History DisproportionateRetribution / MythsAndReligion

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.
1st Aug '16 9:18:05 AM treehugger0369
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** Witness Apollo, who was challenged to a contest of music by a satyr named Marsyas. When it was determined by the Muses who were overseeing the competition that both were equal, Apollo, in a total dick move, decreed they play and sing at the same time. As Apollo played the lyre, this was easy to do. Marsyas could not do this as he only knew how to use the flute and could not sing at the same time. Naturally, Apollo was declared the winner. He proceeded to ''flay Marsyas alive'' [[DoNotTauntCthulhu for his hubris in challenging a god.]]

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*** Another version is that Zeus was initially angry at Prometheus for giving Man fire, but relented when Man starts sacrificing to the gods themselves. Prometheus didn't like Man giving up the best fruits of their labor, even of their own volition, and so comes up with the aforementioned plan. This gets him punished for essentially teaching Man to cheat the gods.
** Witness Apollo, who was challenged to a contest of music by a satyr named Marsyas. When it was determined by the Muses who were overseeing the competition that both were equal, Apollo, in a total dick move, decreed they play and sing at the same time. As Apollo played the lyre, this was easy to do. Marsyas could not do this as he only knew how to use the flute and could not sing at the same time. Naturally, Apollo was declared the winner. He proceeded to ''flay Marsyas alive'' [[DoNotTauntCthulhu for his hubris in challenging a god.]]]]
*** A similar story has Pan challenge Apollo to a musical contest with the same(or at least similar) instruments. Of the overseeing judges, all of them voted for Apollo but one--King Midas. Apollo decided that Midas's ears "were too small to hear properly" if he preferred a reed flute to a lyre, and gave him donkey ears in response.
21st Jun '16 11:43:54 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Even Jews today recognize those laws are somewhat outré. TheTalmud has made the application of those laws almost impossible to put into practise (i.e. requiring four witnesses, requiring the offendant to express his intention, etc.), as the Rabbis knew that Draconian justice did more harm than good for the general adherence to the law. In such situations, the secular law eclipses the religious law.

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*** Even Jews today recognize those laws are somewhat outré. TheTalmud Literature/TheTalmud has made the application of those laws almost impossible to put into practise (i.e. requiring four witnesses, requiring the offendant to express his intention, etc.), as the Rabbis knew that Draconian justice did more harm than good for the general adherence to the law. In such situations, the secular law eclipses the religious law.
4th Nov '15 7:40:54 PM DoctorCooper
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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.
*** 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...
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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.
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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."''



** A ''lot'' of the "sins" in the Bible, which can all be punished pretty harshly, fall under this trope. You can stone a child to death for being disobedient, or be punished for wearing mixed fabrics or planting two crops in the same field.

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** A ''lot'' of the "sins" sins in the Bible, which can all be punished pretty harshly, fall under this trope. You can stone a child to death for being disobedient, or be punished for wearing mixed fabrics or planting two crops in the same field.



*** And even Jews today recognize those laws are somewhat outré. TheTalmud has made the application of those laws almost impossible to put into practise (i.e. requiring four witnesses, requiring the offendant to express his intention, etc.), as the Rabbis knew that Draconian justice did more harm than good for the general adherence to the law. In such situations, the secular law eclipses the religious law.

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*** And even Even Jews today recognize those laws are somewhat outré. TheTalmud has made the application of those laws almost impossible to put into practise (i.e. requiring four witnesses, requiring the offendant to express his intention, etc.), as the Rabbis knew that Draconian justice did more harm than good for the general adherence to the law. In such situations, the secular law eclipses the religious law.
28th Aug '15 6:25:00 PM ablackraptor
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** In one of the older stories and the original explanation for Loki's binding to the rock, Loki gate-crashed a party the other gods were throwing, during which they spent the time making fun of Loki behind his back. After convincing Odin to let him stay, Loki got into a snarking contest with the gods and verbally kicked their asses, until Thor arrived. Unamused by Loki's jokes, the gods dragged him to a boulder, killed Narfi as above to use his entrails as binds, tied Loki up, and left him for years with a snake dripping venom into his eyes. When the stories were HijackedByJesus, the above story with Hodr was introduced to add more reasoning for why the gods were mad at Loki, but in the older tales he was essentially punished for insulting the gods who'd just been insulting him.
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