Science evolved to explain rationally what myth did allegorically. Science, however, is not free from myth. It has developed its own myths. How the German scholar Theodor Muther became known as one of the founding fathers of modern civil procedure in Italy, France and Brazil may well be defined as one of these founding myths in science. But how? What might be the role of legal transplants to the dissemination, or perhaps even the development, of these heroic narratives?