History BlessedWithSuck / Mythology

29th Aug '17 8:36:11 AM Mhazard
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* Eos, a Greek nymph, gifted her lover Tithonus with eternal life but not eternal youth. She ''meant'' for him to have youth, but somewhere in the fine print that got left out. He turned into a cicada in the end, slowly withering away.

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* Eos, a Greek nymph, gifted her lover Tithonus with eternal life but [[AgeWithoutYouth not eternal youth.youth]]. She ''meant'' for him to have youth, but somewhere in the fine print that got left out. He turned into a cicada in the end, slowly withering away.
20th Aug '17 8:48:10 AM akanesarumara
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* Eos, a Greek nymph, gifted her lover Tithonus with eternal life but not eternal youth. She ''meant'' for him to have youth, but somewhere in the fine print that got left out.

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* Eos, a Greek nymph, gifted her lover Tithonus with eternal life but not eternal youth. She ''meant'' for him to have youth, but somewhere in the fine print that got left out. He turned into a cicada in the end, slowly withering away.
** Selene, titaness of the moon, fell in love with Endymion, a prince. Learning from the aforementioned example of eternal life without eternal youth, she wished for her lover to remain forever in the state she first saw him, obviously meaning for him to stay a healthy and strapping young man. What she forgot, was that she first saw him while he slept...
15th Aug '17 9:07:15 AM sylviaviridian
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* One [[ValuesDissonance classical interpretation]] of the {{Medusa}} myth was that rather than punishing her for sleeping with Poseidon, Athena was "protecting" her after he [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal raped her]]; by making her hideous and giving her the power to turn ogling men to stone, nobody would ever take advantage of her again (with obvious shades of DefiledForever). Or maybe Athena just took [[JackassGenie a sick pleasure in doling out a really twisted kind of protection.]]

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* One [[ValuesDissonance classical interpretation]] of the {{Medusa}} myth was that rather than punishing her for sleeping with Poseidon, Athena was "protecting" her after he [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal raped her]]; by making her hideous and giving her the power to turn ogling men to stone, nobody would ever take advantage of her again (with obvious shades of DefiledForever). Or maybe Athena just took [[JackassGenie a sick pleasure in doling out a really twisted kind of protection.]]]]
* From Irish mythology, [[http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/diarmuid.html Diarmuid O'Duibhne]] was blessed by an unknown [[TheFairFolk fae]] being with a spot on his face that would cause women to fall in love with him just by looking at him. Sounds great, until the woman who's supposed to be marrying his king falls for him instead and forces him to elope with her, causing said king to chase after him with all his army. Which was mostly made up of Diarmuid's old friends, who didn't much like the situation either. [[DownerEnding It didn't end well,]] but it did inspire the later legends of Tristan and Isolde, and [[Myth/KingArthur Lancelot and Guinevere]].
26th Jul '17 11:31:18 AM billybobfred
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** That's not the worst of it. Muslim tradition is somewhat sexist, so the standards are likely substantially higher for women to get into paradise than men. These Muslim martyrs promised virgin women? ''[[FridgeHorror What if]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser they aren't]]''?
30th Jun '17 1:51:37 PM TheKaizerreich
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** Actually even more horrific than one might think at first, since the British Islands are notoriously cloudy. If the ability means "amount of sun = strength), then only very rarely would he have full strength.
3rd Aug '16 12:03:09 AM Gorank
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** Varied by singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole in the lyrics of "Perfect Blue": "Whatever I touch turns blue..." [[note]] "blue" as in "depressive, melancholic..." [[/note]]

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** Varied by singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole in the lyrics of "Perfect Blue": "Whatever I touch turns blue..." [[note]] "blue" [[note]]"blue" as in "depressive, melancholic..." [[/note]]
20th Jan '16 1:16:13 PM thatsnumberwang
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--->'''Tim:''' Is it awesome... when you can't hold your newborn baby boy in your arms? Did you feed and dress yourself this morning? I didn't. I met a man on the bus today. I shook his hand. [[TouchOfDeath He'll never see his family again.]] [[SarcasmMode I guess it's pretty awesome.]] This line was considered so horrific in its implications that it was eventually cut out and replaced by a shorter version that skips straight to the phone gag below. You have to wonder exactly what the thinking was when they decided that portraying an innocent family man with a FateWorseThanDeath was a good way to sell rainbow-themed candy.

