moana, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The Sword in the Stone, etc.).