History DisproportionateRetribution / MythsAndReligion

16th Mar '18 3:36:41 PM ComeWithMe
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** In 2 Kings, the prophet Elisha is mocked for being bald by some local youths. Rude, sure, but God summoning two she-bears to kill (or at the very least maim) 42 of said youths might have been overreacting just a tad... Though it should be noted that [[ValuesDissonance "Bald-head" was also a far worse insult to an Israelite at the time than it sounds to modern ears.]] It was practically a curse. Also, the "youths" at the time were likely teenagers ("laboring in the fields") and the "stones" they threw were more akin to bricks. So it was less little kids calling him names and more a gang of young toughs telling him ''"You don't belong here, Jew-boy."''

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** In 2 Kings, the prophet Elisha is mocked for being bald by some local youths. Rude, sure, but God summoning two she-bears to kill (or at the very least maim) 42 of said youths might have been overreacting just a tad... Though it should be noted that [[ValuesDissonance "Bald-head" was also a far worse insult to an Israelite at the time than it sounds to modern ears.]] It was practically a curse. Also, the "youths" at the time were likely teenagers ("laboring in the fields") and the "stones" they threw were more akin to bricks. So it was less little kids calling him names and more a gang of young toughs telling him ''"You don't belong here, Jew-boy."''"'' Even so, having bears tear them apart was still overdoing it.
13th Mar '18 5:53:09 PM ComeWithMe
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** In the book of Judges in the Bible, the Philistines bind Samson, gouge out his eyes, and make him entertain them. (This was after he had already killed thirty Philistines in order to steal their clothes, "struck down" 1,000 Philistines who were sent to capture him, and killed members of the Philistines who were ruling over his people on other occasions.) He asks for strength, saying, "let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes." He then performs a {{suicide attack}} in which he pushes apart the pillars holding up a building with 3,000 men and women on the roof, "So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he had killed during his life."

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** In the book of Judges in the Bible, the Philistines bind Samson, gouge out his eyes, and make him entertain them. (This was after he had already killed thirty Philistines in order to steal their clothes, "struck down" 1,000 Philistines who were sent to capture him, burned Philistine crops, and killed members of the Philistines who were ruling over his people on other occasions.) He asks for strength, saying, "let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes." He then performs a {{suicide attack}} in which he pushes apart the pillars holding up a building with 3,000 men and women on the roof, "So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he had killed during his life."
5th Feb '18 6:27:13 AM KrspaceT
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*** Said hunter was looking at her with the thought of having sex with her, consent questionable in some versions. Another hunter who found her bathing, a boy named Sipriotes, immediately apologized and did not get ripped apart. He was turned into a girl though.

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*** Said hunter was looking at her with the thought of having sex with her, consent questionable in some versions. Another hunter who found her bathing, a boy named Sipriotes, immediately apologized and did not get ripped apart. He was turned into a girl though.though, with the other option being death (though probably a less painful one than being ripped apart by hunting dogs).


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*** Occasionally for being asexual too, which tied into the worship of Artemis.
19th Oct '17 7:21:00 PM KrspaceT
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*** Said hunter was looking at her with the thought of having sex with her, consent questionable in some versions. Another hunter who found her bathing, a boy named Sipriotes, immediately apologized and did not get ripped apart. He was turned into a girl though.
22nd Mar '17 3:06:19 PM Dravencour
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** In probably the ultimate example of PervertRevengeMode in Greek mythology, Artemis turns the hunter Actaeon, who accidentally caught a glimpse of her naked, into a stag and has his own hunting dogs rip him to pieces.

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** In probably the ultimate example of PervertRevengeMode in Greek mythology, Artemis turns the hunter Actaeon, who accidentally caught a glimpse of stumbled upon her naked, into a stag and has his own hunting dogs rip him to pieces.
22nd Mar '17 3:04:23 PM Dravencour
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** Actaeon accidentally glimpses Artemis naked, so she turns him into a stag and has his own hunting dogs rip him to pieces.

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** Actaeon In probably the ultimate example of PervertRevengeMode in Greek mythology, Artemis turns the hunter Actaeon, who accidentally glimpses Artemis caught a glimpse of her naked, so she turns him into a stag and has his own hunting dogs rip him to pieces.
22nd Mar '17 2:59:08 PM Dravencour
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* Lara, one of the minor Goddesses of Death in the Roman Pantheon, used to be a quite cheery and lively nymph. That, until, according to the different versions of the myth, she either warned her sister Juturna and the goddess Juno about Jupiter's plan to rape her, or told Juno about a long-standing affair between her husband Jupiter and Juturna. In both versions, Jupiter saw fit banishing her to Hell, but just for added safety had her tongue cut out first. Just because that wasn't enough, Jupiter had Lara escorted to Hell by her son Mercury, and when Lara tried to bargain for at least her freedom, Mercury just raped her on the spot, thus giving birth to the minor gods of streets.

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* Lara, one of the minor Goddesses of Death in the Roman Pantheon, used to be a quite cheery and lively nymph. That, until, according to the different versions of the myth, she either warned her sister Juturna and the goddess Juno about Jupiter's plan to rape her, or told Juno about a long-standing affair between her husband Jupiter and Juturna. In both versions, Jupiter saw fit banishing to banish her to Hell, but just for added safety had her tongue cut out first. Just And just because that this wasn't enough, ''enough'', Jupiter had Lara escorted to Hell by her son Mercury, and when Lara tried to bargain for at least her freedom, Mercury just raped her on the spot, thus giving birth to the minor gods of streets.streets. Yeesh!
5th Mar '17 3:52:19 PM GothicProphet
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* The Sphinx cursed Thebes with a deadly plague that lasted several years. Why? He had told the Thebans a riddle and then gotten offended when they couldn't solve it.

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* The Sphinx cursed Thebes with a deadly plague that lasted several years. Why? He had told the Thebans a riddle and then gotten offended when they couldn't solve it.it.
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19th Oct '16 12:48:20 PM Eagal
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** Not to be outdone, Gaia instigated a fair number of the divine conflicts, usually as escalation from a previous conflict. In revenge for Zeus' overthrow of her children, the Titans, Gaia gave birth to the Giants by Uranus and Typhon by Tartarus and turned them lose on him, never mind that Cronus was guilty of the exact same crimes he had killed his own father for.

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** Not to be outdone, Gaia instigated a fair number of the divine conflicts, usually as escalation from a previous conflict. In revenge for Zeus' overthrow of her children, the Titans, Gaia gave birth to the Giants by Uranus and Typhon by Tartarus and turned them lose loose on him, never mind that Cronus was guilty of the exact same crimes he had killed his own father for.
19th Oct '16 12:47:59 PM Eagal
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** Not to be outdone, Gaia instigated a fair number of the divine conflicts, usually as escalation from a previous conflict. In revenge for his overthrow of her children, the Titans, Gaia gave birth to the Giants by Uranus and Typhon by Tartarus and turned them lose on Zeus, never mind that Cronus was guilty of the exact same crimes he had killed his own father for.

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** Not to be outdone, Gaia instigated a fair number of the divine conflicts, usually as escalation from a previous conflict. In revenge for his Zeus' overthrow of her children, the Titans, Gaia gave birth to the Giants by Uranus and Typhon by Tartarus and turned them lose on Zeus, him, never mind that Cronus was guilty of the exact same crimes he had killed his own father for.
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