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--->'''Tim:''' Is it awesome... when you can't hold your newborn baby boy in your arms? Did you feed and dress yourself this morning? I didn't. I met a man on the bus today. I shook his hand. [[TouchOfDeath He'll never see his family again.]] [[SarcasmMode I guess it's pretty awesome.]] ]]
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This line was considered so horrific in its implications that it was eventually cut out and replaced by a shorter version that skips straight to the phone gag below. You have to wonder exactly what the thinking was when they decided that portraying an innocent family man with a FateWorseThanDeath was a good way to sell rainbow-themed candy.
20th Jan '16 1:15:24 PM thatsnumberwang
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--->'''Tim:''' Is it awesome... when you can't hold your newborn baby boy in your arms? Did you feed and dress yourself this morning? I didn't. I met a man on the bus today. I shook his hand. [[TouchOfDeath He'll never see his family again.]] [[SarcasmMode I guess it's pretty awesome.]]

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--->'''Tim:''' Is it awesome... when you can't hold your newborn baby boy in your arms? Did you feed and dress yourself this morning? I didn't. I met a man on the bus today. I shook his hand. [[TouchOfDeath He'll never see his family again.]] [[SarcasmMode I guess it's pretty awesome.]]]] This line was considered so horrific in its implications that it was eventually cut out and replaced by a shorter version that skips straight to the phone gag below. You have to wonder exactly what the thinking was when they decided that portraying an innocent family man with a FateWorseThanDeath was a good way to sell rainbow-themed candy.
26th Oct '15 6:07:17 AM johnnye
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* One [[ValuesDissonance classical interpretation]] of the Medusa myth was that rather than being punishing her for sleeping with Poseidon, Athena was "protecting" her after he [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal raped]] the gorgeous Medusa; by making her hideous and giving her the power to turn ogling men to stone, nobody would ever take advantage of her again (shades of DefiledForever). Or maybe Athena just took [[JackassGenie a sick pleasure in doling out a really twisted kind of protection.]]

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* One [[ValuesDissonance classical interpretation]] of the Medusa {{Medusa}} myth was that rather than being punishing her for sleeping with Poseidon, Athena was "protecting" her after he [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal raped]] the gorgeous Medusa; raped her]]; by making her hideous and giving her the power to turn ogling men to stone, nobody would ever take advantage of her again (shades (with obvious shades of DefiledForever). Or maybe Athena just took [[JackassGenie a sick pleasure in doling out a really twisted kind of protection.]]
26th Oct '15 6:03:37 AM johnnye
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** That's not the worst of it. Muslim tradition is somewhat sexist, so the standards are likely substantially higher for women to get into paradise than men. These Muslim martyrs promised virgin women? ''[[FridgeHorror What if]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser they aren't]]''?

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** That's not the worst of it. Muslim tradition is somewhat sexist, so the standards are likely substantially higher for women to get into paradise than men. These Muslim martyrs promised virgin women? ''[[FridgeHorror What if]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser they aren't]]''?aren't]]''?
* One [[ValuesDissonance classical interpretation]] of the Medusa myth was that rather than being punishing her for sleeping with Poseidon, Athena was "protecting" her after he [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal raped]] the gorgeous Medusa; by making her hideous and giving her the power to turn ogling men to stone, nobody would ever take advantage of her again (shades of DefiledForever). Or maybe Athena just took [[JackassGenie a sick pleasure in doling out a really twisted kind of protection.]]
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