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Your Favorite Fictional Gods

Korashk
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1/13/2010 11:14:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
When I say fictional gods I do not mean gods that any specific religion believes to be true but your religion thinks is false. I mean gods created in works of fiction for entertainment purposes.

My personal favorite is Mask from the Forgotten Realms fantasy world. There's just something about how he is portrayed in the books that intrigues me. Especially the tales of Erevis Cale. I guess it's because my personality is a lot like his.

http://en.wikipedia.org...(Forgotten_Realms)
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1/13/2010 11:47:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Isis from Egyptian mythology was always one of my favorites. Also, I'm not sure if this counts as a god as they're more just spirits, but I suppose I'll include the Fayth from FF X. http://finalfantasy.wikia.com...
brittwaller
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1/13/2010 1:02:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/13/2010 12:44:46 PM, Frodobaggins wrote:
They're not fictional brittwaller and neither am I

Why were you so mean to Sam?
Don't I take care of them all?
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1/13/2010 1:08:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/13/2010 1:02:13 PM, brittwaller wrote:
At 1/13/2010 12:44:46 PM, Frodobaggins wrote:
They're not fictional brittwaller and neither am I

Why were you so mean to Sam?
The Hollywood people lied; that never happened. It's written in my book that JRTolkien stole from myself and my uncle.
brittwaller
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1/13/2010 1:14:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/13/2010 1:08:26 PM, Frodobaggins wrote:
At 1/13/2010 1:02:13 PM, brittwaller wrote:
At 1/13/2010 12:44:46 PM, Frodobaggins wrote:
They're not fictional brittwaller and neither am I

Why were you so mean to Sam?
The Hollywood people lied; that never happened. It's written in my book that JRTolkien stole from myself and my uncle.

I'd sue.
Don't I take care of them all?
tkubok
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1/13/2010 1:30:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Flying spaghetti monster. Hands down. Every friday a religious holiday? Hell yeah. That and the fact that dressing up like a pirate is always epic win.
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1/13/2010 1:31:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/13/2010 1:14:36 PM, brittwaller wrote:
At 1/13/2010 1:08:26 PM, Frodobaggins wrote:
At 1/13/2010 1:02:13 PM, brittwaller wrote:
At 1/13/2010 12:44:46 PM, Frodobaggins wrote:
They're not fictional brittwaller and neither am I

Why were you so mean to Sam?
The Hollywood people lied; that never happened. It's written in my book that JRTolkien stole from myself and my uncle.

I'd sue.

I would but the legal system is controlled by the white man. Believe it or not frodobaggins was a brother.
Cerebral_Narcissist
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1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Cyric from the forgotten realms. (I don't acknowledge kelvemor or whatever his name is as becoming God of the dead).

Lolth is pretty cool as well.

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.
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1/14/2010 10:23:12 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Kratos. When I see another god with dual whip-blades, I'll consider them.
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1/14/2010 4:36:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.

Not really deities so much as beings of incomprehension.
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1/14/2010 11:31:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/14/2010 4:36:28 PM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.

Not really deities so much as beings of incomprehension.

They are worshipped and they have vast powers.

It's not like I threw in the non-sentient Azathoth, though of course he is still a God.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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1/15/2010 12:32:21 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/14/2010 11:31:15 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:36:28 PM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.

Not really deities so much as beings of incomprehension.

They are worshipped and they have vast powers.

It's not like I threw in the non-sentient Azathoth, though of course he is still a God.

Eh still not gods how we mean in any traditional sense. They are aliens, of great power, whom while cults arise around them, still do not properly constitute as being 'god'.

http://en.wikipedia.org...
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1/15/2010 2:05:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/15/2010 12:32:21 AM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 11:31:15 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:36:28 PM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.

Not really deities so much as beings of incomprehension.

They are worshipped and they have vast powers.

It's not like I threw in the non-sentient Azathoth, though of course he is still a God.

