Infinite Dreams: There is more then one reality out there. Most are total chaos with no rules whatsoever but precious few have a some coherence. Most people can catch glimpses of these alternate realities, those are dreams. Some have found ways to access these alternate realities, some places these realities bleed into the "normal" one. This is where the mythology of the world comes from. Gods and heroes were just people who found out how to access these other realities where the rules are different and bring them to this reality. The ancients call it magic, modern scientists call it quantum theory. Nevertheless, through training, natural ability, or accident a lot more people are able to access the power of these other dimensions.
2012: The End Times: The Mayans were right, 2012 was the end of the world as we know it. The Doomsday sayers were wrong in that it would be the apocalypse. Something happened when the clock hit midnight on Jan 1, 2012. People began discovering that they had powers, formerly normal people became super geniuses, people began appearing who claimed to be the gods and heroes of old. The press dubbed this new time as "The New Age of Mythology".