Myths and fairy tales are a phantasmagorical form of transmission of word but as well of images. This makes them very interesting study cases. Where is the origin of these grotesque tales? …
Esse est percipi?
According to George Berkeley (1685-1753), material things do not exist until they have been observed.
Does a rainbow exist if there is no human, animal or camera to perceive it?
Does a place exist if it has never been archived or documented?
Probably... But I still err on the side of caution.