Eh still not gods how we mean in any traditional sense. They are aliens, of great power, whom while cults arise around them, still do not properly constitute as being 'god'.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

Isn't that the definition of a God?
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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1/15/2010 2:51:59 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/15/2010 12:32:21 AM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 11:31:15 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:36:28 PM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.

Not really deities so much as beings of incomprehension.

They are worshipped and they have vast powers.

It's not like I threw in the non-sentient Azathoth, though of course he is still a God.

Eh still not gods how we mean in any traditional sense. They are aliens, of great power, whom while cults arise around them, still do not properly constitute as being 'god'.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

I see where your confusion arisis from, you are using the term God, perhaps hoping to denote something analogous to a judeao-Christian God. Everyone else is talking about Gods.

Yog-Sothoth for instance is specifically referenced as AN outer God. One of many.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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1/17/2010 4:14:57 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/15/2010 2:51:59 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/15/2010 12:32:21 AM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 11:31:15 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:36:28 PM, Puck wrote:
At 1/14/2010 4:14:05 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep are also all quite interesting deities.

Not really deities so much as beings of incomprehension.

They are worshipped and they have vast powers.

It's not like I threw in the non-sentient Azathoth, though of course he is still a God.

Eh still not gods how we mean in any traditional sense. They are aliens, of great power, whom while cults arise around them, still do not properly constitute as being 'god'.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

I see where your confusion arisis from, you are using the term God, perhaps hoping to denote something analogous to a judeao-Christian God. Everyone else is talking about Gods.

Yog-Sothoth for instance is specifically referenced as AN outer God. One of many.

No confusion, I am aware of what the concept god entails. An alien entity, even if worshiped *as* a god, does not by necessity make it one. :)
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1/17/2010 11:06:49 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'm a big fan of Apsu, Tiamat and the other band of merry characters from ancient Babylonian Mythology

http://en.wikipedia.org...

Then there's Dionysus, the god of wine.
http://en.wikipedia.org...

I mean, this guy's portfolio is alcohol. Furthermore, this virgin-born demi-god has a thing for red wine and holy bread. Hm.

He also causes a mother to behead her son, the king, in Euripidies' The Bacchae. Bad to the bone.
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1/17/2010 11:25:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Tash from the Chronicles of Narnia. He only shows up in one book but he scares the heck out of everyone, and is really creepy.

I tend to think of gods as monsters in literary fiction, so the more alien and horrifying the better. Obviously I'm a fan of Cthulhu as well.
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1/17/2010 2:12:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Odin, norse mythology. . . . after all who doesn't want to lose an eye in their search for infinite wisdom. . . . .
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1/17/2010 6:59:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/17/2010 11:25:46 AM, Lexicaholic wrote:
Tash from the Chronicles of Narnia. He only shows up in one book but he scares the heck out of everyone, and is really creepy.

Yeah I remember that guy although I couldn't tell you which book he's in. There's a passage in it that kind of stayed with me though, about how if someone does a good deed in Tash's name then they are really doing it for Aslan and if they do a bad thing in Aslan's name... you get the picture. Don't really know why my young mind thought that this was profound.

Yahweh for the win, you've got to respect the smitings he gave out, although those virgin raping Greek dudes were pretty cool too.
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1/17/2010 9:03:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/17/2010 6:59:24 PM, feverish wrote:
At 1/17/2010 11:25:46 AM, Lexicaholic wrote:
Tash from the Chronicles of Narnia. He only shows up in one book but he scares the heck out of everyone, and is really creepy.

Yeah I remember that guy although I couldn't tell you which book he's in. There's a passage in it that kind of stayed with me though, about how if someone does a good deed in Tash's name then they are really doing it for Aslan and if they do a bad thing in Aslan's name... you get the picture. Don't really know why my young mind thought that this was profound.

Yeah, I found that passage fairly memorable as well, which was part of what made him my pick. It was the very last book, The Last Battle.
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