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1st May '16 10:46:38 AM DreamerCynist2
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** The same thing happened to Loki's daughter Hel, the Norse goddess of death. Older myths suggest that she was originally a serene guide to the underworld for people who died of natural causes, and early descriptions of her realm Helheim aren't particularly negative. Later, more Christian-influenced myths portray her as a hag preparing an army of the dead for her father, and Helheim itself the origin of the word "hell".

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** The same thing happened to Loki's daughter Hel, the Norse goddess of death. Older myths suggest that she was originally a serene guide to the underworld for people who died of natural causes, and early descriptions of her realm Helheim aren't particularly negative. Later, more Christian-influenced myths portray her as a hag preparing an army of the dead for her father, and Helheim itself is the origin of the word "hell".
30th Mar '16 8:29:06 AM SharkToast
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5th Feb '16 4:08:17 PM superboy313
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** Speaking of demons, {{Satan}}, probably the most famous demon of all, [[SatanIsGood worked with God]] in the original Jewish texts. While he did tempt people, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was to test them.]] The New Testament decided to turn Satan into a force actively opposing God, [[{{Retcon}} retconning him]] to be [[BiggerBad the serpent who introduced sin in the first place.]]

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** Speaking of demons, {{Satan}}, probably the most famous demon of all, [[SatanIsGood worked with God]] in the original Jewish texts. While he did tempt people, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was to test them.]] The New Testament decided to turn Satan into a force actively opposing God, [[{{Retcon}} retconning him]] to be [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain the serpent who introduced sin in the first place.]]
19th Aug '15 2:12:18 AM MrThorfan64
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* Mordred in [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] went from playing a small but important role as the killer of Arthur (and something of a WorthyOpponent) to becoming Arthur's [[BastardBastard evil illegitimate son]] who was connected to Morgan le Fay. In his earliest appearances, it isn't clear whether Mordred and Arthur were enemies at all - it is only said that Mordred fought in the battle in which Arthur was killed, without making it clear whether they fought on the same side or opposing ones.

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* Mordred in [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] went from playing a small but important role as the killer of Arthur (and something of a WorthyOpponent) to becoming Arthur's [[BastardBastard evil illegitimate son]] and in earlier versions EvilNephew who was connected to Morgan le Fay. In his earliest appearances, it isn't clear whether Mordred and Arthur were enemies at all - it is only said that Mordred fought in the battle in which Arthur was killed, without making it clear whether they fought on the same side or opposing ones.
4th May '15 2:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* Odysseus, while [[WorthyOpponent respected by many of his enemies]] for his [[GuileHero cunning and tactical skills]] in GreekMythology, was viewed as a liar and a cheat by the Romans (such as Creator/{{Virgil}}), who treated him as a pure villain and placed far less emphasis on his good characteristics. In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante placed Ulysses in the hell of evil counselors.

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* Odysseus, while [[WorthyOpponent respected by many of his enemies]] for his [[GuileHero cunning and tactical skills]] in GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, was viewed as a liar and a cheat by the Romans (such as Creator/{{Virgil}}), who treated him as a pure villain and placed far less emphasis on his good characteristics. In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante placed Ulysses in the hell of evil counselors.



* Loki of NorseMythology, while always a trickster, steadily becomes more and more of a bad guy throughout the different stories. Some of this is assumed to be because of Christian influence.

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* Loki of NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, while always a trickster, steadily becomes more and more of a bad guy throughout the different stories. Some of this is assumed to be because of Christian influence.
30th Mar '15 9:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* Set in EgyptianMythology, although he feuded with Horus after killing Osiris, was originally the protector of Re from the evil serpent [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] and worshiped in his own right. After Egypt was split between the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, he became [[GodOfEvil an evil god]] in Lower Egypt and his positive aspects were handed over to other deities. His worship as the god of foreigners almost entirely stopped after the Hyksos invaded Egypt.

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* Set in EgyptianMythology, Myth/EgyptianMythology, although he feuded with Horus after killing Osiris, was originally the protector of Re from the evil serpent [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] and worshiped in his own right. After Egypt was split between the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, he became [[GodOfEvil an evil god]] in Lower Egypt and his positive aspects were handed over to other deities. His worship as the god of foreigners almost entirely stopped after the Hyksos invaded Egypt.
8th Feb '15 5:34:56 PM Raptorslash
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** The same thing happened to Loki's daughter Hel, the Norse goddess of death. Older myths suggest that she was originally a serene guide to the underworld for people who died of natural causes, and early descriptions of her realm Helheim aren't particularly negative. Later, more Christian-influenced myths portray her as a hag preparing an army of the dead for her father, and Helheim itself the origin of the word "hell".
23rd Oct '14 7:22:11 PM LadyJafaria
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* Doing this to Hades (and occasionally other gods of death) has become its own subtrope, see EverybodyHatesHades.
10th Mar '14 8:16:55 AM MightyKombat
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*** To be fair, even later adaptations have her returning to her role as a healer after she reconciles with Arthur, as she is one of the four women who takes him to be preserved in Avalon.
25th Jan '14 6:53:02 AM narm00
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* Loki of Norse mythology, while always a trickster, steadily becomes more and more of a bad guy throughout the different stories. Some of this is assumed to be because of Christian influence.

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* Loki of Norse mythology, NorseMythology, while always a trickster, steadily becomes more and more of a bad guy throughout the different stories. Some of this is assumed to be because of Christian influence.



** Though in this case it's less AdaptationalVillainy and more "[[HijackedByJesus giving some demons]] [[InNameOnly names of rival culture's deities]] [[TakeThat to denounce them.]]
** Speaking of demons, [[{{Satan}} Satan]], probably the most famous demon of all, [[SatanIsGood worked with God]] in the original Jewish texts. While he did tempt people, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was to test them.]] The New Testament decided to turn Satan into a force actively opposing God, [[{{Retcon}} retconning him]] to be [[BiggerBad the serpent who introduced sin in the first place.]]

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** Though in this case it's less AdaptationalVillainy and more "[[HijackedByJesus giving some demons]] [[InNameOnly the names of rival culture's culture X's deities]] [[TakeThat to denounce them.]]
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** Speaking of demons, [[{{Satan}} Satan]], {{Satan}}, probably the most famous demon of all, [[SatanIsGood worked with God]] in the original Jewish texts. While he did tempt people, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was to test them.]] The New Testament decided to turn Satan into a force actively opposing God, [[{{Retcon}} retconning him]] to be [[BiggerBad the serpent who introduced sin in the first place.]]
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