History Fridge / AmericanGods

15th Nov '15 8:39:10 PM baschapp
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** Sacrifices have to be intended, though, not just accidents. You have to ''mean'' to sacrifice something, and most people in crashes aren't planning to kill themselves or someone else in the name of the car gods. [[spoiler:That's why the whole shuffle with getting the big battle dedicated to Wednesday and Lye-smith; if it was 'just' a battle, it wouldn't have meant anything to them.]]

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** Sacrifices have to be intended, though, not just accidents. You have to ''mean'' to sacrifice something, and most people in crashes aren't planning to kill themselves or someone else in the name of the car gods. [[spoiler:That's why the whole shuffle with getting the big battle dedicated to Wednesday and Lye-smith; if it was 'just' a battle, it wouldn't have meant anything to them.]]]]
*** But if one little car cult pops up... and so much as says "these and all such future deaths were a sacrifice for our transportation" while referring to the accidents....(I'm not exaggerating, people have formed stranger cults. Not more than a decade ago, a man, for no reason whatsoever, invented a steam powered bike. It quickly gathered a small cult on the local level)
28th Oct '15 8:33:31 PM lovecraft16
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* When Czernobog and Anansi are arguing over what to listen to on the radio, it is mentioned that Czernobog prefers classical music, especially gloomy pieces. In the film Fantasia the sequence set to the very gloomy "Night on Bald Mountain" features Czernobog awakening.
3rd Oct '15 3:53:57 PM nombretomado
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** Some NightmareRetardant, don't forget PaulBunyan. Famous and wide spread stories aren't enough. The people need to actually believe they exist to an extent. So it is unlikely Freddy exists, but some convincing Creepypastas....

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** Some NightmareRetardant, don't forget PaulBunyan.Myth/PaulBunyan. Famous and wide spread stories aren't enough. The people need to actually believe they exist to an extent. So it is unlikely Freddy exists, but some convincing Creepypastas....
20th Sep '15 8:40:24 PM nombretomado
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* Why would would [[LouisCypher Low Key Lyesmith]], aka the [[NorseMythology Norse trickster Loki]] be such a fan of Creator/{{Herodotus}}? Well, why wouldn't one Father of Lies appreciate another! It made this history major giggle, anyway...

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* Why would would [[LouisCypher Low Key Lyesmith]], aka the [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse trickster Loki]] be such a fan of Creator/{{Herodotus}}? Well, why wouldn't one Father of Lies appreciate another! It made this history major giggle, anyway...
6th Sep '15 3:42:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeLogic makes you realize that it is really weird that everyone would call Shadow that, even prison officials, but it makes a lot of sense when his divine identity is revealed and you think of [[IKnowYourTrueName the power of names]]. Something similar but less cool is the case with "Fat Charlie" in the "sequel" ''AnansiBoys''- in both cases, there's something like a PerceptionFilter that affects other people that [[TomatoInTheMirror they aren't initially aware of]], that makes it so that people can't help but think of Shadow as "Shadow", and can't help but see Fat Charlie as fat even though he's thin.

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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeLogic makes you realize that it is really weird that everyone would call Shadow that, even prison officials, but it makes a lot of sense when his divine identity is revealed and you think of [[IKnowYourTrueName the power of names]]. Something similar but less cool is the case with "Fat Charlie" in the "sequel" ''AnansiBoys''- ''Literature/AnansiBoys''- in both cases, there's something like a PerceptionFilter that affects other people that [[TomatoInTheMirror they aren't initially aware of]], that makes it so that people can't help but think of Shadow as "Shadow", and can't help but see Fat Charlie as fat even though he's thin.
22nd Jul '15 12:42:07 PM Azaram
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*** Airplanes don't cause as many deaths. In fact, if you go with percentages, airplanes are much safer than cars.

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*** Airplanes don't cause as many deaths. In fact, if you go with percentages, airplanes are much safer than cars.cars.
** Sacrifices have to be intended, though, not just accidents. You have to ''mean'' to sacrifice something, and most people in crashes aren't planning to kill themselves or someone else in the name of the car gods. [[spoiler:That's why the whole shuffle with getting the big battle dedicated to Wednesday and Lye-smith; if it was 'just' a battle, it wouldn't have meant anything to them.]]
21st Jul '15 12:42:25 AM Milarqui
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** What about the gods of airplanes?

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** What about the gods of airplanes?airplanes?
*** Airplanes don't cause as many deaths. In fact, if you go with percentages, airplanes are much safer than cars.
6th May '15 7:20:40 AM akanesarumara
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* FridgeHorror: When you realize the power of blood sacrifice means the mindless, brutal, pollution-breathed car gods are ''the most powerful gods to ever exist''.

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* FridgeHorror: When you realize the power of blood sacrifice means the mindless, brutal, pollution-breathed car gods are ''the most powerful gods to ever exist''.exist''.
** What about the gods of airplanes?
26th Mar '15 7:56:46 AM SaintDeltora
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* FridgeBrilliance: why do the Valkyries appear as helicopters? Because the gods are shaped by human belief and ''Music/RideOfTheValkyries'' has become so synonymous with [[Film/ApocalypseNow with dramatic scenes involving helicopters]] that, to Americans, Valkyries and helicopters are one and the same.

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* FridgeBrilliance: why do the Valkyries appear as helicopters? Because the gods are shaped by human belief and ''Music/RideOfTheValkyries'' has become so synonymous with [[Film/ApocalypseNow with dramatic scenes involving helicopters]] that, to Americans, Valkyries and helicopters are one and the same.
26th Mar '15 7:49:59 AM SaintDeltora
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* Why would would [[LousCypher Low Key Lyesmith]], aka the [[NorseMythology Norse trickster Loki]] be such a fan of Creator/{{Herodotus}}? Well, why wouldn't one Father of Lies appreciate another! It made this history major giggle, anyway...

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* Why would would [[LousCypher [[LouisCypher Low Key Lyesmith]], aka the [[NorseMythology Norse trickster Loki]] be such a fan of Creator/{{Herodotus}}? Well, why wouldn't one Father of Lies appreciate another! It made this history major giggle, anyway...
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